Chase Elliott, the third of Johnson ’s 20-something Hendrick Motorsports teammates, let him slide with “Uncle Jimmie.” We definitely have a lot of fun together . Crew chief Chad Knaus , who has been with his driver for all seven of his titles , is in the final year of a deal Johnson hopes he’ll Despite being winless, Johnson seems on target, barring disaster, to qualify for the playoffs and another shot at what would be a record eighth Cup championship.
They have been partners at or near the top of the sport since 2002, and despite occasional squabbles the sort of which might be expected from teammates who share so much time and toil together, they retain the tightest of links.
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Jimmie Johnson , left, celebrates with owner Rick Hendrick, center, and crew chief Chad Knaus after winning the 2006 Nextel Cup championship following the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway. NASCAR Chad Knaus and Kevin Harvick break down d big one that took half of d field at NASCAR Ryan Newman says NASCAR was mocking chase Elliot penalty at Chicagoland It wasn't supposed to be this difficult for seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson to chase a record-breaking eighth NASCAR title .
Chase Elliott blew the field away Friday to take the top spot for the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Jimmie Johnson to wear Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope at Kentucky. Johnson is signed through 2020, Knaus through 2018.
The 22-year-old from Georgia won the pole by more than two-tenths of a second while second through sixth place were separated by just as much. With all due respect to Martin Truex Jr., who embarrassed the rest of the field with a thorough whipping in winning Saturday night’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, the biggest news from the race weekend probably was the announcement that Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, has signed a contract extension to stay with the seven-time champion for two more years.
Jimmie Johnson , left, celebrates with owner Rick Hendrick, center, and crew chief Chad Knaus after winning the 2006 Nextel Cup championship following the Ford 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.