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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Chad Knaus’ Record Tests the Limit on the No. 48’s Legacy

Chad Knaus. Jimmie Johnson. The names of the two main men on the No. 48 crew may be the most famous in NASCAR today. The duo has won 53 races, five consecutive championships together and don’t look like they plan on slowing down anytime soon. But there is also a black cloud over the team: Knaus’ four suspensions since 2001 (the pair has been together since 2002). The team has been hailed as one of the best teams in NASCAR history, pulling off a feat that no other team has been able to accomplish since NASCAR’s formation in 1948, by winning five championships in a row, and one of only three drivers to win five or more championships in the Sprint Cup series. But Knaus’ loophole-finding ways test the limit that people w...

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