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Encyclopedia > Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
Owner(s) Name Rick Hendrick
Jeff Gordon
Racing Series NEXTEL Cup
Busch Series
Number of Championships 7 NEXTEL Cup
1 Busch Series
3 Craftsman Truck Series
Car Number(s) #5, #24, #48, #88(NEXTEL)
#5, #24, #48 (Busch Series)
Driver(s) Casey Mears (#5-NEXTEL)
Jeff Gordon (#24-NEXTEL)
Jimmie Johnson (#48-NEXTEL)
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (#88-NEXTEL, #5-Busch)
Primary Sponsor(s) Kellogg's/Carquest (#5-NEXTEL)
DuPont (#24-NEXTEL)
Lowe's (#48-NEXTEL, #5-Busch)
Mountain Dew/AMP Energy Drink/National Guard (#88-NEXTEL)
Shop Location Concord, North Carolina
Homepage Hendrick Motorsports

Hendrick Motorsports is a group of NASCAR racing teams started by Rick Hendrick in 1984 under the name "All Star Racing", racing only Chevrolets, racing in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series circuits. Hendrick Motorsports has garnered seven Cup Series championships, three Craftsman Truck Series titles, and one Busch Series crown, making it one of stock-car racing’s premier organizations. Image File history File links Logo of Hendrick Motorsports, a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup and Busch Series team. ... Joseph Riddick Hendrick III (born July 12, 1949 in Warrenton, North Carolina), better known as Rick Hendrick is an owner of several NASCAR stock cars and teams, as well as one of the largest automotive chains in the United States. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... Carquest Auto Parts is a chain of auto-supply stores and repair shops. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... “Lowes” redirects here. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... AMP is an energy drink produced and distributed by PepsiCo under the Mountain Dew soft drink brand. ... National Guard may refer to: A military force: Cypriot National Guard United States National Guard National Guard (France), active during the French Revolution Saudi Arabian National Guard A part of the Military of Kuwait Iraqi National Guard A part of the Military of Venezuela Portuguese Republican National Guard National Guard... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations...


All Hendrick race cars are constructed start-to-finish at the 62 acre (250,000 m²) complex in Concord, North Carolina, and more than 700 engines are built or re-built on-site each year, with the team leasing some of those to other NASCAR outfits. Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ...


Hendrick Motorsports employs over 400 people, and day-to-day activities include management of the company's website, its 15,000 square foot (1,400 m²) museum and team store, marketing, public relations, sponsor services, licensing, show cars, and merchandising.

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The team

NEXTEL Cup

Car #5 History

Hendrick Motorsports originally debuted in 1984 with the #5 Northwestern Security Life Chevy Monte Carlo, driven by Geoff Bodine. Running all 30 races, Bodine and the team won three times and finished 9th in points that year. They improved in 1985, finishing 5th in points despite not winning a single race in a car sponsored by Levi Garrett. The team also briefly became a two-car team when Dick Brooks drove the #1 Exxon Chevy at Charlotte Motor Speedway and finished 10th. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo was an American mid-size car. ... Geoffrey Bodine (born April 18, 1949 in Chemung, New York) is the oldest of the three Bodine brothers (Brett Bodine and Todd Bodine) who are all NASCAR drivers. ... Levi Garrett is a brand of chewing tobacco popular in the United States. ... Dick Brooks (14 April 1942 – 1 February 2006) was an American NASCAR driver. ... This article is about the fuel brand. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ...


Moving to a multi-car team full-time in 1986, Bodine won twice and posted an eighth place finish in the points standings. His younger brother, Brett, raced as a teammate to him at the World 600 that year, finishing 17th. Bodine went winless again in 1987, finishing 13th in points. Bodine won one race apiece over the next two years, before leaving for Junior Johnson in 1990. Ricky Rudd took his place, winning once and finishing 7th in points. For 1991, the team received sponsorship from Tide as part of the car's merger with Darrell Waltrip's old team. Winning one race that year, Rudd finished a career high second in the points standings. The most notorious part of that year was at Sears Point Raceway, when on the final lap, second-place Rudd spun out leader Davey Allison on the last turn and went on to win. NASCAR penalized the team for rough driving and awarded Allison the win. Rudd kept his streak of one win a year over the next two years, then left to form his own team, taking Tide with him. The 1986 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 16 and ended November 16. ... Brett Bodine (born January 11, 1959, in Chemung, New York), is a former NASCAR Winston Cup driver and is the current driver of the pace car in NEXTEL Cup events. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly the World 600) is a six hundred mile (966 km) stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... The 1987 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began February 8 and ended November 22. ... Robert Glen Johnson, Jr. ... The 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 11 and ended on Sunday November 18. ... Ricky Rudd in 2005, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Ricky Rudd racing at the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. ... This article is about tides in the Earths oceans. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip located on the landform known as Sears Point in the southern Sonoma Mountains near Sonoma, California, USA. The course is a complex series of twists and turns that go up and down the hills. ... David Carl Davey Allison (February 25, 1961 - July 13, 1993) was a NASCAR race car driver, best known as the driver of the Robert Yates Racing #28 Texaco-Havoline Ford. ...


