JIMMIE JOHNSON AND CHAD KNAUS LEND HAND WITH RICKY HENDRICK TEST SESSION

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NASCAR Busch Series rookie Ricky Hendrick, who is coming off an injury that sidelined him for weeks, posted a season-best eighth-place finish last weekend and is now looking for a victory at the Tropicana Twister 300 Presented by SAM?S CLUB at Chicagoland Speedway July 13.

Hendrick is looking to win the Busch race at Chicagoland Speedway with the help of NASCAR Winston Cup Series rookie, Jimmie Johnson and his crew chief Chad Knaus. Johnson, who won the inaugural NASCAR Busch Series event at Chicagoland Speedway, may be exactly what Hendrick needs while on the come back trail. ?Obviously, Jimmie is the man here from last year, so it can?t hurt at all to have him hear to try to help us try to figure some stuff out.?

Johnson, who has enjoyed success in his first NASCAR Winston Cup Series season, says that he is going to try his best to help out Ricky and his team with what he learned at Chicagoland Speedway last year. ??With my past experience here in a Busch car and with Chad and I really working extremely well this year, there might be some things that we can bring from the Winston Cup side to the Busch side.?

For Knaus, a Rockford, Illinois-native, today was also a homecoming. ?It?s good to be back up here. I have not had much time to sightsee and see family, but it?s just really good to come back home to Illinois. When we come back to race, we will have family and friends here, so it will be a nice homecoming.? Knaus added, ?Hopefully, we can do the same thing Jimmie did here last year and get a win.?

The NASCAR Busch Series Tropicana Twister 300 Presented by SAM?S CLUB is scheduled to take place July 13, immediately following Round Three of the True Value IROC Racing Series. For more information about NASCAR/IROC weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, or to purchase tickets, call 815-727-RACE or Click here.

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