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Jimmie Johnson finished third at Darlington after an inauspicious beginning to the race

Jimmie Johnson's car was just flat out not good in the early stages of Saturday night's race at Darlington. And yet he still finished third. Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus were briefly befuddled with the handling of the No. 48. Johnson...Show More Summary

Why Jimmie Johnson Won't Start Turning Heads Until the 2014 Chase

Once again, Bristol’s concrete surface was not kind to Jimmie Johnson. Race No. 4 on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule was less than memorable for the No. 48 Lowe’s team. But it’s doubtful that Johnson, crew chief Chad Knaus and the...Show More Summary

Petition for NASCAR to kick out Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus laughable

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 [...]

Way-Too-Early 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Title Odds

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season wrapped up just days ago, but you better believe every team is already preparing for 2014. It wouldn ’t be a shock if the Chad Knaus, the crew chief on Jimmie Johnson’s six-championships, made...Show More Summary

Happiness Is...MNF, Collectibles, Hornish, SV, KB, and MK

Well that was anticlimactic. Perhaps expected is a better word. Jimmie Johnson, with Chad Knaus’ help, drove a race that should have surprised no one. Even though Matt Kenseth did his best Matt Kenseth impression, that being excelling...Show More Summary

Post-Race Interview With Chad Knaus and Rick Hendrick at Homestead

Q:   This is Chad’s sixth championship, all with Jimmie Johnson.  Chad has 64 career wins, all with the Jimmie Johnson team. Let’s hear from Chad first.  Certainly a terrific run this season and in the Chase.  You handled the pressure. You won another championship.  How does that feel? CHAD KNAUS:  Boy, I tell you, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind, [...]

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Finale Has Two Contenders and Maybe One Super Human

Five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team with crew chief Chad Knaus may seem like they have super human qualities, but we all know they are just people—but great people, no doubt. Those talented people take their No. Show More Summary

Chad Knaus says that Matt Kenseth is “a little more formidable” opponent than Brad Keselowski was last year

With two races to go, Jimmie Johnson has a seven point lead over Matt Kenseth after winning Sunday's AAA 500 at Texas. Last year, after winning this same race, Johnson had the same points lead, though it was over Brad Keselowski. Johnson's...Show More Summary

Chase Time Is Go Time For Johnson, Knaus

Have Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus flipped the switch to “go?” Back-to-back top-five performances to begin the Chase certainly point in that direction. Johnson’s finishes of fifth at Chicagoland and fourth in New Hampshire mark only the third time this season the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet has fashioned consecutive top fives. The five-time NASCAR [...]

NASCAR Transcript: Interview With Chad Knaus

Sunday’s race marks the 20th premiere series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Chad, of the four victories at the Brickyard, does one of them stand out more than the others? CHAD KNAUS:  Oh, boy.  I think quite honestly, all of those victories were so special.  I think last year’s was a lot of fun, from the standpoint of really [...]

Has Matt Kenseth Unlocked the Key to Success in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase?

Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus seem to have found the solution to the complicated formula that NASCAR 's new Gen-6 car routinely needs to go fast. Johnson said as much after his June win at Pocono Raceway, and his top ranking in the point standings is very demonstrative. Show More Summary

Interview With Jimmie Johnson, Winner of The Pocono NASCAR Cup Race

We’ll get started with Chad Knaus, crew chief for the No. 48 Lowe’s Kobalt Tools Chevrolet. Talk about that exciting race out there today. CHAD KNAUS:  That was a lot of fun.  I really love this racetrack.  It’s always been one of my favorites.  When you come up here you have to have so many elements to have a successful [...]

Interview With Martinsville NASCAR Race Winner – Jimmie Johnson

For Hendrick Motorsports it’s their 20th win at Martinsville Speedway, most of any organization in the history of the sport.  Not only do you guys win, but you make history.  Congratulations on that today.  Chad Knaus, crew chief has joined us, as well. Jimmie, we had the conversation Friday about winning that eighth clock, and certainly you put [...]

NASCAR Transcript: Interview With Daytona 500 Winner – Jimmie Johnson

Our winning crew chief is here, Chad Knaus. Chad, congratulations.  I know this has got to be one of the biggest wins of your career. CHAD KNAUS:  Most definitely.  Again, we can’t be blinded by the effects of what we had yesterday during the Nationwide race.  I hope those fans are okay.  I know many of them were planning to [...]

Happy Hour: Should Dale Jr. and Chad Knaus join forces?

Welcome to the latest Happy Hour mailbag! You know how these work: You write us with your best rant/ joke/one-liner at or on Twitter at @jaybusbee, we respond to your messages, everyone goes away withShow More Summary

Jimmie Johnson wins record seventh at Dover; more bad luck for Jeff Gordon

The month of May seems to have woken up a sleeping dragon in Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus. They won Sunday's FedEx 400 on Sunday afternoon at Dover, leading a dominating 286 laps (of 400) en route to winning their second race of the season. Hendrick Motorsports has experienced a resurgence since winning race No. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson hammers down a defining Dover victory

All right, conspiracy theorists, let's get this out of the way: • Jimmie Johnson cheats. • Crew chief Chad Knaus cheats. • Team owner Rick Hendrick cheats. • NASCAR allows any or all of the above to cheat. • NASCAR was better back when...Show More Summary

Knaus Expert At Using Gray Area

Chad Knaus, crew chief on the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of driver Jimmie Johnson, likes to push the envelope when it comes to the NASCAR rule book. Sometimes it works out for him, but sometimes it doesn't. There used to be a saying in the NASCAR garage that went something like, “It’s not cheating unless...

Top Ten Plans NASCAR Had For The World's Largest Lottery Jackpot

10. Chad Knaus had some officials to take care of. 9. If that didn’t work, Chad Knaus had some officials “to take care of.” 8. Brian France hoped to hire that guy who did so good with that king in “The King’s Speech.”

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