His replacement was 1984 Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte. The car received sponsorship from Kellogg's. Labonte won three races each in 1994 and 1995, and defeated teammate Jeff Gordon for the 1996 Winston Cup championship by 37 points. After that, Labonte won four races from 1997-1999. 2000 was a very difficult year for the team as two long streaks that defined Labonte's career came to an end. In the Pepsi 400, Labonte crashed his car and broke his leg. At first, it appeared that Labonte could be able to drive a couple of laps in the start of the race to earn points, but after an accident at New Hampshire International Speedway damaged his inner ear, Labonte was not capable of driving, and he ended up missing two races, bringing his streak of most consecutive races to an abrupt end. Todd Bodine and Ron Hornaday subbed for Labonte. The other streak broken was his 6-year winning streak, as he failed to visit Victory Lane at all that year. The 1994 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 20 and ended on Sunday November 13. ... The 1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on February 12 and concluded November 12. ... The 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Series started on February 18, 1996 and ended on November 10, 1996 with Terry Labonte winning his second championship. ... The NASCAR Championship is the championship held in NASCARs top stock car racing series. ... The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... The 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Sunday February 7 and ended on Sunday November 21. ... The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 13 and ended on Sunday November 20. ... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Inner ear The inner ear is the bony labyrinth, a system of passages comprising two main functional parts: the organ of hearing, or cochlea and the vestibular apparatus, the organ of balance that consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule. ... Todd Bodine (born February 27, 1964) is a stock car racer. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ...


After a couple of low-key years, Labonte finished 10th in the points standings In 2003, when he also won a pole at Richmond International Raceway in the spring event. More importantly, Labonte finally revisited victory lane after a 4-year drought, winning what turned out to be the final Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The already-popular victory became even more memorable when the flagman dropped the checkered flag on the racetrack for Labonte to wave around in his victory lap. After slipping to 26th in points in 2004, Labonte announced his semi-retirement. He would drive a limited schedule for two years before retiring officially after 2006. Hendrick tabbed Kyle Busch as his replacement. So far, Busch has one pole position, six top-5s, and nine top-10 finishes to his credit, and won the battle for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Rookie of the Year. Recently, he took the checkered flag for the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway for his first win, and in doing so became the youngest driver to ever win a Nextel Cup race at the age of 20 years, 4 months, and 2 days, beating the old record held by Donald Thomas by 4 days. Most recently, during 2006, Kyle Busch has won once (New England 300) and has made it into the Chase for the Nextel Cup. Kyle however struggled in his first Chase appearance and finished 10th in points in 2006. For 2007, Kyle Busch currently has one victory this year at the Food City 500, the inaugural race for the Car of Tomorrow. On June 13th, 2007 Hendrick announced that Kyle Busch will not return to drive the #5 car in 2008. On September 4, 2007 it was announced Casey Mears will drive the No. 5 for Hendrick Motorsports in the 2008 Sprint Cup Series. The Mountain Dew Southern 500, known traditionally as the Southern 500, was a 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup race held from 1950-2004 at Darlington Raceway. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 7 and ended on Sunday, November 21. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and will end on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The NASCAR Rookie of the Year award is presented to the first-year driver that has the best season. ... The Sony HD 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the California Speedway in Fontana, California. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the NASCAR car style. ...


Car #17 History

After Darrell Waltrip decided he wanted to leave Junior Johnson's team to discontinue his relationship with Budweiser, he joined Hendrick Motorsports with Tide as his sponsor, and what would become his most recognized car number of his career, 17. The team stayed constant and consistent in all three years of its existence. This would prove most famous in the 1989 Daytona 500 as Waltrip finally won the race that had eluded him for so many years. At the end of the 1990 season, Waltrip decided he wanted to start his own team, so he took the # 17 with him, and the Hendrick team virtually folded. The Tide sponsorship was moved to the flagship Hendrick team # 5 with Ricky Rudd as the driver and remained there until the end of the 1993 season. Tide and Rudd decided to leave to Rudd's own team, Rudd Performance Motorsports at the start of the 1994 season, and would remain with Rudd until the end of the 1999 season.


Car #24 History

During its 13-year history, the #24 car has been driven only by Jeff Gordon and has only been sponsored by DuPont as a main sponsor and Pepsi for The Pepsi 400 & one of the two Talladega races each year. Gordon and DuPont debuted in the 1992 Hooters 500, qualifying 21st and finishing 31st following a crash. Almost symbolically, that race was the last for 7-time champion Richard Petty. The team went full-time in 1993, armed with crew chief Ray Evernham. Gordon won the pole position at the fall race at Lowe's, had eleven top-10s, and finished 14th in points, while also winning rookie of the year honors. Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... For the race known as the Pepsi 400 held at Michigan International Speedway from 1998-2002, see GFS Marketplace 400 The Pepsi 400 is a 160 lap/400 mile (approx. ... The 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 9 and ended on November 15. ... The Bass Pro Shops 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is an American former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ... Ray Evernham (born August 26, 1957 in Hazlet, New Jersey) is currently a NASCAR team owner for Evernham Motorsports with drivers Kasey Kahne, Scott Riggs and Elliott Sadler as well as development driver Erin Crocker. ...


In 1994, Gordon won his first career race at the Coca-Cola 600 and also won the inaugural Brickyard 400. When that season was completed Gordon improved to eighth in the points. Despite all of this, Gordon struggled with DNF's, mostly due to crashes. Gordon would go on to win the 1995 Winston Cup Championship, winning seven races. He followed that up with ten more wins in 1996, but finished runner-up to teammate Terry Labonte for the championship. However in this year, Gordon won at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the last year and last time that NASCAR would ever visit to the track that had been used for races for the past 50 years. The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400 mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ...


