Chad and Jimmie expand on what it means to tie Cale Yarborough
Go inside Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory Lane and catch up with Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus after Johnson ties Cale Yarborough with his 83rd Monster Energy Series win.
Johnson hopeful Knaus will finish career with him
After signing a contract extension through 2020, Jimmie Johnson wants to make sure crew chief Chad Knaus will remain with Hendrick Motorsports as well.
Crew Call: Jimmie Johnson's Dover-winning crew
Go inside Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory Lane, as crew chief Chad Knaus and lead race engineer Cliff Daniels offer commentary on Johnson's Dover win.
Chad Knaus single-handedly helps Carolina Panthers win football game
RELATED: Johnson pounds the drum at Panthers game All he does is win, win, win no matter what ... sport? Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was on hand at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday to help the Carolina Panthers beat the San Diego Chargers, 28-16. Chad Knaus gets the #SDvsCAR game started @BankofAmerica stadium! #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/O4e8Alwq74 — Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) December 11, 2016 It's truly remarkable that all the Hendrick Motorsports wiz had to do was hit this "Keep Pounding" drum during pre-game ceremonies to lead the Panthers to victory. Certainly wouldn't rule it out that Knaus, ever the strategist, gave head coach Ron Rivera a few game plan tips before kickoff, too. Either way, chalk up another W for Knaus. It was all him, and definitely not the touchdowns by Cam Newton, Jonathan Stewart and Devin Funchess. Nope.
Chad Knaus accepts Crew Chief of the Year Award
Chad Knaus, crew chief of the No. 48 team, accepts the Crew Chief of the Year Award at the 2016 Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon.
Could Jimmie, Chad have been split up before the Chase?
Rick Hendrick speaks with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway about the possibility of Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus being split up during the summer months when Hendrick Motorsports was struggling.
Patrick: 'Chad Knaus would've killed me'
Host shares story of his last NASCAR experience Chatting with Kansas winner Joey Logano on his NBCSN simulcasted talk show, "The Dan Patrick Show" on Monday morning, host Dan Patrick shared a funny little story about the last time he was at a NASCAR race -- and why he might not be welcome back. "I was in Chicago a couple of years ago and I almost leaned on Jimmie Johnson 's spoiler, pre-race," Patrick said. Uh oh. " Chad Knaus, I think, would've killed me. I was talking to Jimmie right before the race and I almost leaned on his spoiler." Logano, quick on his feet, noted that if he bent it the right way, Knaus may have even thanked him. "If you were pulling it back, or something, ( Chad ) might've been okay with it." Not that he would know anything about those sort of hijinks. RELATED: NASCAR to police flared skirts in 2015 Still, Logano wants the host to come out to a race to cheer him on – well, maybe. "I don't know if you want me out there, Joey," Patrick said. "Because then I'm going to want to get in your pits and I'm going to want to work the pits." Logano, entrenched in a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup run, can't take any risks and responded appropriately. "Then just don't come."
Chad Johnston named crew chief for Kyle Larson
RELATED: Drivers, crew chiefs on the move One day after the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season ended, the first official move of the offseason came down courtesy of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. The team announced that Chad Johnston has been named crew chief for Kyle Larson and the No. 42 Target team. Johnston will assume the role effective immediately to begin preparation for the 2016 season, replacing Chris Heroy. Heroy had been Larson's crew chief for his first two years at NASCAR's highest level. "I'm excited to get to work with Chad and to start doing what needs to be done to get the team to Victory Lane next year," Larson said in a team release. "As a team, I think we are very close and the addition of Chad should help move our program forward for many years to come. Lastly, I would also like to thank Chris for all he did to help me grow in my first two seasons in the Cup series." Johnston joins the No. 42 team from Stewart-Haas Racing , where he has been the crew chief for Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Chevrolet since the 2014 season. Johnston also served as crew chief for Martin Truex, Jr. and the No. 56 at Michael Waltrip Racing from 2011-2013. Johnston has one career Sprint Cup race win as a crew chief (2013, Sonoma ) and helped guide Truex Jr. into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup during the 2012 season. The announcement from CGR means Stewart will have a new crew chief in his final Sprint Cup Series season in 2016. Johnston has also worked in NASCAR as a race engineer at Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, Evernham Motorsports, and JTG Daugherty Racing before serving as a crew chief. He graduated from Indiana State University with a major in mechanical engineering, and briefly worked in the aerospace industry before his passion for motorsports brought him to NASCAR and the Camping World Truck Series in 2004. "I am very excited for the opportunity to be joining Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, and the opportunity to work with Kyle Larson ," Johnston said in a team release. "The organization has a great reputation in numerous forms of racing, and I'm looking forward to adding to that reputation in NASCAR. Kyle is certainly a unique talent, and I'm eager to get to work with him and the team as we look to build a foundation of success." Larson will begin his third full-time Sprint Cup season in 2016. The 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year is coming off of a season that featured two top-five and 10 top-10 finishes. In 75 career Cup starts he has accumulated one Coors Light Pole Award, 10 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes.
Chad Knaus weds former Miss Sprint Cup
Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson gave us a quick look into Saturday night's wedding reception for the union of his crew chief, Chad Knaus, and former Miss Sprint Cup Brooke Werner. RELATED: SHR driver announces engagement Knaus and Werner weren't the only two NASCAR couples tying the knot during the Sprint Cup Series off-week. BK Racing driver Matt DiBenedetto married his longtime girlfriend Taylor and shared his excitement on Twitter. On behalf of NASCAR.com, congrats to the new happy couples and props on the killer dance moves, Knaus.
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