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Hendrick | Penalties lifted for Jimmie Johnson's team

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:51:51 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson had the penalties that were levied against him for the Daytona 500 overturned Tuesday, March 20. NASCAR lifted the six-race suspension against crew chief Chad Knaus and car chief Ron Malec, and they also returned 25 points to Johnson. The $100,000 fine for Knaus was upheld.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson penalty upheld

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:19:52 -0700

NASCAR upheld penalties to Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus Tuesday, March 13. Johnson lost 25 driver points, owner Jeff Gordon was docked 25 points and Knaus was fined $10,000 and suspended for six races.

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Hendrick | Jimmie Johnson's team docked

Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:01:52 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was docked 25 driver points Wednesday, Feb. 29, and crew chief Chad Knaus was suspended six races by NASCAR after the No. 48 car failed an inspection Feb. 17 before the Budweiser Shootout. Car owner Jeff Gordon was docked 25 owner points, and Knaus was also fined $100,000.

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Hendrick | Adding depth to crews

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:21:02 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, said the team will have mostly a new pit crew this year, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. Knaus and crew chief Steve Letarte, the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., will take three pit crews to the track every week. "We've always tried to work on the depth of our crew, but we've never been able to successfully pull that off," Knaus said. "We think we've got it going in the right direction. It may take a little bit, let's be honest, to get everything gelling in the right direction."

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Hendrick | Alan Gustafson, Chad Knaus re-signed

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 06:42:40 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports extended the contracts of crew chiefs Alan Gustafson and Chad Knaus Friday, April 30, according to The Associated Press. Gustafson is the crew chief for driver Mark Martin, and it is believed that he received a four-year deal through the 2014 season. He will likely be paired with Richard Petty Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne when he joins the team. Knaus is the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, and his extension is for five years and will run through 2015. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Hendrick | Knaus denies announcement of contract extension

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 10:56:03 -0800

Contrary to a previous report, CBSSports.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, has denied an ESPN report that he has signed a contract extension through the 2015 Sprint Cup season. "We've only started very light conversations," Knaus said. "I don't have a new contract, and we've barely had enough conversation for me to agree to anything."

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Hendrick | Knaus commits to team long term

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 11:27:10 -0800

ESPN.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson, has committed to the team through the 2015 Sprint Cup season, according to owner Rick Hendrick.

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Hendrick | Working on new deal for Knaus

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 09:59:21 -0800

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick is working on a lifetime deal with crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall Crew Chief at Phoenix

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:18:01 -0800

SceneDaily.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet, was named the Wypall Wipers Crew Chief of the race in the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 15.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall crew chief at Indianapolis

Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:23:08 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet, was named the Wypall Wipers Crew Chief of the Race for the Sprint Cup Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, July 26.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall crew chief at Dover

Wed, 03 Jun 2009 11:31:43 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, the crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 car, was named the Wypall Wipers Crew Chief of the race for the Sprint Cup Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway Sunday, May 31.

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Hendrick | Knaus named crew chief of the race at Martinsville

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 09:39:37 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus, crew chief for driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet, was named the Wypall Wipers Crew Chief of the race in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, March 29.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Crew Chief of the Year

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 07:54:22 -0800

Bill Marx, of SportingNews.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus was named the Sporting News' Crew Chief of the Year for the 2008 season. Knaus becomes the first crew chief to win three straight championships.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall Wipers crew chief at Atlanta

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 08:18:21 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chad Knaus, the crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, was named the Wypall Wipers crew chief of the race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Oct. 26.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall Wipers crew chief for Kansas

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:03:29 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chad Knaus, the crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson, was named the Wypall Wipers crew chief of the race in the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Sept. 28.

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Hendrick | Knaus named Wypall Wipers crew chief for California

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 11:05:21 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Chad Knaus, the crew chief of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of driver Jimmie Johnson, was named the Wypall Wipers crew chief of the race for the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday, Aug. 31.

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Hendrick | Knaus likes Richmond

Thu, 01 May 2008 14:11:20 -0700

SceneDaily.com reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus said he enjoys going to Richmond International Raceway and hopes driver Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team can continue its recent climb in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series overall point standings. Johnson has posted three-top five finishes in the last four races, which has them fifth in the standings.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Johnson sees semblance in R. Gordon's position

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:00:23 -0800

Lee Montgomery, of SceneDaily.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports driver and defending Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was not surprised to hear that Robby Gordon Motorsports driver Robby Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 100 driver points for having an unapproved nose on his Dodge during the Daytona 500. However, Johnson can empathize with Gordon. Johnson and Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon lost 100 points and saw their teams fined $100,000 for altering the fenders to their cars last year at Infineon Raceway. Crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte were also suspended for six weeks, as was Robby Gordon's crew chief, Frank Kerr, for his rules infractions at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR officials vowed last year to issue severe penalties for tampering with its Car of Tomorrow, and Johnson and Gordon were made examples.

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