After receiving sponsorship from Pepsi instead of Coca-Cola beginning in 1997 Gordon won back-to-back championships in 1997 and 1998, tying Richard Petty's modern era record for most victories in a season with 13 in the latter year. But 1999 marked the one of the toughest seasons he ever had to endure. He started out in typical style, winning the Daytona 500, but the team struggled with consistency, and would seemingly have a great finish one week, then would have DNF's or other struggles the following week. In September of that year, long-time crew chief Ray Evernham, who had guided Gordon to so many victories and championships, shocked the sport when he announced he was leaving the team to help develop Dodge's return to NASCAR. He was replaced by Brian Whitesell. To the surprise of many, Gordon won the first two races after Evernham's departure at Martinsville and Charlotte. At the end of the season, Gordon, in addition to signing a lifetime contract with the team that gave him part ownership, had seven victories and was 6th in points. In addition to his post-Evernham victories, Gordon's most impressive win came at Infineon, when he was able to complete the gruelling track despite feeling quite ill. The 1997 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 9 and ended on Sunday November 16. ... The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began on Sunday February 8 and ended on Sunday November 8. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Dodge is a North American brand of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks from Chrysler, sold globally. ... Brian Whitesell (born April 23, 1964) is an American team manager in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup from Stuarts Draft, Virginia. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ...


For 2000, Whitesell moved to a new position with the organization, and he was replaced by the long-time crew chief for Petty Enterprises, Robbie Loomis. The chemistry was not evident at first, as Gordon went winless for a long time before picking up his 50th career victory at Talladega. Gordon won two more races that season and was 9th in points at the end. He bounced back in 2001, when he picked up 7 victories and won his 4th championship. 2002 brought about some big changes as he not only became car-owner for Jimmie Johnson's team, but ended up filing for divorce from his wife Brooke. He went winless the entire season until the Sharpie 500 at Bristol in August. Despite just three wins, he finished 4th in points. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Robbie Loomis is a NASCAR mechanic. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. ... The 2001 NASCAR Winston Cup season began on February 11 and ended on November 23. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Sharpie 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Grandstand in 2007 Scoring pilon in August 2007 Sign proclaiming the track the Worlds Fastest Half-Mile in 2007 Bristol Motor Speedway, originally known as Bristol International Raceway and Bristol Raceway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ...


In 2004, Gordon stayed in the Top 5 in points for nearly the entire year. By the time the Chase for the Cup started, he had not only won 5 races, but taken the lead away from teammate Jimmie Johnson. However, Gordon did not finish as high in as many races as he had before the Chase, and fell behind Johnson and Kurt Busch by the season finale Ford 400. Despite finishing 3rd in the race, Busch won the championship by 16 points over him. Johnson also finished 8 points ahead of Gordon in the season standings, placing him in third. With a fast start in 2005, it looked like he would have another successful season, as Gordon won three of the first nine races of the season. Soon, though, his season would fall into a downward spiral as he was caught in a bad and possibly costly slump. At one point, the four-time champion finished 30th or lower six out of eight races, and he dropped to 15th in the points standings. Gordon would be unable to make up this deficit before the cutoff point for The Chase, the first time in his NASCAR Cup career where he was not at least eligible to win the trophy. he did, however, finish 11th in the final standings which was worth $1,000,000 and a trip to appear at the awards banquet in New York. 2006 was Gordon's comeback year. He won 2 races in the summer portion of the season by winning the SaveMart 350 at Infineon and the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland. It was this race at Chicago where Jeff Gordon seemed to have hit the right setup in his intermediate program. This was good because it was the poor showings at the intermediate tracks in 2005 that really affected Gordon's season. Jeff would go on and make it into the chase later in the year. However, he had 3 straight DNF's. A fuel-pump broke at Kansas, he was caught up in The Big One at Talladega, and he blew a motor at Lowe's, thus ultimately ending his chances for the championship. However, Gordon did go on to notch a top 10 finish in all the remaining races except the season-finale at Homestead, where he finished 24th due to him being more focused to helping his teammate Jimmie Johnson win the championship. Jeff Gordon finished 2006 off with two poles, two wins, and finishing the year 6th in the points. Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a NASCAR driver. ... The Ford 400 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. ...


In 2007, despite winning several races and leading the points standings through much of the Chase for the Nextel Cup, Gordon wound up finishing second to teammate Jimmie Johnson.


Car #44/60/84 History

The #44 car debuted in 2003 as #60 with Haas Automation as sponsor, and David Green driving. The car was originally formed as a partnership with Gene Haas and his Haas CNC Racing team, but the team evolved into Hendrick's R & D team. It debuted at the Pepsi 400, qualifying 21st and finishing 32nd. Green ran one more race that year, before Brian Vickers ran it at the fall Charlotte race. Founded in 1983, Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in North America. ... David Green from Owensboro, KY was born January 28, 1958. ... Gene Haas is the owner of the #66 Best Buy Chevy for driver Jeff Green. ... Haas CNC Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Kannapolis, North Carolina which runs Chevrolets. ... The phrase research and development (also R and D or, more often, R&D), according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, refers to creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of man, culture and society, and the use...


Kyle Busch took it over the following season, this time as the #84 CarQuest Chevy. He made his debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, qualifying 18th but finishing 41st after being involved in an accident on lap 12. Despite failing to qualify for several attempts, he made five more starts that year, his best finish was 24th at California. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ...


