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Chad Knaus promoted at HMS, will leave pit box at season’s end

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 19: William Byron, driver of the #24 Liberty University Chevrolet, is embraced by crew crew chief Chad Knaus in the garage after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 19, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Chad Knaus Will step into an executive management role at seasons and, vacating his roles as crew chief atop the No. 24 in the NASCAR cup series, the organization announced Tuesday, Sept. 29.

“As vice president of competition, Knaus will oversee the technical development of Hendrick Motorsports’ entire stable of Chevrolet race cars, including its implementation of NASCAR’s 2022 ‘Next Gen’ vehicle,” the team said in a news release.

Knaus has been with the organization since 1983.

Knaus, a native of Illinois, has won seven championships in NASCAR’s elite series, all coming with Jimmie Johnson.

In addition to Knaus, Jeff Andrews, who has served as the vice president of competition since 2017, will now move to the role of executive vice president and general manager. 

The organization said in a team release that the move for Andrews is effective immediately.
The crew chief for William Byron in 2021 has not yet been announced. The organization said that will come at a later date.

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