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Chad Knaus and Hendrick Motorsports Bring Sports Mentality To Pit Crew Changes

During the Media Tour, Hendrick Motorsports was questioned of what would happen with the pit crews come 2011 after the struggles seen during the 2010 Chase. It was revealed that five-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be taking three pit crews to the track each weekend between the two teams. The logic is that it will give them 18 crewmen to draw from if someone gets injured or performance problems are seen. "We've always tried to work on the depth of our crew, but we've never been able to successfully pull that off," Knaus said on Wednesday during the NASCAR Media Tour. "We think we've got it going in the right direction. It make take a little bit, let's be honest, to get everything gelling in the ...

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