In 2005, Busch and Terry Labonte switched rides, with Busch moving to the #5 and Labonte moving to Busch's old ride, which changed its number to 44. Sponsored by Kellogg's and Pizza Hut, Labonte was to drive the car in a limited schedule over the next two years before retiring. He stayed with the team much of the season until Jason Leffler was released by Joe Gibbs Racing mid-season, and he agreed to drive the #11 FedEx Chevrolet as part of a three-driver group. Labonte split his 2006 season between the #44 car and Hall of Fame Racing's #96 car, as they were a new team without any owner's points. The # 44 is now used by Dale Jarrett on his Toyota Camry sponsored by UPS. The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... For other things with Kellogg in the name, see Kellogg (disambiguation). ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Jason Leffler (born September 16, 1975) is a NASCAR driver from Long Beach, California. ... Joe Gibbs Racing (also known as JGR) is a group of NASCAR racing teams owned by Joe Gibbs, who first started racing on the NASCAR circuit in 1991. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... Hall of Fame Racing is a racing team that will compete in the NASCAR Nextel Cup series beginning in the 2006 season. ... Dale Arnold Jarrett (born November 26, 1956 in Newton, North Carolina) is an American race car driver. ... The Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan assembled by Toyota in Georgetown, Kentucky; Altona, Victoria, Guangzhou, China and the original factory in Toyota City, Japan. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ...


Car #48 History

The #48 car (with Gordon listed as its owner) began in 2001 when Hendrick signed Jimmie Johnson to drive a car. At the time Johnson was a second-year Busch Series driver driving for an underfunded team. He made his debut at the fall race at Lowe's in the #48 Lowe's Chevy, qualifying 15th and finished 39th after crashing on lap 193. After two more races, Johnson moved full time in 2002, winning 3 times and runner up to Ryan Newman for Rookie of the Year, and became the first rookie to ever lead the points standings. He won three more races in 2003 and finished second to Matt Kenseth in the championship standings. For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ... Ryan Joseph Newman (born December 8, 1977 in South Bend, Indiana) is a driver in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. ... Matt Kenseths 2004 car being pushed out by his crew 2007 Busch Series car 2007 Cup car Matthew Roy Kenseth (born March 10, 1972) is a stock car racing driver for the Roush Fenway Racing team in NASCARs Nextel Cup series. ...


Johnson led most of the 2004 season's points, but suffered bad luck before the Chase for the Cup, falling to second behind Jeff Gordon. After falling to 9th during the Chase, he rebounded with four wins in five races, vaulting him up to 2nd. Despite this, he would lose the championship by 8 points to Kurt Busch in the closest final championship margin in NEXTEL Cup history.


Johnson had led most of the 2005 season, but lost the points lead to Tony Stewart after the Brickyard 400 when he suffered a hard crash. He won four races this year in 2005 and finished fifth in points. On February 19, 2006, Johnson went on to win his 1st Daytona 500, while his crew chief Chad Knaus was serving a 4-race suspension for rules infractions. Jimmie would go on to win the Aaron's 499 and the Brickyard 400 as well and cap it off with his first Nextel Cup Championship in 2006, the first driver to ever accomplish all three in the same year. The 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season began on Saturday, February 12. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ... The Allstate 400 at The Brickyard is an annual 400-mile (644 km) NASCAR Nextel Cup points race held each August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Chad Knaus Chad Anthony Knaus (pronounced kuh-NOWSE) (born August 5, 1971 in Rockford, Illinois) is the NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chief for the #48 Lowes Chevrolet Monte Carlo currently driven by Jimmie Johnson, owned by Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports. ... The Aarons 499 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... The 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season started at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 12 with the Bud Shootout and ended on Sunday, November 19 with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ...


Johnson also won the 2007 Nextel Cup Championship, after he and Gordon combined to win six of the last seven races of the season. The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10, 2007 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18 of that same year. ...


Car #88 History

The #25 car in 2004, then driven by Brian Vickers
The #25 car in 2004, then driven by Brian Vickers

Car #88 was owned for many years by Hendrick's father, the late Joe Hendrick. It debuted as the #25 in 1986 with Folgers sponsorship and Tim Richmond driving. Richmond, who was teamed with veteran crew chief Harry Hyde, won 7 times that year and finished 3rd in points. He missed the beginning of the 1987 season due to AIDS, but he claimed it was pneumonia. Benny Parsons and Rick Hendrick himself filled in. Richmond returned midway through the season, and won twice, but it was obvious he wasn't going to get better anytime soon. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 279 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Brian Vickers #25 Taken on: 2004-11-06 07:34:38 Original source: Flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 279 KB) Photographer: Brian Cantoni Description: Brian Vickers #25 Taken on: 2004-11-06 07:34:38 Original source: Flickr. ... Brian Lee Vickers is an American NASCAR driver, from Thomasville, North Carolina. ... Folgers Coffee is a major brand of coffee in the US, part of the food and beverage division of Procter & Gamble. ... Tim Richmond (June 7, 1955 - August 13, 1989) was an American NASCAR race car driver. ... Harry Hyde was a leading crew chief in NASCAR stock car racing in the 1970s and 1980s. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... This article is about human pneumonia. ... Benny Parsons (born July 12, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR announcer/analyst on NBC and TNT. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup (now NEXTEL Cup) champion. ...


For 1988, Ken Schrader took over the ride. He won two pole positions, won the Talladega DieHard 500, and finished 5th in the points. He won 4 more poles in 1989, and picked up a victory at the fall race at Charlotte. He didn't win in 1990, but he won the pole for the Daytona 500 for the third year in a row. He won two more races in 1991, and finished 9th in points. His only highlight after that was a career-best 4th in points in 1994. After that year, Budweiser replaced Kodiak as the sponsor. After 1996, Schrader left the team, and was replaced by Ricky Craven. He missed two races in 1997 after suffering a concussion at Texas. He would be filled in by Jack Sprague and Todd Bodine. Despite this he won the Winston Open and finished 19th in points.In 1998 the cars number was changed to 50 in honor of NASCARS 50th season.Shortly after the season started, he realized he returned to the sport too soon when he was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. He sat out several races with Randy LaJoie and Wally Dallenbach Jr. filling in. He turned at his home track at New Hampshire and won the pole, but he struggled, and was soon out of the car. Dallenbach replaced him full time. The 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Season began February 7 and ended November 20. ... Ken Schrader with the 2006 Little Debbie paint scheme Schraders 2006 Motorcraft paint scheme (left) Schrader putting on his HANS device Kenneth Schrader (born May 29, 1955 in Fenton, Missouri) is a second-generation race car driver. ... The UAW Ford 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. ... Budweiser, sometimes referred to as Bud, is a global pale lager brand owned by the St. ... Kodiak may refer to: Kodiak The most brutal of its breed, this band typically inhabits the south-eastern Michigan area. ... Ricky Craven is a NASCAR driver. ... “Cerebral Concussion” redirects here. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... Jack Sprague (born August 8, 1964, in Spring Lake, Michigan) is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge, formerly known as The Winston until 2004, is a race open to race winners from the previous season as well as the current season. ... Randy LaJoie (b. ... Wally Dallenbach, Jr. ...


