CONCORD, N.C. – Wednesday, a new edition of #MorningsWith aired live on the Hendrick Motorsports Twitter account, a segment that introduces fans to teammates all across the organization’s Concord, North Carolina, campus.
This week, we heard from No. 48 team crew chief Chad Knaus.
He discussed everything from his initial path to Hendrick Motorsports, the early days of working on the No. 48 team and the importance of the Lowe’s partnership to what he’s expecting this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“The goal is to go down there and sit on the pole and win the race,” he said of his final race as the No. 48 team crew chief before moving to the No. 24 team with William Byron in 2019.
He noted that not competing as part of the Championship 4 makes this trip to Homestead feel a little different.
“That kind of lets us go down there pretty free-spirited and aggressive, and that’s what we’re going to do,” he said.
The No. 48 team will roll out a throwback No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that pays homage to the paint scheme Johnson piloted in his rookie campaign, celebrating the relationship with Lowe’s.
“Everybody that wears a red vest, they’ve all been so supportive of what we’ve done with the 48,” Knaus said of Lowe’s. “They’ve contributed to the success of Hendrick Motorsports greatly, obviously.”
With so much going on at Homestead, Knaus said the team will approach Sunday’s race with one main goal in mind.
“We just want to go to Homestead and go out in a positive manner,” he said. “That’s the goal.”
Hear more from Knaus in the full #MorningsWith segment below.