RICHMOND, Va. – This Friday, April 12, No. 24 team crew chief Chad Knaus will try his hand in the FOX Sports broadcasting booth. He sat down Wednesday with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to talk about his Friday plans inside the booth.
Following Friday’s NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Richmond Raceway, Knaus will broadcast the NASCAR Xfinity Series race alongside Adam Alexander and Kevin Harvick.
Normally you can catch Knaus atop of the pit box leading William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. While that is a familiar place for Knaus, this is not his first go-round in the broadcast booth.
“It will be the first time I have done that in probably eight or nine years, maybe, something like that,” Knaus said.
The SiriusXM NASCAR Radio hosts noted that they saw the crew chief pop into the broadcast booth last weekend at Bristol during the Xfinity race, standing in the back to get a feel for what was to come this weekend.
“Hey, man, I like being prepared,” Knaus laughed. “The last thing I want to do is make a fool of myself. I do a good job of that when I am on my own, when I am prepared, so I need everything I can get.”
The seven-time champion crew chief is no stranger to FOX Sports. Throughout his career, Knaus has appeared on multiple shows such as "Race Hub" and projects over time. According to Knaus, he has been “fortunate to have a long, long relationship with FOX.” He hopes that relationship will give him some comfort as he embarks on his broadcasting duties this Friday.
“They asked me last year if I was interested in doing some Xfinity races, and I said, 'Man, it’s so hard with the schedules,' and Richmond is perfect because we go and we qualify, and they impound the cars then basically I don’t have a whole lot to do. So, I’ll just go out there and watch the race like a fan and try not to forget to talk, and make sure that I’m talking about something and everything will be fine. It will be OK.”
Be sure to watch Knaus take the mic this Friday night at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. Then, tune in the next evening at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX to watch the crew chief take on Richmond Raceway atop of the pit box for Byron and the No. 24 team.