Chad Knaus

Engineer and Crew Chief for Jimmie Johnson and the #48 Hendrick Motorsports Team


"Everything starts with an equation."

Since entering the world of racing, Chad Knaus has helped rewrite the record book for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs. In his 10 years at the helm of Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, Knaus has led driver Jimmie Johnson to 10 top-six point finishes, including a historic five-consecutive Sprint Cup Series titles from 2006-2010.

In 2008, Knaus became the only crew chief in the sports’ history to earn three back-to-back championships. Knaus’ five championships are second all-time behind Dale Inman’s eight.

Favorite Inventors:

My favorite inventor is Leonardo da Vinci.

Why Do You Think Math & Science are so AWESOME

I think that math and science are awesome because everything starts with an equation.

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