2013 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour Hendrick MotorsportsRick Hendrick might as well buy Pocono Raceway.

Over the past few years, his drivers have owned it, winning the last five races at the 2.5-mile track: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2014 sweep), Kasey Kahne (2013 summer), Jimmie Johnson (2013 spring) and Jeff Gordon (2012 summer).
The last non-Hendrick Motorsports driver to win at Pocono was Joey Logano, who took the checkered flag from the pole in the spring of 2012 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Hendrick Motorsports’ 17 victories at Pocono are the most of any race team and almost double the total of the next-best organization (Joe Gibbs Racing, nine).

Hendrick has won at Pocono with seven different drivers including Tim Richmond, Geoff Bodine, Terry Labonte, Gordon, Kahne, Johnson and Earnhardt Jr.

Richmond captured HMS’ first Pocono win in June of 1986 and returned in July to sweep the track with another victory.

CONCORD, N.C. (May 6, 2015) – NAPA AUTO PARTS will grow its relationship with 11-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports in 2016 when it becomes the majority sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his No. 24 Chevrolet SS team. The news was announced Tuesday evening in Las Vegas during the NAPA EXPO, which is attended by more than 17,000 store owners, managers and dealers. Continue reading “Napa Auto Parts To Sponsor Chase Elliott In 2016 and beyond”

If you are racing on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway you’re going to have to beat Hendrick Motorsports

WRITTEN BY: Jonah Rens is 13 years old, and is a junior NASCAR reporter/writer for The Final Lap. His opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of The Final Lap. Follow him on Twitter @NascarRens

Since 1984’s Sovran Bank 400 or the STP 400 as it is called today, That race started a Martinsville dynasty for Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick. Geoff Bodine of Hendrick’s team took home the win that day driving a #5 Northwestern Security Life Chevrolet. (It was also Hendrick’s first win as a team owner.) Continue reading “Gotta Go Through Hendrick Motorsports To Win Martinsville”

FIVE-RACE CUP DEBUT SET FOR 2015 WITH NAPA AUTO PARTS SPONSORSHIP

CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Chase Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, who has earned 19 wins, 18 pole positions, 98 top-five finishes and 165 top-10s at the elite Cup level. Continue reading “Chase Elliott To Drive Full Time For Hendrick Motorsports In 2016, #24”

KASEY KAHNE SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION
DRIVER TO REMAIN WITH HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS THROUGH 2018

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – Hendrick Motorsports and Kasey Kahne have agreed to a three-year contract extension that will keep the driver with the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team through the end of the 2018 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Continue reading “Kasey Kahne Inked Through 2018 with Hendrick Motorsports”

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS REALIGNS NO. 5 TEAM PERSONNEL
FRANCIS NAMED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, RODDEN RETURNS AS CREW CHIEF

CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2014) – In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and Keith Rodden as crew chief of the No. 5 Chevrolet SS team of driver Kasey Kahne. The roles take effect immediately. Continue reading “Hendrick Motorsports – Francis Named Technical Director, Rodden Returns As Crew Chief”

WRITTEN BY: Jonah Rens is 13 years old, and is a junior NASCAR reporter/writer for The Final Lap. His opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of The Final Lap. Follow him on Twitter @NascarRens

We are heading into the fourth race into this ten race, four round Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Already Team Penske is in command, with Hendrick Motorsports not too far off. Continue reading “Contender Round Kicks Off with Team Penske and Hendrick Motorsports Battle”