All right, you fact-checkers, I know that Chad Knaus doesn’t get suspended EVERY year, but it sure seems like it.
Once again, NASCAR has brought out its favorite phrase in response to some new “innovation” from Chad Knaus of the Hendrick Motorsports 48 team. Crew Chief Chad Knaus and Car Chief Ron Malec have been suspended for the next 6 races for actions detrimental to stock car racing. This will leave them suspended through April 18th and on probation until May 9th. Chad Knaus has been fined $100,000. Losses of 25 championship points and 25 owners points were dealt to Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon respectively.
Jimmie Johnson will be going into this weekend’s race in Phoenix with -23 points. As if finishing 42nd in Monday night’s Daytona 500 wasn’t enough of a mental hole to crawl from.