Johnson at test without Chad Knaus
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, coming off the worst season of his career, was without his crew chief when testing opened Thursday for the Daytona 500.
But don't read anything into the absence of Chad Knaus, Johnson said.
Knaus was on a Hendrick Motorsports-approved vacation to South Africa that most who know the tightly wound crew chief believe will help him over the course of NASCAR's grueling 11-month schedule.
"Chad had such a great opportunity ...
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