Hendrick Motorsports celebrates record-extending 11th Series Title
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Phoenix offers Johnson Opportunity, Challenges
Can Jimmie Johnson do it again? NASCAR’s media corps predicted Johnson will win his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this season in the preseason poll. And that was before last Sunday, when Johnson raced his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to a second Daytona 500 victory.
Hendrick brings winners, momentum to Coca-Cola 600
For Hendrick Motorsports, it appears the floodgates truly have opened during a magical eight days in Darlington, S.C., and at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Beware five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson – and Hendrick’s other three drivers – in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 (FOX live 6 p.m. ET).
Only second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team to accomplish feat
Every big stage, every big moment, every crown jewel – Hendrick Motorsports owns them all. The Daytona 500? The team boasts six trophies from The Great American Race. The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Seven wins. The Coca-Cola 600? Nine.
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion crew chief Ray Evernham is returning to ESPN as a NASCAR analyst for the 2012 season
Evernham will join ESPN’s team at Daytona Speedweeks and will be part of NASCAR Countdown before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race that airs on ESPN on Saturday, Feb. 25, at noon ET. He also will appear on NASCAR Now and SportsCenter from Daytona as ESPN’s multimedia platforms surround the opening of the NASCAR season.
Canadian racing fans in attendance at the upcoming Canadian Motorsports Expo presented by Inside Track Motorsport News are in for a special treat.
Hendrick Motorsports’ nos. 24 ansd 88 Sprint Cup show cars on display at Canadian Motorsports Expo
The show, which takes place February 10, 11 and 12 at Toronto’s International Centre will feature two of the world’s most famous race cars. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / National Guard Chevrolet Impala, as well as Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Impala NASCAR Sprint Cup show car, will come straight from the Hendrick Motorsports shop in North Carolina to be displayed at the CME. It will be the Canadian debut for both of these new-look paint schemes, which will take to the track the following weekend at Daytona International Speedway during qualifying for the Daytona 500.
Despite coming up one position shy in his bid for a fifth win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Jeff Gordon’s strong run in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com sent a message that he is a serious challenger for a fifth championship, and earned the veteran driver two of Hendrick Motorsports’ three post-race contingency awards.
During fitting tribute to the No. 48 team, ‘Five-Time’ honored as one of the greatest
Amidst all the glitz and glamour and outrageous fanfare that was the Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Jeff Gordon made everyone in attendance and watching on television pause for a moment of reflection.
Driving the No. 3 Wrangler Chevrolet in honor of his late father
Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke a Nationwide Series drought of almost four years in winning Friday’s Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt’s emotional win was the result of a collaboration between owner Richard Childress, Teresa Earnhardt, JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports, which supplied the engine for the No. 3 car.
the rear-tire changer for the No. 29 Chevrolet
Donald “D.J.” Richardson, passed away shortly after 10 p.m. ET Friday. Richardson, a native of Leominster, Mass., was hospitalized with severe complications due to the H1N1 virus. He had contracted the virus during a visit to Massachusetts during the Thanksgiving holiday.
It’s uncertain exactly how much MA owes the teams
Geoff Smith, president of Roush Fenway Racing: “Until MA has its internal differences sorted out, it’s difficult to predict what is going to happen. The two owners have to be able to agree on a course of action. The whole process is moving slower than we’d like…”
Jay Guy named Brad Keselowski’s crew chief in Cup series
Jay Guy will be the crew chief for Brad Keselowski’s #12 Sprint Cup Series team, Penske Racing announced earlier this week. Guy most recently worked as the crew chief on the #78 Furniture Row Racing car driven by Regan Smith. Guy also has been a crew chief in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series.
Ready at a moment’s notice with all the right answers
The euphoria of winning an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup Series championship still hung in the air as Chad Knaus made his way to his place at the table where driver Jimmie Johnson and Marshall Carlson, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports, already had begun a lengthy interview session with the media.
Full-season sponsorship can run $22 million to $25 million
“There’s unbelievable inventory available that we haven’t seen in 10 years or longer with major teams,” says Stephen Moffitt, director of corporate development for MCG Sports, a Charlotte-based motorsports agency that represents top teams Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing among others.