Hendrick’s Returns To Site 199th – And Last – Win
It’s coming. One of these races, and the feeling is that it’ll be sooner than later, Hendrick Motorsports will land its oddly elusive 200th victory. Two weeks ago at Martinsville, it seemed like a guarantee. Didn’t happen. At Texas, Jimmie Johnson led the most laps. Didn’t happen.
Thirteen races have passed since Hendrick’s last victory, and though it doesn’t seem like a big number, for Hendrick it is. Its last win came at Kansas Speedway (by Jimmie Johnson), site of Sunday race. That’s the longest drought Hendrick has had since the end of 2002 and the beginning of 2003 when it went 15 races without a win. Coincidentally, that streak began after a Kansas win as well.
Rick Hendrick has attended all 13 races since then but hasn’t been able to celebrate his organization’s 200th win in NASCAR’s premier series. Hendrick holds more wins than any other owner at Kansas with four.