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Chad Knaus stepping off pit box and into leadership role
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Chad Knaus stepping off pit box and into leadership role

Chad Knaus, one of the most successful crew chiefs in NASCAR history, is stepping off the pit box and will move into the role of vice president of competition at Hendrick Motorsports.

Johnson and crew chief Knaus to end 17-year relationship

The longest-running NASCAR Cup Series driver-crew chief pairing will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Crashes, rain, slow progress at Bristol Motor Speedway

Harvick's streak of 10 consecutive top 10 finishes ends at Thunder Valley

Where the rubber meets the road

NASCAR EVP Steve O'Donnell explains why bleeder valves are not on the sanctioning body's radar.

Jimmie Johnson fends off Harvick to win for record fifth time at Texas

Jimmie Johnson became the first driver to win multiple races this season at TMS.

When it comes to tires, NASCAR is not blowing hot air

Competitors speak out, bleeders could be a solution.

BK Racing promotes Dubois to GM

Ryan “Frenchie” Dubois adds General Manager to his job duties

Johnson ‘doing everything in my power’ to keep Knaus

Six-time Sprint Cup winning duo looks set to remain together despite pressure of 2014 failure.

FOX Sports reveals its 2015 NASCAR lineup

Jeff Gordon added to booth sooner than expected, along with fellow champions Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski on Xfinity broadcasts.

Can Dale Jr. pick up where he left off in 2015?

Earnhardt has a new crew chief, a new car chief and spots to fill on his pit crew, but he remains optimistic entering Daytona.

10 thoughts on the end of a long NASCAR season...

...and a few additional topics that come to mind.

Kevin Harvick wins race, 2014 title

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver locked up the title by winning both the final race of the year and the championship.

Cussing on television - where is the line?

After this weekend's slip of the television censor tongue from Jeff Gordon, it got me thinking...

Elenz to be named crew chief at JRM

Dave Elenz, No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team engineer, will oversee No. 5 JR Motorsports crew in 2015

Cow pokes at the Cattlemen's Brawl: Punching not allowed in Texas

We know a little more about what 'Boys, have at it!' doesn't mean.

Will the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team go the distance?

Jimmie Johnson has "no desire to make a change" but 2015 is a contract year for the driver and Chad Knaus.

Jimmie Johnson has no desire to change crew chiefs

Johnson has referred to likely changes on his team next year.

Johnson's Sprint Cup championship defense ends at Talladega

Jimmie Johnson, the defending premier series champion, came into the GEICO 500 with a must-win scenario.

Let's play the feud

Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus hit another speed bump, unfortunately it's right in the middle of the Chase.

Catch me if you can

Joey Logano stages impressive comeback at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Talladega is a must-win for three notable drivers

Charlotte left Johnson, Keselowski and Earnhardt in big Chase trouble.

Harvick wins at Charlotte as brawl breaks out in garage

Kevin Harvick has punched his ticket to the third round of the Chase.

Troubles continue for Jimmie Johnson

Logano leads Happy Hour, late-practice crash stalls six-time champion's progress.

Johnson's championship hopes take hit in Kansas

Johnson was spun and was sent hard into the SAFER barrier of the 267-lap Kansas race on Lap 87.

Jimmie Johnson is focussed on the finale

The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team is adopting a conservative approach in the playoffs.

What does it take to compete in NASCAR's new Chase?

What does it take to make it to the second round of NASCAR's new playoff format Chase?

Johnson has his sights set on Homestead

The buzz entering the Chase isn't on defending champion Jimmie Johnson, but it would be silly to count him out.

Swapping pit crews in NASCAR - Should it be allowed once Chase time comes around?

Kevin Harvick will have a new pit crew for the first Chase race this weekend.

Five things to ponder after Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr won for the third this this year at Pocono this past weekend.

Earnhardt out of limbo

Dale Earnhardt Jr. appears happy with the selection of Greg Ives as well as the timing.

The right man for the job

Greg Ives will take over as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 crew chief revealed

Hendrick Motorsports has announced Greg Ives as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief for 2015.

The 'Drive For Five' is very much alive....but beware the No. 48

A clash of the titans could be in NASCAR's very near future.

Chevy Show: Jimmie Johnson breaks through at Michigan

Hendrick Motorsports is the class of the field with all four teams showing in the top 10

Kasey Kahne's struggles aren't a cause for concern -- yet

Kahne can turn his season around with the next four race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule

Despite back-to-back wins, Chad Knaus is far from satisfied

The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports may have fallen behind but the six-time Sprint Cup champs are heating up for a strong summer run

Johnson goes back-to-back with dominating victory at Dover

Jimmie Johnson held off a charge from Brad Keselowski to win at Dover - Joe Jennings has the full race report.

Dominance, is it good for our sport?

What caused the dominance in Formula One? Should it be "fixed?"

Will Jimmie Johnson’s drought end at Kansas Speedway?

Despite an 11-race winless streak, Johnson says the No. 48 team "is a strong as it has ever been"

Jimmie Johnson sends firm message despite being winless

Jimmie Johnson: “Honestly, the way I see it is we’re locked in the Chase right now,”

Ready or not, restrictor plate knock-out qualifying on deck

NASCAR’s first restrictor plate “knock-out” qualifying session is on deck for Saturday afternoon.

The biggest surprises of the 2014 NASCAR season so far

Nine of the first 26 regular-season races have been run, and Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske have recorded three victories each.

Jimmie Johnson: New competition package is a more complicated equation

Jimmie Jonhson sounds off on the competition package currently in the Sprint Cup Series.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his confidence level at Las Vegas

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "We haven’t performed as well as our other three teammates throughout 2009 and 2010 and 2011 we started getting a little bit better."

Top 20 moments of 2013, #16: Jimmie Johnson claims his 6th title

Our number 16 top moment of 2013 is Jimmie Johnson's 6th title in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, bringing him to within striking distance of the all time record.

NASCAR fetes Jimmie Johnson as 6-time champion

Johnson's speech was the climax of the evening, but the humor that preceded it often brought the house down.

Myers Brothers winner Tony Stewart confident he will be ready to race at Daytona

"The three weeks in particular, the therapist has said we really turned a corner" - Tony Stewart.

Day three: Stewart receives 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named most popular driver for 11th consecutive season

Day one: NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas officially begins

Jimmie Johnson answers media questions, meets fans during busy day one.

Crew chief shuffle lands Chad Johnston at Stewart-Haas Racing

Chad Johnston joins fellow MWR colleague Rodney Childers in making the move to SHR in 2014.

Narrow focus, humility will guide Johnson's quest For 7th championship

Johnson said: "I feel like this team is capable of a lot of great things."

Jimmie Johnson basks in the championship spotlight

Winning team owner Rick Hendrick said: “He’s a special guy that doesn’t wave the flag; he lets his actions speak for him.”

Hendrick Motorsports takes it's 11th title

Rick Hendrick remains the only owner to win titles with three different drivers

Johnson will win another title today

Jimmie Johnson is as good at Sebastian Vettel, but why do people hate these guys?