Jimmie Johnson, right, and longtime crew chief Chad Knaus split up after the 2018 season for the first time in Johnson’s lengthy NASCAR career.
Jimmie Johnson, right, and longtime crew chief Chad Knaus split up after the 2018 season for the first time in Johnson’s lengthy NASCAR career. Steve Helber AP
Jimmie Johnson, right, and longtime crew chief Chad Knaus split up after the 2018 season for the first time in Johnson’s lengthy NASCAR career. Steve Helber AP

Brendan Marks is a general assignment sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer covering the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked for the Observer since August 2017.

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