Mike Shiplett moves from Stewart-Haas Racing to Richard Childress Racing
Last year, Mike Shiplett was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR. The penalty came following the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Roval.
Stewart-Haas Racing was accused of race manipulation. Cole Custer all but came to a stop on the final lap, letting teammate Chase Briscoe pass. At the time, Briscoe was on the playoff bubble.
Cole Custer was fined $100,000. The team was docked 50 owner and driver points. In addition, crew chief Mike Shiplett was fined $100,000 and handed an indefinite suspension.
Stewart-Haas Racing strongly opposed the penalty.
The team stated in October 2022, “Stewart-Haas Racing denies any wrongdoing and will vigorously defend its personnel against these allegations in its appeal with NASCAR.”
This week, Shiplett was reinstated by NASCAR.
On Tuesday, Shiplett was announced as the new Xfinity Series competition director at Richard Childress Racing. The suspension was lifted on the same day.