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NASCAR’s Chad Knaus: The Mastermind Behind Jimmie Johnson’s Championship Reign

The year was 1985, and school was just about to let out for summer vacation, a time of the year that all young people have always looked forward to. Summer to most of them meant going to visit distant relatives, maybe some camping, going to the movies with some of your friends or even an amusement park or two. Summer can also be a time when some youngsters look for a job to put extra cash in their pockets. But to a 14-year-old native of Rockford, IL, it meant spending his weekends, helping his dad win his first Great Northern Series championship. This father and son combination would also finish second in the Winston Racing series. What a joy it must have been for this young man’s dad to see and hear his son in the box during his cham...

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