NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus: His way or the highway

Feb 15, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Floridatoday.com

Chad Knaus and Hendrick Motorsports, among NASCAR's top innovators as it is, are taking things a step further in the effort to build depth on their pit crews.

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Huh

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He is sooooo cocky. I guess he can't find his razor. he & JJ are alike & so close. hahaha makes a person wonder sometime, just how close!!!!!
Chey

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I guess if this was a real combat situation you would be thinking just how close is the Sarg and the second Lt.........and then get your head blown off for scratching it..........Chad is in charge ....and it is "my way or the highway" kinda job........if thats being "cocky" then maybe all the CC's should follow suit.......this isnt mamby pamby land this is big business where not only money is on the line but pride and reputation.........and a sence of a job done to the best of ones ability!
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Feb 15, 2011
 
Yes, Chad is in charge but he is arrogant about it.
Barnabus

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Yes, Chad is in charge but he is arrogant about it.
Small price to pay for five championship trophies. Whatever he's doing and however he's doing it, it's working and there are a lot of other drivers/teams that would love to have it working for them.
OSUSam

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Feb 15, 2011
 
It must be nice to have enough money to have a second string and a taxi squad sitting at every race to fill in when someone drops a lugnut on a tire change. Frankly, the arrogance of that team is getting to be more than most people can stand. All they are doing is requiring other teams to do the same thing to keep up, which costs money. Personally, I wish they would limit the number of crew people in each pit to 10 people, including the crew chief, car chief and whatever title that has anything to do with the car. There are limits to the number of players on any sports team, why not NASCAR. The have's get to do whatever they want and the have nots get the crumbs.
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I cant believe that people who are old enough to type get on here and make silly statements......First dont confuse arrogance with the sence of achievment....Mr H didnt start at the top.........he started just like those beginning today........at the bottom......they worked hard they made mistakes and they paid their way slowly going up.........they learned what worked and what didnt.........they have earned their position! They ate crumbs and in order to make a name for themself in this business, no one came down to their level so they could compete they had to claw their way up..........Just like the new teams have to do today..........I have heard that the good old days were hard greasy and built on persperation....and this era of Nascar is for sissies...now you want to make even more so..........the teams that will make it will have earned their stripes otherwise there is no pride in themselves or respect from others!
OSUSam

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Feb 16, 2011
 
First Chevy, yes I am old enough to type, I'm 63. My point is, which you missed entirely, was the cost of having all of these crew members on the payroll. Hendrick, Roush, Childress can afford it. the smaller teams can't. Just pointing out how lopsided the talent pool is. The big boys get the cream of the crop, everyone else gets the left overs. When was the last time you saw a "Little Guy" win a race? Years, if not decades. I'm just trying to make the point that there is no parity in NASCAR like there is in other sports. The rich get what they want. By the way, you need to use your spell check. Sense is not spelled sence, achievement has an "e" between the "v" and the "m" and perspiration is not spelled persperation and you for got the apostrophe in didn't. Yes, I'm old enough to type....and spell.
Chey

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Feb 16, 2011
 
Sorry I cant spell but you understood what I wrote......and I understand your point......The lil guy cant do what the big boys do.......no not yet......like in any sport they have to earn their way just like the bigger teams did.......They could impliment a program team by team that there be a reserve crew for free with a potintial for employment...I know of several here on the local level that would jump at the chance to be on standby.....And I know of no sport that they dont call in those reserves from time to time.......Football has a sideline full of them and Baseball has pinch hitters....I'm just saying they have to earn their spots not the spots given to them!
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Mar 17, 2011
 
say what wrote:
Yes, Chad is in charge but he is arrogant about it.
That's exactly what the man is an arrogant, cheating low life prick. Everyone knows how those Championships were won.

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