Dallenbach had a career year in 1999, putting together 6-top finishes and was 18th in points at the end of the year. But early in 1999, Hendrick tabbed Jerry Nadeau to drive the car, with Michael Holigan Homes as sponsor. Nadeau had an impressive year, finishing 20th in points, posting 5 top-10s, and winning the season-ending race at Atlanta. He had ten top-10 finishes and improved three positions in points the next year, this time with the UAW-Delphi sponsorship. After 11 races in 2002, he was replaced by Joe Nemechek who posted three top-five finishes. Nemechek won at Richmond in 2003, before leaving for MB2/MBV Motorsports at the end of the year. Jerry Nadeau in the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, courtesy U.S. Coast Guard. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... The United Auto Workers (UAW), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, The UAW has approximately 540,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada... Delphi is an automotive parts company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. Delphi is one of the worlds largest automotive parts manufacturers and has approximately 171,400 employees (50,000 in the United States). ... The 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup began on Saturday February 10 and ended on Sunday November 17. ... Joseph Frank Nemechek III (born September 26, 1963) in Lakeland, Florida is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver and owner of NEMCO Motorsports. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... MB2/MBV Motorsports (founded in 1996) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series team based in Concord, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ...


Rookie Brian Vickers took over the next season getting sponsorship from GMAC and Ditech. He was the pick by many to win Rookie of the Year honors, but finished third to Brendan Gaughan,and Kasey Kahne. Vickers earned two poles and finished 25th in points. During the year, "Papa" Joe died, to the sadness of many fans. Vickers had come close to winning several times in 2005, and finished 17th in points. Brian Lee Vickers is an American NASCAR driver, from Thomasville, North Carolina. ... General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) is the financial services arm of General Motors, the worlds largest automobile manufacturer (by revenue). ... Founded in 1995, Ditech. ... Brendan Gaughan (born July 10, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is a truck racer from Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Kasey Kenneth Kahne (born April 10, 1980 in Enumclaw, Washington) is a driver in NASCARs NEXTEL Cup series. ...


On June 9, 2006 Hendrick Motorsports announced Casey Mears of Chip Ganassi Racing will take the spot of Vickers in 2007. Later Vickers collected his first career win in the 25 at Talladega, but accidentally wrecked teammate Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the process. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates is a racing organization with teams in NASCAR, Champ Cars, and the IRL. It is owned by businessmen Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates. ... The 2007 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season began on February 10 at Daytona International Speedway with the Budweiser Shootout and will end with the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located in Talladega, Alabama. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. ...


Beginning in 2007, the Army National Guard joined forces with longtime Hendrick Motorsports partner GMAC to sponsor the No. 25 Chevrolet, driven by Casey Mears. On May 27, 2007, Mears piloted the #25 to his first career Nextel Cup win at Charlotte in the Coca Cola 600. On June 13, 2007, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. announced he would join Hendrick Motorsports starting in the 2008 season. It was announced on September 14,2007,Dale Jr. will drive the #88 for HMS in 2008. It has been confirmed that Budweiser will not be following Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports; Team owner Rick Hendrick cites "existing sponsorhips" as the primary reason that Budweiser will not be sponsoring Earnhardt's car. [1] This car will change to the #88 and will be driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in 2008 with sponsorship from AMP Energy Drink, Mountain Dew & Army National Guard. Seal of the Army National Guard The Army National Guard consists of the land force of the United States National Guard, or organized militia, of the several States and Territories, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, active and inactive, as defined in Title 32, USC Section 101. ... General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) is the financial services arm of General Motors, the worlds largest automobile manufacturer (by revenue). ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The Coca-Cola 600 (formerly World 600) is a six hundred mile stock car race held annually at Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) in Charlotte, North Carolina on Memorial Day weekend. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... The 2008 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup season is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 9 with the annual Bud Shootout at Daytona International Speedway, followed the following day by pole qualifying for the 2008 Daytona 500, which will celebrate its 50th running on February 18. ... Budweiser is an adjective in German describing something from the city České Budějovice (German: Budweis) in the Czech Republic. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... AMP is an energy drink produced and distributed by PepsiCo under the Mountain Dew soft drink brand. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ... Seal of the Army National Guard The Army National Guard consists of the land force of the United States National Guard, or organized militia, of the several States and Territories, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, active and inactive, as defined in Title 32, USC Section 101. ...


Other Car History

Jeff Purvis drove a fourth Hendrick car in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta, the 58 car, to help ensure Hendrick Motorsports first championship in 1995, as Jeff Gordon only had to not finish in last place to secure a championship that year. Jeff Purvis (born February 19, 1959 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a race car driver in NASCARs Busch Series. ... The Pep Boys Auto 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. ...


