interview: inside the actor’s studio with chad knaus

Chad Knaus with his girlfriend, Lisa RockelmannChad Knaus is the spectacularly successful crew chief of the No. 48 Lowe’s team at Hendrick Motorsports. He celebrated the team’s fifth-straight NASAR Sprint Cup Series Championship with his driver, Jimmie Johnson, in Las Vegas for Champion’s Week which is where this interview occurred.

My only regret was not getting to interview Jimmie with the same questions as he was seated right next to Chad in the press room. Jimmie wasn’t occupied with anyone during my time with Chad and I can’t for the life of me remember why I didn’t just go to him next, he must of started talking to someone and I didn’t want to wait is my best guess.

Anyway, the interview with Chad was great as you can read/see below. He hasn’t been “turned off” in quite some time. :)


What is your favorite word? No

What is your least favorite word? No. Being told “No.” *laughter*

What turns you on? Winning

What turns you off? Losing

What sound or noise do you love? I love the sound of the ocean.

What sound or noise do you hate? People arguing.

What is your favorite curse word? I don’t think I can say that. *laughter* Favorite curse word? Probably “Damnit.”

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I would like to at some point to get to work inside a business environment, be a board member or something along those lines.

What profession would you not like to do? Work in a factory.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? Good job.


Read more of my “Inside the Actor’s Studio” questionnaire interviews in the archives and read about how it all started with Tony Stewart.

1 Comment

  1. Lostal21
    January 17, 2011 at 10:38 AM ·

    Heck – you got an answer – all we got in Vegas from Chadd was a smile!

    Enjoyed meeting you by the way. The wife says Hi!