Clarkson: 'Johnson & Knaus splitting: Unprecedented'

After winning 7 titles, Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief part ways

Sam Crenshaw
October 14, 2018 - 7:35 am
Jimmie Johnson and crew

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Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson (driver) and Chad Knaus (Crew Chief) have won a record tying seven championships together. Jimmie Johnson was officially eliminated from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last week. This week it was announced that Knaus and the Jimmie Johnson race team would be parting ways. Greg Clarkson feels that this separation is unprecedented in the world of sports, ANY sports. How many times has a "player" and "manager" parted ways after such sustained success? Jimmie Johnson isn't retireing mind you, he will continue racing. Now Jimmie Johnson will head in to 2019 without a crew chief AND sponsor. Is this further proof of the sharp decline in the popularity of NASCAR? Greg and Sam Crenshaw discuss...