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Chad Knaus to be a father in August

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards - Red Carpet

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion crew chief Chad Knaus (L) and his wife Brooke Werner attend the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Chad Knaus’ wife, Brooke, announced Monday night that the couple is expecting its first child this year.

Brooke tweeted that she is due in August.

Chad Knaus is in his 17th season as Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief. They’ve won seven championships together, leaving Knaus one behind the all-time record for a crew chief. Dale Inman won eight championships -- seven with Richard Petty and one with Terry Labonte.

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