Chad Knaus
Chad Knaus
Real Name/Full Name Chad Anthony Knaus
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chad Knaus
Birth Place:  Rockford, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: August 5, 1971
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 181 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 181 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Gray
Parents Name: Father – Anthony John Knaus
Mother – Connie Knaus (Tate)N
Siblings: Kelly Lofthouse-Williford, Danielle Morton-Temecula and Jason Knaus-Rockford
School: Jefferson High School
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Brooke Werner
Kids/Children Name: Two
Profession:  former American NASCAR crew chief
Net Worth: $6 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

The secret of success in any career is giving it your best. If you have been in any career and have given your best, you will not only become an icon, but you will leave a legacy that people will live to remember you for. One of the people who have learnt this secret and have done all they can do to make this a reality in his life is Chad Knaus. Chad loves motorsports and he is not only known as a rider but also as a mentor to many.

He is the former American NASCAR crew chief and currently he is employed as the Vice President of Competition at Hendrick Motorsports. As Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, he has a total of 81 victories. He also has a record as the crew chief at NASCAR to wife five consecutive championships. He has so far worked for four different teams.

Well, how well do you know about Chad Knaus? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chad Knaus’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chad Knaus to date.

Biography and Early Life

It was on the 5th of August in 1971 when Chad Knaus was born as Chad Anthony Knaus. He is the son of Anthony John Knaus and Connie Knaus at St. Anthony’s hospital in Rockford, Illinois in the United States of America. He has two half-sisters named Kelly Lofthouse-Williford who lives in Arkansas and Danielle Morton-Temecula who lives in California.

He also has a half-brother named Jason Knaus-Rockford who lives in Illinois. He grew up Midwest racetracks and he would help his father race against racers like; Alan Kulwicki, Mark Martin and Dick Trickie among others. He developed great interest in racing since then.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chad Knaus in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chad Knaus’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 5 August 1971. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 181 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 181 lbs in Pound and 82 kg in Kilograms.


Although Chad an open passion to motorsports, this was not an enough reason for him to ignore his education. His parents knew how important education was to their son and they ensured he had time to concentrate in school. He was enrolled at Jefferson High School until his graduation in 1989.

Since he started working with his father from a very young age, by 14-years, he had already started serving as a crew chief. This was during the Rockford Speedway championship season in which his father was involved in. This was the best father-son combination and the duo were able to win the Great Northern Series championship.

They also competed in NASCAR Winston Racing Series where they finished second. Seven tracks championships or a few years later, in 1991, Chad decided to move to North Carolina to pursue a job as a crew chief in national stock car racing. It therefore seems like Chad started pursuing his career in motorsports immediately after graduating from high school. For this reason, there is no information about his years in college.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chad Knaus With Wife Brooke Werner
Chad Knaus With Wife Brooke Werner

Chad is a very successful man who is envied by many. He has not only succeeded in the career world, but also when it comes to matters of love. When the time came for him to start a family, he met Brooke Werner and immediately realized she was the right woman for him.

Therefore, he immediately started dating her and in February 2015, the two love birds got engaged. Chad had no doubt of his choice of a wife and he therefore decided to tie the knot with Brooke in August the same year which was approximately 6 months after their engagement.

The couple has been blessed with two kids but he has not revealed their names at the moment. Brooker Werner is a former miss Sprint Cup and it seems that the two met in the world of sports. The two have been married for more than five years now and are very much in love with each other. There are no rumours of their separation or divorce up to now.

Is Chad Knaus Gay?

Chad is one man who seems to be very generous with information not only about his career but also about his personal life. Although he has not revealed about his dating life before he met Brooke, their marriage which has produced two kids is enough to prove he is straight.

Professional Career

Chad started out by working at Stanley Smith’s stock car team before joining the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team that was raced by driver Jeff Gordon and crew chief Ray Evernham was the leader of the team. Within 4 years (1993-1997), Chad advanced from a general fabricator to managing body construction and the entire chassis for the No. 24 team.

During the Rainbow Warriors pit crew, he was the rear tire changer and worked with different teams from 1995 to 1997. He started his career as a Crew chief in 2001 with Compton during the Daytona 500 and they were number 3 at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.


Chad’s passion in motorsports is greatly honored due to the many wins he has recorded. As of now, he has records of 5 consecutive championships and 81 victories when serving as the crew Chief for Jimmie Johnson.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chad Knaus in 2024

Chad Knaus Net Worth
Chad Knaus Net Worth

As of 2024, Chad has a net worth of $6 Million, all of which he has earned through his career in the motorsports.

Every career has its challenges, and so it has been for Chad Knaus. However, this was not an enough reason for him to quit from what he loved the most.


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