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Johnson receives from Hendrick Motorsports a lifetime contract

Johnson receives from Hendrick Motorsports a lifetime contract

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 unlimited (...)

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Johnson wins the second consecutive Nextel Cup championship

Johnson wins the second consecutive Nextel Cup championship

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.”
Team owner Rick Hendrick was along for the (...)

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Kyle Busch tried to become the first driver who won three races in one weekend

Kyle Busch tried to become the first driver who won three races in one weekend

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 have (...)

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Johnson wins again at Atlanta

Johnson wins again at Atlanta

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. But, (...)

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Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville Speedway

Jimmie Johnson wins at Martinsville Speedway

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 (...)

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Chase for the Nextel Cup standings begins - first step Martinsville Speedway

Chase for the Nextel Cup standings begins - first step Martinsville Speedway

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 is one step closer to the fifth Nextel Cup title

Jeff Gordon is one step closer to the fifth Nextel Cup title

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 were (...)

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 48 Team Lowe's Racing review

48 Team Lowe’s Racing review

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 (...)

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Team Hendrick Motorsports

Team Hendrick Motorsports

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 (...)

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 No.24 Team DuPont review

No.24 Team DuPont review

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 (...)

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 5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg's/Carquest Racing Team review

5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s/Carquest Racing Team review

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.
The No. 5 Nascar Nextel Cup Kellogg’s/Carquest Racing team began competing in the Nascar Nextel Cup Series in 1984. The team has seenNextel Cup drivers Geoff Bodine, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and Kyle Busch who is currently the official driver.
From 1984 to 2007 the No. 5 team took 697 starts, obtained 26 victories, (...)

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Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch

When he reached 18 years old Busch signed with Hendrick Motorsports and won his first Automobile Racing Club of America event at Nashville Speedway.
Busch qualified for the Nascar Nextel Cup Series races and due to his perfomances at the team he was selected by the owner of the Hendrick Motorsports team, Rick Hendrick, to replace the two-time champion Terry Labonte in the No. 5 Chevrolet.
In the 2006 season Kyle Busch obtained a pole at Phoenix and won at New Hampshire International (...)

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Casey Mears to race for the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team

Casey Mears to race for the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team

Casey Mears will switch from the No. 25 team to the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team in 2008 and will leave his place to his new team mate Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Mears is going to race the No. 5 car that has been used by Kyle Busch for the last 2 years. The 29 years old driver is going to collaborate with Alan Gustafson, the winner of four Nextel Cups since his first season as crew chief in 2005.
Mears has done very well for Hendrick Motorsports due to the fact that the driver took his maiden (...)

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National Guard team will hit the road with Mears

After a three-week hiatus from the NASCAR Busch Series, Casey Mears is ready for some extra road work this weekend as he returns to the National Guard Chevrolet at Watkins Glen International.
Although Mears has competed sporadically in the Busch Series for the past seven years, he has never run at the Glen. In fact, Saturday will mark his first-ever start in a Busch Series race on a road course.
Mears certainly isn’t hurting for experience, though, having raced in four NEXTEL Cup events at (...)

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JR Motorsports & Hendrick Motorsports to combine Busch Series operations

JR Motorsports & Hendrick Motorsports to combine Busch Series operations

JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports will combine the two companies’ NASCAR Busch Series operations at the conclusion of the 2007 racing season with plans to field a joint effort beginning in 2008.
The partnership will campaign two full-time race cars under the JR Motorsports banner that utilize Hendrick Motorsports engines, chassis and vehicle engineering support. Rick Hendrick will be listed as car owner of the No. 5 team and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be car owner of the No. 88.
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Landon Cassill will make his Nascar Busch Series debut at Gateway

Landon Cassill will make his Nascar Busch Series debut at Gateway

Landon Cassill is an 18-year-old race car driver living the NASCAR dream.Saturday night at Gateway International Raceway, Cassill will pilot Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 24 National Guard Chevrolet in his first career NASCAR Busch Series race .
After being discovered through the GM Racing Development program in 2006, Cassill was signed by Hendrick Motorsports in December. In February, he graduated early and with honors from his hometown Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and made the (...)

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Casey Mears gets pole position at Chicagoland Speedway

Casey Mears gets pole position at Chicagoland Speedway

Casey Mears completed a lap at Chicagoland in 29.580 seconds with a top speed of 182 mph. These were the elements that helped him to win the pole position for Sunday’s Nextel Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.This pole position represents the 3rd in Casey’s career of 163 Nextel Cup races.Looks like the 29 years old driver ,and newphew of four time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears, is improving his performances in the Nextel Cup.
Casey’s team-mates were also fast here at Chicagoland: Kyle (...)

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Hendrick Motorsports gets penalties at Sonoma

Hendrick Motorsports gets penalties at Sonoma

Nascar issued penalties to the Hendrick Motorsports teams that compete in the Nextel Cup Series, all of these as a result of rule infractions found at the last race at Sonoma.
The two cars of the team driven by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were found with components and equipment that are not approved by the Nascar regulations.All of these were found last Friday during the initial inspections of the car.
As a result, the two drivers have been penalized with 100 points each,their crew (...)

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Hendrick assembles the NASCAR Dream Team

Hendrick assembles the NASCAR Dream Team

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins Hendrick Motorsports

It became official Wednesday (June 13) when Hendrick and Earnhardt said that Junior will join Hendrick Motorsports for five years,begining from 2008. The most popular driver goes to the Chevrolet company that won six NASCAR titles with three drivers and 159 races with 12 drivers since 1984.

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