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Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports Logo.svg
Owner(s)Rick Hendrick
Linda Hendrick
Jeff Gordon (Vice Chairman)
Principal(s)Marshall Carlson (President)
Chad Knaus (VP, Competition)
Base4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd, Concord, North Carolina, 28262
SeriesNASCAR Cup Series
Race drivers5. Kyle Larson
9. Chase Elliott
24. William Byron
48. Alex Bowman
Sponsors5. Hendrick Automotive Group (HendrickCars.com, Nations Guard), Freightliner Trucks, MetroTech Automotive, Valvoline, Cincinnati Inc., Tarlton & Son Inc.
9. NAPA Auto Parts, UniFirst, Hooters, LLumar Window Film, Adrenaline Shoc, Kelley Blue Book
24. Axalta Coating Systems, Liberty University, Valvoline
48. Ally Financial
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened1984
Career
DebutCup Series:
1984 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Nationwide Series:
1984 Goody's 300 (Daytona)
Camping World Truck Series:
1995 Skoal Bandit Copper World Classic (Phoenix)
ARCA Racing Series: 1985 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Latest raceCup Series:
2021 Season Finale 500 (Phoenix)
Xfinity Series:
2009 Camping World 300 (Daytona)
Truck Series:
2013 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
ARCA Racing Series:
2014 Lucas Oil 200 (Daytona)
Races competed1,777 (Cup: 1,273; Xfinity: 271; Truck: 180; ARCA: 53)
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 18
Cup Series: 14
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2020, 2021
Xfinity Series: 1
2003
Truck Series: 3
1997, 1999, 2001
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 339
Cup Series: 280
Xfinity Series: 26
Truck Series: 26
ARCA Racing Series: 7
Pole positionsTotal: 298
Cup Series: 231
Xfinity Series: 37
Truck Series: 22
ARCA Racing Series: 8

Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) is an American professional auto racing organization that competes in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 1984 as All Star Racing by Rick Hendrick. Hendrick Motorsports has won a NASCAR-record 280 Cup Series races and 14 Cup Series owners and drivers championships to go with three Truck Series owners and drivers titles and one Xfinity Series drivers crown. Additionally, the team has 26 Xfinity Series race wins, 26 Truck Series race wins, and 7 ARCA Racing Series race wins.[1]

For 2022, Hendrick Motorsports fields four full-time Cup Series teams with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE; the No. 5 for Kyle Larson, the No. 9 for Chase Elliott, the No. 24 William Byron, and the No. 48 for Alex Bowman. The team formerly fielded teams in the now-NASCAR Xfinity Series before merging its efforts with JR Motorsports. Hendrick Motorsports also fielded several trucks in the NASCAR Truck Series, most recently for development driver Chase Elliott in 2013. The team has fielded cars in the past for many NASCAR drivers, including Hall of Famers Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Darrell Waltrip, and Benny Parsons, 7-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, and others such as Geoff Bodine, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Ken Schrader, Ricky Craven, Jerry Nadeau, Joe Nemechek, Kyle Busch, Casey Mears, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. HMS maintains an in-house engine shop, with the team leasing some of their engines to technical alliance partner JTG Daugherty Racing.[2]

History[edit]

Hendrick Motorsports race shop in Concord, NC

What is now Hendrick Motorsports was founded prior to the 1984 season by Rick Hendrick, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based car dealership owner who currently operates a network of dealerships called Hendrick Auto Group. The team was formed along with longtime crew chief and car builder Harry Hyde, NHRA and NASCAR team owner Raymond Beadle, and music entrepreneur C.K. Spurlock as All-Star Racing.[3][4][5] The team, called Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) by 1985, was heavily involved with the GM Goodwrench IMSA GTP Corvette and twin-turbo V6 engine development effort and competed in the IMSA GTP series from 1985 through 1988 with drivers Doc Bundy and Sarel van der Merwe. Hendrick and GM abandoned the project in 1988.

HMS expanded its NASCAR efforts to two full-time cars in 1986, three in 1987, and four in 2002.[6][7][8] HMS was one of the first teams in NASCAR to be successful operating multiple entries, based on the model used at the Hendrick dealerships.[3][6] The team has also been credited for innovations in engine construction[9] and pit crew training.[10][11][12]

Hendrick (as All-Star Racing) won its first race in 1984 at Martinsville with the No. 5 driven by Geoff Bodine. At the 2021 Coca-Cola 600, Hendrick became the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history when it won its 269th race with the No. 5 driven by Kyle Larson. This eclipsed the record held by Petty Enterprises at 268 wins, which had held the record of the winningest team in the series since 1960.[13]

NASCAR Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series[edit]

