No. 56 NAPA AUTO PARTS crew chief Chad Johnston has spent so much time thinking about the Chase in 2012 that he named his son after it.
OK, that might be a stretch.
But Johnston and his driver Martin Truex Jr. hope to take another step closer to securing a place in NASCAR’s 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when the series races at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Johnston missed the June Michigan race when Chase Allen Johnston was born in Charlotte, N.C., on the Friday of Michigan weekend. Truex finished 12th in the race with Scott Miller, MWR’s executive vice president of competition, on the pit box. Truex and Johnston plan to continue their recent hot streak which includes three consecutive top-10 finishes and the fourth most points in the last six races.
Crew Chief Chad Johnston On Naming His Son Chase: “I wanted my son’s initials to be the same as mine. It was between the names Chase and Cameron. My wife and I chose Chase Allen Johnston. We didn’t want t...