Al Unser Jr. also drove a fourth Hendrick Motorsports entry in the 1993 Daytona 500, the 46 car, sponsored by Valvoline. The 1992 Indianapolis 500 winner was running in the top 10 with less than 100 miles to go when he crashed his #46 Valvoline Chevrolet with the #90 of Bobby Hillin Jr. and polesitter Kyle Petty's Mello Yello-sponsored #42. Unser has not made any more NASCAR races since then. Al Unser, Jr. ... The 1993 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Season began on February 7 and ended on November 14. ... Cummins NYSE: CMI, is a maker of diesel and gas engines. ... Results of the 1992 Indianapolis 500 held at Indianapolis on Sunday, May 24, 1992. ... Bobby Hillin, Jr. ... Kyle Eugene Petty (Born June 2, 1960 in Randleman, North Carolina) is an American NASCAR driver, the son and grandson of racing legends Richard Petty and Lee Petty, respectively. ... This article is about the soft drink. ...


Busch Series

See also: JR Motorsports

JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ...

Car #5 history

The #5 car was purchased by Hendrick Motorsports as the #24 from JG Motorsports and began competing in 2001 as the Hendrick #24 GMAC Financial Services Chevrolet with Ricky Hendrick driving. Hendrick made three starts in the car, his best finish coming at Kentucky Speedway, when he finished 15th. He and truck series teammate Jack Sprague moved up to the Busch Series full-time. Hendrick drove the #5 car but was injured early in a wreck at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Ron Hornaday would take over for him for the next six races, before Hendrick returned at Richmond. Towards the end of the season, Hendrick suddenly announced his retirement from driving, but would remain on board as a team co-owner until his 2004 death. David Green and Ward Burton finished out the season for the team. JG Motorsports was the Jeff Gordon/Rick Hendrick co-owned race team that evolved from Gordon/Evernham Motorsports and attempted 20 races in the NASCAR Busch Series in the year 2000. ... The 2001 NASCAR Busch Series Season began February 17 and ended November 10. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ... David Green from Owensboro, KY was born January 28, 1958. ... Ward Burton (born October 25, 1961) is an American NASCAR auto racer. ...


Brian Vickers was hired to drive the 5 car. He won three races and the Busch Series championship. When he moved up to NEXTEL Cup, Kyle Busch was hired as the team's new driver. In his rookie year, he won five races and was runner-up to Martin Truex Jr. in points. He moved up to Cup as well after the season, but he continued to drive the 5 part-time. Mexican driver Adrian Fernández drove the car in six races, finishing tenth at Mexico City, but did not have another top-ten finish that season. Hendrick development drivers Blake Feese, Boston Reid, and Kyle Krisiloff also drove the car, running a total of eighteen races with best finishes of twenty-third, seventeenth, and nineteenth, respectively. Busch and Jimmie Johnson ran the rest of the schedule with Busch winning at Lowe's Motor Speedway. He drove 30 races the in 2006, winning at Bristol and finishing seventh in points. He skipped the race at Memphis Motorsports Park, being replaced by Justin Labonte for that race. Kyle Thomas Busch (born May 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American race car driver. ... Martin Lee Truex, Jr. ... Adrian Fernández was born April 20, 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Blake Feese is a NASCAR Busch Series driver. ... Blake Feese and Boston Reid (right) sign autographs, courtesy of flickr contributor Boston Reid (born in Logansport, Indiana on December 29, 1982), is a USAC and NASCAR driver. ... Kyle Krisiloff is an American race car driver from Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Busch Series is celebrating its 25th season with this special logo. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... Justin Labonte was born February 5, 1981 in Trinty, North Carolina. ...


In 2007, Busch and Mark Martin are sharing the #5 on a part-time basis. The Car carried a number of different sponsors including Lowe's, Delphi, Spectrum, and Hendrick Autoguard. Kyle Busch drove the car to victory lane in the rain delayed Daytona, [[Emerson Radio 250|Richmond, and Kansas. The 26th season of the NASCAR Busch Series opened February 17, 2007, at Daytona International Speedway and concludes November 17, 2007, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Truex Jr. ... The Yellow Transportation 300 is the NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Kansas Speedway. ...


In 2008, this team will be based out of the JR Motorsports shop, with Hendrick engines and chasses. [2] Five drivers will run the car in 2008 -- Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Casey Mears, Mark Martin and Landon Cassill. [3] JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... There are several well-known men named Mark Martin. ... A tag has been placed on Landon Cassill requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. ...


Car #24 history

The 24 car began racing in 2005 as the #57. The number came from the sponsorship of Heinz, and their 57 varieties. Brian Vickers debuted the car at Darlington with Pizza Hut/Ore-Ida sponsorship. He qualified second but finished forty-third after an early wreck. His best finish in the car came at Dover, where he finished fifth. Kyle Busch drove the car in an additional four races, finishing in the top-five once. Boston Reid also drove the car once at IRP, finishing 23rd. Vickers drove the car in eight races, not finishing any higher than 23rd. Adrian Fernandez drove at Mexico City and Watkins Glen, finishing twelfth and seventeenth, respectively. In 2006 Brian Vickers ran eight races and the #57 had a new part time sponsor in Mountain Dew with the full time sponsor remaining Ore-Ida for the other five races. Mountain Dew was the full time sponsor for three races in 2006 at Fontana, Darlington and Michigan with 9th, 12th, and 16th the finishes respectively. Vickers best finish in 2006 was a second at Daytona in July. 2005 in Nascar Busch Series // Hersheys TAKE 5 300 The Hersheys TAKE 5 300 was held February 19 at Daytona International Speedway Top Ten Results Tony Stewart Kevin Harvick Dale Earnhardt Jr. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Ore-Ida is a brand of potato-based foods owned by the H.J. Heinz Company. ... Indianapolis Raceway Park is a short track motor racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... The Busch Series is celebrating its 25th season with this special logo. ... Mountain Dew is a caffeinated, sweet, citrus-flavored soft drink produced by PepsiCo, Inc. ...