Hendrick Motorsports fielded in-house entries in the Busch Series from 1984 to 1990, and again from 2000 to 2007, primarily the No. 5 entry. Following the conclusion of the 2007 racing season, Hendrick and JR Motorsports (owned by Hendrick driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) officially combined Xfinity Series operations. The No. 5 Chevrolets began running full-time under the JR Motorsports banner in 2008, and the team receives engines and technical support from Hendrick Motorsports, with several HMS employees moving to JR Motorsports. Rick Hendrick continues to be listed as car owner of the No. 5 team. JRM and HMS also collaborate in the areas of partnership development, sponsorship services, marketing, and media relations.[14][15]

Car No. 5 history[edit]

Hendrick began competing in the 1984 debut season of the Busch Series, fielding the No. 15 car for 16 races, with Cup Series driver Geoff Bodine running 12 of them. Between 1985 and 1990, HMS fielded two cars (No. 5 and No. 15) on a part-time basis, using drivers including Bodine, Ken Schrader, Greg Sacks, Rob Moroso,[16] and owner Rick Hendrick himself.

Ricky Hendrick (2000–2002)

The current No. 5 car debuted as the No. 14 in 2000, with Rick Hendrick's son Ricky finishing 39th in the season finale at Homestead.[17][18] The number was switched to No. 5 when the car began competing full-time in 2002. After Ricky was injured in a wreck at Las Vegas,[19][20] Ron Hornaday Jr. took over for the next six races before Hendrick returned at Richmond. Toward the end of the season, Hendrick suddenly announced his retirement from driving due to lingering effects from the crash, but he remained as car owner until his death in 2004.[19][20] David Green finished out the season for the team.[20][21]

Ricky Hendrick's No. 5 GMAC Chevrolet in 2002

Brian Vickers (2003)

Ricky Hendrick selected 19-year-old Brian Vickers to drive the No. 5 car in 2003.[19][20] Vickers won three races and the Busch Series championship, finishing just 14 points ahead of Hendrick test driver and former No. 5 team spotter David Green.[20][22][23]

Kyle Busch (2004–2007)

When Vickers moved up to the Cup Series, Kyle Busch became the No. 5 car's driver after he had run seven races the previous season.[19][20] In his rookie year, Busch won five races and was runner-up to Martin Truex Jr. in points.[20][24] He moved up to the Cup Series after the season, but he continued to drive the No. 5 Busch Series car part-time for several more years. Adrián Fernández drove the car for six races in 2005, finishing tenth at Autódromo, his only top ten finish of the season.[23][24] Hendrick development drivers Blake Feese, Boston Reid, and Kyle Krisiloff also periodically drove the No. 5 car, running a combined eighteen races.[24] Busch and Jimmie Johnson ran the rest of the schedule,[24] with Busch winning at Lowe's. He drove 30 of 31 races in 2006, winning at Bristol and finishing seventh in points.

In 2007, Busch ran the No. 5 on a part-time basis, sharing the ride with Mark Martin, Landon Cassill, Casey Mears, and Adrián Fernández, running a total of 26 races.[20][23] The car carried a number of different sponsors including Lowe's, Delphi, Spectrum, and Hendrick Autoguard. Busch drove the car to victory lane four times in 2007, while Martin finished second twice in three races.

JR Motorsports (2008–2018)

The No. 5 team moved to JR Motorsports in 2008,[14][20] and featured eight drivers, including Johnson and Earnhardt Jr., and four primary sponsors in its first year.[23][25] In 2009, the No. 5 car ran a part-time schedule due to sponsorship limitations.[20] Fastenal, Unilever and GoDaddy.com sponsored seven different drivers over the course of the season. A variety of drivers ran the car in subsequent NASCAR Xfinity Series seasons until it was shut down for the 2019 season.[26]

