Rockford’s Knaus inducted into ‘Legends Club’


Sunday was a special day for one Rockford man at the track this weekend. Forest City native and Jimmie Johnson crew chief Chad Knaus was inducted into the Legends Club at the Chicagoland Speedway.

Knaus’ racing roots stem from the Rockford Speedway with his dad John Knaus. He’s been Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief since 2001, and together they have won a record-tying seven championships.

“It’s pretty special, it really is,” says Knaus. “It’s an honor really. My father was inducted into the Illinois State Motor Sports Hall of Fame which is really cool. So for him to get that earlier this year and for me to get this now is pretty neat.”

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