After Vickers' departure from Hendrick Motorsports, the team changed back to the 24 with Casey Mears and the U.S. National Guard coming on board for a limited schedule. Adrian Fernandez, and Landon Cassill also shared the ride. This team will not run in 2008. Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... The United States National Guard is a significant component of the United States armed forces military reserve. ... Adrian Fernandez from Mexico City (Mexico) was born April 20, 1963. ...


Car #48 history

The 48 car made its debut in the Busch Series in 2004 at Lowe's, running a one-race deal with sponsorship from SpongeBob SquarePants. Jimmie Johnson drove it to a third place finish. He drove the car for five races in 2005, winning a pole at Lowe's. During 2006, he started 3 races, both Lowe's Races and the Ameriquest 300 At California [4]. His best finish was 7th in the first Lowe's race. Jimmie Johnson drove the 48 car in the 2007 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the first of 3 Busch races of 2007 for Johnson. This article is about the series. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a speedway in Concord, North Carolina, north of Charlotte. ... The Carquest Auto Parts 300 is a NASCAR Busch Series race that takes place at Lowes Motor Speedway. ...


This team, like the #24 Busch Series team, will not run in 2008 as operations are consolidated with JR Motorsports. JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ...


Craftsman Truck Series

Truck #17 history

The 17 Craftsman Truck Series team made its debut in 2000 with Ricky Hendrick driving with GMAC/Quaker State sponsorship. He made six races that season and finished in the top-ten four times. In 2001, Hendrick won his only career Truck race at Kansas Speedway and finished sixth in points, runner-up to Travis Kvapil for Rookie of the Year honors. The team did not run after 2001. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The 2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began February 18 and ended October 28. ... Quaker State is a motor oil made by SOPUS Products, a division of Royal Dutch-Shell (RD), and the successor of the Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. ... The 2001 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began February 16 and ended November 3. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Travis Kvapil (pronounced kwah-pil) (born March 1, 1976, in Janesville, Wisconsin) is a German-American NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver. ...


Truck #24 history

The 24 truck debuted with the Truck Series in 1995 with Scott Lagasse driving and DuPont sponsoring. Lagasse posted two top-fives and finished ninth in the standings. The team also fielded the 25 Budweiser Chevrolet part-time with Hendrick Sr. and Roger Mears driving. Midway through the season, Jack Sprague came on board to finish out the season for the team, winning a pole at Phoenix International Raceway. In 1996, he moved to the 24 full-time with Quaker State sponsoring. He won five races and was second in the points. The following season, he won three times and clinched his first NASCAR championship. The 1995 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season, the first one ever to be run, began February 5 and ended October 28. ... Scott Lagasse (pronounced LAG-a-see) (born February 20, 1959 in St. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Roger Mears (born March 24, 1947, Wichita, Kansas), is a former off-road driver who also drove in the USAC and CART Championship Car series. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... The 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began March 17 and ended November 3. ...


The team lost the Quaker State sponsorship after 1997, but signed GMAC Financial as a sponsor after a one-race deal with Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce. He won an additional five races, but lost the championship by three points. In 1999, Sprague won the championship again but fell to fifth in 2000. In 2001, NetZero came on board as the team's sponsor, and Sprague won his third championship. After Sprague moved to the Busch Series, Ron Hornaday drove the 24 in a one-race deal at Daytona, finishing twelfth. The team closed after that race to focus on its Busch Series efforts. Big Daddys BBQ Sauce NASDAQ: BIGD is a company that produces barbecue sauce. ... The 1999 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season began March 20 and ended October 30. ... Ron Hornaday from Palmdale, CA was born June 20, 1958. ...


Aviation Tragedy

On October 24, 2004, ten people associated with Hendrick Motorsports lost their lives in a plane crash while en route from Concord, North Carolina, to a small airport near the Martinsville Speedway. The plane crashed in heavy fog into Bull Mountain, seven miles from the Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Stuart, Virginia. While NASCAR officials learned of the crash during that day's Subway 500 race in Martinsville, Virginia, they withheld that information from drivers until the end of the race, which was won by Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Stuart is a town located in Patrick County, Virginia. ... The Subway 500 is a NASCAR Nextel Cup stock car race held at the Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Martinsville is an independent city located within the confines of Henry County, Virginia. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ...


All ten aboard the Beechcraft King Air 200 died: It has been suggested that this article be split into articles entitled Beechcraft King Air and Beechcraft Super King Air, accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

  • John Hendrick, president of Hendrick Motorsports; Rick Hendrick's brother
  • Ricky Hendrick, Rick Hendrick's son
  • Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, John Hendrick's twin daughters
  • Jeff Turner, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports
  • Randy Dorton, chief engine builder
  • Joe Jackson, DuPont executive
  • Scott Lathram, pilot for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart
  • pilots Richard Tracy and Elizabeth Morrison

For the balance of the 2004 season, all of the Hendrick Motorsports cars and the #0 Haas CNC Racing car showed pictures of the ten Hendrick members on the hood along with the phrase "Always in our hearts". Joseph Riddick Hendrick IV, (April 2, 1980 - October 24, 2004), born in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a NASCAR driver and owner affiliated with his father Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports team. ... Randy Dorton was born May 1, 1954. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ...


