I've known for the last several years that there are a lot of Jimmie Johnson haters out there. I'll say first and foremost, that while I'm not a fan, I'm also not a hater. I like to think I have an unbiased, middle of the road opinion. But I will say this -- I believe a level-headed NASCAR fan, Johnson hater or not, would be able to, at least, acknowledge Johnson's accomplishments and realize that he/she is witnessing history in the making.
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Crew chief Chad Knaus knows a lot about winning NASCAR races, mainly because his driver Jimmie Johnson has been the most successful racer on the planet for the last decade. But this past Saturday he proved that when things don't go his way, he's not afraid to let out a nice F-Bomb on national television. With just five laps left, the No. 48 car went up in smoke and this didn't sit well with Chad Knaus, who coincidentally happened to be mic'd up by FOX at that exact moment. For those who don't...Read Full Story
Chad Anthony Knaus is a very successful crew chief, currently with Hendrick Motorsports with Jimmy Johnson driving the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet. Chad was born on the 5th of August, 1971 in Rockford, Illinois and he has been involved in racing almost from day one. His father, John, raced the Midwest tracks and Chad was always there helping him, when he could, on his cars. By the age of fourteen Chad was serving his father as his crew chief, guiding him to take the Rockford Speedway...Read Full Story
Through the history of NASCAR, there are only few driver-crew chief relationships that are capable of creating dynasties. One of those would be the combination of Johnson and Knaus.
The strength of their relationship, plus Knaus’ desire, are two of the keys to that make them as good as they are. Knaus’ desire was seen even before he became the crew chief was Johnson; it was shown to Phillippe Lopez when Knaus worked for Stanley Smith as a shop-foreman.
“Chad wasn’t there for the check,” Lopez...Read Full Story
With the recent confiscation of parts from the 48 car this past weekend, Chad Knaus and other members of the 48 team await judgement from NASCAR to see just how serious their penalty will be. Many of fans know the basic details of the infraction but recent developments show Rick Hendrick backing his team stating that the car that failed inspection on Friday was the same exact car from the past year which passed inspections before, several times! It is a hard one to judge from the outside...Read Full Story
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