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, 35 pole positions, finished 167 races in the top five and 293 in the top ten.
The main sponsors of the team are Kellogg Co. and Carquest Auto Parts. This partnership began in 2007 and represents a unique three-year agreement with Hendrick Motorsports as co-primary sponsors of the No. 5 Chevrolets driven by Kyle Busch in the Nascar Nextel Cup Series.
Kyle Busch, the official driver of the team began to show his potential on August 3, 2001, when the 16 years old driver made his debut in the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series for Roush Racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Busch started that race on the 23rd position and finished on an impressive 9th place.
Shortly after this race Nascar enforced age limitations and the 16 years old driver had to park until the day when he reached 18 years. But Busch focused in this time on the American Speed Association circuit and ran the entire 2002 season. Again Busch showed his talent by finishing five races in the top 5 and 10 races in the top 10.
Busch signed with Hendrick Motorsports in 2003 and found his success almost immediately when he won the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) event at Nashville.
In the 2006 season obtained a pole at Phoenix and won at New Hampshire International Speedway.