Sources

  • Owner's page at racing-reference.info
  • Official Website
Chevrolet in NASCAR
Nextel Cup Teams Dale Earnhardt, Inc. | Furniture Row Racing | Haas CNC Racing | Hendrick Motorsports | Morgan-McClure Motorsports | Richard Childress Racing
Busch Series Teams CJM Racing | Dale Earnhardt, Inc. | Jay Robinson Racing | Johnny Davis Motorsports | JR Motorsports | Kevin Harvick Incorporated | McGill Motorsports | ML Motorsports | MacDonald Motorsports | Mac Hill Racing | Phoenix Racing | Richard Childress Racing | Rusty Wallace, Inc. | SKI Motorsports
Craftsman Truck Series Teams Billy Ballew Motorsports | Green Light Racing | Kevin Harvick Incorporated | Key Motorsports | Morgan-Dollar Motorsports | MRD Motorsports | Spears Motorsports | ThorSport Racing
Hendrick Motorsports
NEXTEL Cup drivers Casey Mears (#5) | Jeff Gordon (#24) | Jimmie Johnson (#48) | Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (#88)
Driver development program
(under JR Motorsports)
Landon Cassill | Brad Keselowski | Curtis Truex
Partnerships and affiliations Furniture Row Racing | Haas CNC Racing | JR Motorsports | Phoenix Racing
NEXTEL Cup crew chiefs Alan Gustafson (#5) | Steve Letarte (#24) | Chad Knaus (#48) | Chad Walter (#24-Busch)
Other Rick Hendrick | Ricky Hendrick | Darian Grubb | Brian Whitesell

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It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... Brothers Tony and Bryan Mullet first got their taste of NASCAR a few years back when they developed a close relationship with Morgan Shepherd and the No. ... Dale Earnhardt, Inc. ... Jay Robinson Racing is a racing team that competes in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... Johnny Davis Motorsports is a Busch Series team. ... JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Kevin Harvick Incorporated is a NASCAR team owned by NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, the former Delana Linville. ... McGill Motorsports is a NASCAR Busch Series team owned by John and Nancy McGill. ... MacDonald Motorsports is a NASCAR team. ... Phoenix Racing is a NASCAR team owned by James Finch. ... Richard Childress Racing is a NASCAR team fielding Chevrolets for Kevin Harvick (#29 Royal Dutch Shell), Clint Bowyer (#07 Jack Daniels) Jeff Burton (#31 (Cingular Wireless/AT&T), full-time, and Scott Wimmer (#33 Holiday Inn part-time in the Nextel Cup series, as well as the #2 BB... Rusty Wallace, Inc. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Billy Ballew Motorsports is a team that competes in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. ... Green Light Racing is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. ... Kevin Harvick Incorporated is a NASCAR team owned by NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, the former Delana Linville. ... Key Motorsports is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team owned by Curtis W. Key, Sr. ... Morgan-Dollar Motorsports is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team. ... MRD Motorsports is an American racecar team. ... Spears Motorsports is a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series team owned by Wayne and Connie Spears of Agua Dulce, California. ... ThorSport Racing is a Sandusky, Ohio based NASCAR racing team that competes in the Craftsman Truck Series. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Casey James Mears (born March 12, 1978 in Bakersfield, California) is the driver of the #25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports. ... Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ... For other persons of the same name, see Jimmy Johnson. ... Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ... A Driver development program is a program used by NASCAR in order to develop younger drivers. ... A tag has been placed on Landon Cassill requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. ... Brad Keselowski (born February 12, 1984) is an auto racing car driver. ... Furniture Row Racing is a NASCAR team based in Colorado and fields the #78 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. ... Haas CNC Racing is a NASCAR racing team based in Kannapolis, North Carolina which runs Chevrolets. ... JR Motorsports is a NASCAR team based in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is near Charlotte. ... Phoenix Racing is a NASCAR team owned by James Finch. ... The NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... A crew chief is the head position on a pit crew in motorsports. ... Alan Gustafson is the current crew chief for Kyle Busch for the # 5 Kelloggs/Carquest Chevrolet. ... Steve Letarte is Jeff Gordons crew chief in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series. ... Chad Knaus Chad Anthony Knaus (pronounced kuh-NOWSE) (born August 5, 1971 in Rockford, Illinois) is the NASCAR Nextel Cup crew chief for the #48 Lowes Chevrolet Monte Carlo currently driven by Jimmie Johnson, owned by Jeff Gordon and operated by Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports. ... Chad Walter (born June 10, 1971 in Albion, New York), is the crew chief for Hendrick Motorsports #5 Lowes Chevrolet in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... Joseph Riddick Hendrick III (born July 12, 1949 in Warrenton, North Carolina), better known as Rick Hendrick is an owner of several NASCAR stock cars and teams, as well as one of the largest automotive chains in the United States. ... Joseph Riddick Hendrick IV, (April 2, 1980 - October 24, 2004), born in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a NASCAR driver and owner affiliated with his father Rick Hendricks Hendrick Motorsports team. ... Darian Grubb is a NASCAR mechanic and crew chief. ... Brian Whitesell (born April 23, 1964) is an American team manager in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup from Stuarts Draft, Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ SI.com - Budweiser won't follow Earnhardt to Hendrick. The number 81 is what Jr. wanted and his sponsor was said to be a Pepsi product perhaps Mountian Dew http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/racing/07/13/jr.budweiser.ap/index.html.
  2. ^ JR Motorsports & Hendrick Motorsports to combine Busch Series operations
  3. ^ Busch Series No. 5 driver lineup star-studded for '08
  4. ^ http://www.nascar.com/drivers/dps/jjohnson00/bg/data/2006/index.html

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