After Johnson’s second consecutive Nextel Cup championship and the 33 races won in their six years with crew chief Chad Knaus, Johnson received from Hendrick Motorsports a life time contract.
"I just offered it to him," Hendrick said. "It’s a commitment. Jimmie and I talked about it, and Chad and I talked about it. You know, I want to do whatever I can do to keep it together. When you’ve got someone that you really enjoy being with and you see that they’ve got (...) > Full story
Johnson became the first driver to win consecutive championships since Jeff Gordon in 1997 and ’98, wrapping up the title by finishing a trouble-free seventh in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Johnson said after Miami race: “I think that we have a lot of good years ahead of us and we’ll be fighting for more championships and certainly winning more races as the years go by, and hopefully be a three-time champion in the near future.”
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Kyle Busch’s run of bad luck officially ended Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Busch followed his Friday night Truck Series win with a victory Saturday in the Busch Series, giving him a chance Sunday in the Nextel Cup event to become the first driver to sweep all three of NASCAR’s national series at the same track on the same weekend.
"I am not saying we will. I am not saying we won’t," Busch said. "I am just saying we hope to. It would be a great honor to (...) > Full story
Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are quickly turning the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship into their own private duel.
A two-tire stop for Johnson paid off with a victory Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, making the Chase a virtual dead heat at the top between the reigning champion and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate and friend.
Johnson and Gordon, who came into the Pep Boys Auto 500 separated by 53 points, both struggled with the handling on their Chevrolets most of the day. (...) > Full story
Jimmie Johnson won the race held at Martinsville Speedway, the track where Gordon has had more success than most anyone, allowing him to approach the leader, and giving him hope to win the title.
Johnson made the pass he didn’t allow Gordon to make in the spring, sneaking inside his Hendrick Motorsports teammate with 44 laps to go Sunday and holding on for his series-high seventh victory of the year and the 30th of his career.
Newman challenged Gordon for second on Lap 492, getting (...) > Full story
Five races and the 2007 Nextel Cup Series is over. Four drivers are competing for the first place in the Drivers Championship. From now one they will treat every race like the last one of the championship. They are willing to fight until the last lap, until the last drop of fuel, and their team mates can represent an important advantage.
The four drivers that are fighting for the title are: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart. Jeff Gordon Driver Details
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Jeff Gordon won Saturday night’s race held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway after an exciting race with fuel problems for Gordon that made him think he would not finish the race.
Despite all his concerns, Gordon made it to the finish line for his sixth win of the season, and staked his claim on the Nextel Cup title. After that incredible day for Gordon’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, he declared: "We needed to get to the finish. We had such a hard time getting to the finish, whether we (...) > Full story
Hendrick Motorsports represents a group of Nascar teams that was started by Rick Hendrick in 1984 but under the name "All Star Racing". The team raced only with Chevrolet cars in the Nextel Cup and Busch Series circuits.
Drivers include Kyle Busch of the No. 5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s Racing team, Jeff Gordon of the No. 24 Nascar Nextel Cup DuPont Team, Brian Vickers of the No. 25 Nascar Nextel Cup Gmac Racing team, Terry Labonte of the No. 44 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s Team, Jimmie (...) > Full story
Joseph Riddick Hendrick III borned on July 12, 1949 in Warrenton,North Carolina, better known as Rick Hendrick is the owner of the Hendrick Automotive Group, one of the biggest automotive chains in the United States and also the owner of several Nascar Teams.
Founded in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports is one of the most successful teams in the Nascar, with over 6 championships won since its debut.
Rick Hendrick owns several race teams, including the Nextel Cup teams of Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears (...) > Full story
Hendrick Motorsports is the team that won 10 Nascar championships in the last decade. Currently the team competes in top two divisions: the Nextel Cup Series and Busch Series.
Jeff Gordon began driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports in the Nascar Nextel Cup in 1993. Over the years Gordon amazed his team by winning over 70 races including three Daytona 500 events, four Brickyard 400’s, five Southern 500’s and three Nascar Nextel All-star Challenges.
The driver obtained (...) > Full story