Letarte, Knaus back in fold for Hendrick Motorsports

Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were winless while their crew chiefs served six-race suspensions. But Steve Letarte and Chuck Knaus will be calling the shots Sunday at Michigan, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: September 7, 2007, 4:52 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Six races without their crew chiefs were six races without a victory for Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.

Just a coincidence?

Well, not having Steve Letarte on the pit box didn't cause Gordon to spin while leading at Watkins Glen last week with two laps to go. And Johnson was winless in the six races before Chad Knaus served his suspension.

At an organization with the depth of Hendrick Motorsports, a crew chief missing races isn't a ...

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