07:43 AM ET 03.04 | When Rick Hendrick and his team decided after last season -- he insists it wasn't just his decision -- to juggle drivers and crew chiefs, it wasn't spur of the moment. Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus would remain together on the No. 48 team, figuring five straight Sprint Cup championships weren't to be trifled with, though crew members were changed. The dramatic moves came elsewhere, pairing crew chief Alan Gustafson with Jeff Gordon, shifting Lance McGrew from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Mark Martin and sending Steve Letarte, Gordon's former crew chief, to work with Earnhardt. Two races into the season, Hendrick and his team like where they're headed, especially after Gordon ended a 66-race winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.