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LAS VEGAS -- Chad Knaus had been a champion for six days, but the NASCAR title was so improbable, so unlikely, it still hadnt sunk in for Jimmie Johnsons crew chief. Bills Jerseys China .The trigger was a traffic jam on a North Carolina interstate two days after Thanksgiving.I was finally by myself, Knaus said Thursday. I then ran through the emotions of what happened and thats when I got the goosebumps.Knaus received the Champion Crew Chief Award on Thursday, a day before Johnson will be honored for capturing their seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title together.Also on Thursday, the National Motorsports Press Association awarded its prestigious Myers Brothers Award to the late philanthropist Betty Jane France for her NASCAR contributions. Car owner Jack Roush received the Buddy Shuman Award for his contribution to the sport.Knaus has plenty of experience giving speeches during NASCARs championship week celebration. But he believes this title for the No. 48 Chevrolet team is the most surprising.Some we had to just finish in the top 12, top 15. One time Denny (Hamlin) came in with the points lead on us and we had to beat him and we pulled that off, Knaus said. Honestly, toward the end of that race with 20 to go, not that we gave up, but it was, `Well, its just not going to happen unless something weird shows up. And, hell, something weird showed up.In the season finale at Homestead, Carl Edwards decision to block Joey Logano caused a wreck that wiped out both contenders. Johnson responded with what Knaus called the restart of his life and suddenly Johnson had tied Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most career series titles.One reason why I think this team is so successful is were not afraid to make changes, Knaus said. Were not afraid to try something. Even when we do have success, we dont stagnate and just stay in one area and say, `This is the way we have to do it. We change people around, we move people. We change our approach to how we race and our cars.So its been a challenge over the course of 15 years with the 48 car, but its been extremely rewarding as well.Thursdays luncheon also recognized France, who was the widow of former NASCAR chief Bill France Jr. and mother of current Chairman Brian France. She started the NASCAR Foundation in 2006, which has raised more than $25 million for childrens causes around the country.Betty Jane France, who died in August, received the award named after NASCAR pioneers Billy and Bobby Myers.Roush received the award named after racing pioneer Buddy Shuman for his role in the growth of the sport.I generally dont like surprises, but this means a great deal to me, said Roush, who has over 300 wins in NASCARs top three series.The 45-year-old Knaus seven titles are one shy of Hall of Fame crew chief Dale Inmans record. It was one of the things Knaus tried to process as he stuck in traffic last week on I-77.I dont even feel like I deserve to be in the same sentence as that man, Knaus said of Pettys longtime crew chief. Hes an icon of our sport. I think hes an amazing man. Ive known him for, gosh, 26 years, Id say. I have a lot of respect for him. So if I could tie him at some point in time, it would be pretty awesome. Jeremy Kerley Jersey . After dropping their final six games of December, the Wild opened the new calendar year with four consecutive wins. Following a loss to Colorado on Saturday, Minnesota rebounded the following night to blank Nashville 4-0, but then had the tables turned on them Tuesday. Cheap Bills Jerseys China .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. http:///...tar-lotulelei-jersey . Coach Mike Munchak says Fokou stretched ligaments in his left knee Oct. 13 against Seattle, which could keep out up to five weeks even though the linebacker didnt need surgery. PORTLAND, Ore. -- Braxton Tucker had 24 points and 10 rebounds as Portland State won its home opener with a 113-81 rout over Division III member George Fox on Thursday night.The Vikings (1-2) bounced back from a 106-100 double-overtime loss at Cal State Fullerton on Sunday. Tucker, who missed last season with a knee injury, shot 8 of 10 from the floor and has been the leading scorer in the Vikings three games.Calaen Robinson scored 23 points for Portland State, which shot 66 percent on 38 of 58 field goals. Chris Ivory Jersey. Brandon Hollins added 18 points and DeSean Parsons 14. Bryce Canda grabbed 10 boards and finished with four points.Jj Lacey had 13 points to lead George Fox in its season opener. Dylan Hamlett and Johnathan Doutt scored 12 points apiece.The Vikings never trailed, and had a double-digit lead with about three minutes remaining in the first half. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2018 ' ' '