Jimmie Johnson is one of the most accomplished professional athletes of his era. The only race car driver in history to be named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year, he is a six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, putting him just one behind the all-time record shared by stock car racing icons Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup season marks the 15th in which crew chief Chad Knaus will guide driver Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 48 team. With Knaus at the helm through the 2015 season, the No. 48 team has achieved six Cup championships, over 73 wins and several other milestones including the 200th Cup victory for Hendrick Motorsports and record-breaking wins at Dover International Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.