Chad Knaus says they’re ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE - JUNE 07: Chad Knaus works on the #24 NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet ZL1 ahead of the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe June 7, 2023 in Le Mans, France. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LE MANS, France – Hendrick Motorsports executive Chad Knaus, who served as crew chief for Johnson’s seven-NASCAR Cup Series championship seasons has joined Ives leading the technical side of the Le Mans venture. He is hopeful for their performance over the weekend and says the crew has prepared all it can at this point.

“A lot of the other teams changed their bits on the race car earlier in the week than we did, so we’ll be going into the race with a little bit of unknowns as far as the car, but as far as drivers, driver rotation, pit crew, just the basics of the car and the speed, I feel pretty good about that,’’ Knaus said.

“Race procedures are a little bit different, but we’re learning those. The good news is the drivers are used to being told what to do and Jordan has been a huge asset because he has so much experience here.’’


Photos: NASCAR Garage 56 at Le Mans Thur. – Fri. June 8-9, 2023