Car No. 5 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
2002 Ricky Hendrick 5 Chevy DAY
27
CAR
21
LVS
37
RCH
15
NHA
15
NZH
30
CLT
22
DOV
25
NSH
15
KEN
8
MLW
15
DAY
20
CHI
21
GTY
24
PPR
22
IRP
7
MCH
23
BRI
29
DAR
33
RCH
17
DOV
27
KAN
38
20th 3475
Ron Hornaday Jr. DAR
15
BRI
38
TEX
12
NSH
22
TAL
29
CAL
17
David Green CLT
5
MEM
9
ATL
14
CAR
4
PHO
5
HOM
42
2003 Brian Vickers DAY
42
CAR
8
LVS
13
DAR
7
BRI
14
TEX
25*
TAL
23
NSH
9
CAL
19
RCH
16
GTY
4
NZH
2
CLT
14
DOV
5
NSH
10
KEN
6
MLW
2
DAY
7
CHI
3
NHA
4
PPR
29
IRP
1
MCH
19
BRI
7
DAR
1
RCH
4
DOV
1*
KAN
32
CLT
4
MEM
5*
ATL
31
PHO
3
CAR
6
HOM
11
1st 4637
2004 Kyle Busch DAY
24
CAR
7
LVS
15
DAR
17
BRI
3
TEX
2*
NSH
6
TAL
4
CAL
7
GTY
5
RCH
1*
NZH
10
CLT
1*
DOV
5
NSH
17
KEN
1
MLW
16
DAY
11
CHI
12*
NHA
25
PPR
17
IRP
1
MCH
1*
BRI
3
CAL
9
RCH
5
DOV
9
KAN
29
CLT
5
MEM
14
ATL
2
PHO
2*
DAR
33
HOM
3
2nd 4943
2005 DAY
32
LVS
11
TAL
40
CLT
1*
DAY
27
CHI
36
BRI
38
RCH
14
DOV
37
KAN
8
26th 2955
Boston Reid CAL
22
NSH
30
PHO
39
NSH
17
NHA
36
GTY
25
Adrián Fernández MXC
10
CAL
28
CLT
40
TEX
43
PHO
28
HOM
42
Blake Feese ATL
23
BRI
28
TEX
37
KEN
34
PPR
37
IRP
29
Jimmie Johnson DAR
23
RCH
25
DOV
5
Kyle Krisiloff MLW
42
MCH
40
MEM
19
Brian Vickers GLN
3
2006 Kyle Busch DAY
25
CAL
23
MXC
7
LVS
19
ATL
40
BRI
1
TEX
4
NSH
30
PHO
12
TAL
3
RCH
9
DAR
6
CLT
23
DOV
6
NSH
31
KEN
13*
MLW
24
DAY
16
CHI
42
NHA
16
MAR
20
GTY
8
IRP
21
GLN
37
MCH
14
BRI
7
CAL
11
RCH
12
DOV
7
KAN
3
CLT
12
TEX
32
PHO
10
HOM
41
7th 4018
Justin Labonte MEM
22
2007 Kyle Busch DAY
37*
CAL
3
LVS
2*
ATL
3*
BRI
3
NSH TEX
7*
PHO
37
TAL
39
RCH
5
CLT
8
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY
1*
CHI
5*
GTY IRP CGV BRI
4
CAL
2
RCH
1*
KAN
1
CLT
2
TEX
2
PHO
1*
9th 3896
Adrián Fernández MXC
9
Mark Martin DAR
2
MCH
14
HOM
2
Casey Mears GLN
8
Landon Cassill DOV
18
MEM
20
2008 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
3
CAL
7
ATL
15
TEX
7
TAL
6
DAY
3
GLN
30
HOM
3
11th 4206
Mark Martin LVS
1*
DAR
23
MCH
4
KAN
38
TEX
3
Martin Truex Jr. BRI
41
Landon Cassill NSH
19
PHO
22
RCH
23
DOV
25
NSH
9
KEN
11
MLW
22
NHA
34
CHI
10
GTY
6
IRP
7
BRI
22
RCH
12
DOV
25
MEM
13
PHO
6
Adrián Fernández MXC
14
Jimmie Johnson CLT
10
CAL
17
CLT
33
Ron Fellows CGV
1
2009 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
7
CAL LVS
5
BRI TEX
20
NSH PHO TAL
5
CLT
13
DAY
40
ATL
3
31st 2704
Mark Martin RCH
7
Scott Wimmer DAR
9
MLW
18
NHA IRP
9
IOW
31
RCH
18
DOV KAN
12
CAL
Ryan Newman DOV
32
NSH KEN CHI
22
GTY MCH
6
BRI
13
Ron Fellows GLN
5
CGV
35
Tony Stewart CLT
11
Richard Boswell MEM
23
TEX PHO
Kelly Bires HOM
29

Car No. 24 history[edit]

Casey Mears' No. 24 National Guard Chevrolet at Homestead in 2007

The No. 24 team started in 1999 with Gordon-Evernham Motorsports, owned by Jeff Gordon and crew chief Ray Evernham. Gordon and Ricky Hendrick combined to compete in 10 races.[27] In 2000, Rick Hendrick bought out Evernham's share, renaming the team JG Motorsports. Gordon and Ricky Hendrick once again shared the ride, with Hendrick running 15 events.[28] The team also formed an alliance with Cicci-Welliver Racing.[29] Hendrick Motorsports took full control of the team in 2001, with GMAC Financial Services sponsoring the No. 24 team in each of its three races.[30] In 2002, Hendrick moved to the No. 5 Busch Series car and three-time truck series champion Jack Sprague took over the No. 24 full-time.

Sprague ran the full 2002 season, bringing truck series sponsor NetZero with him.[31] He earned three poles and a win at Nashville en route to a fifth-place points finish. Sprague moved to Hendrick-affiliated Haas CNC Racing in 2003.

The No. 24 car returned in 2005 as the No. 57, a number taken from the sponsorship of Heinz and its "57 varieties".[32] Several drivers piloted the No. 57 in 2005 and 2006, with Brian Vickers competing in the majority of races.[32][33] Additional sponsors, including Lowe's and Mountain Dew, signed deals to sponsor the team for certain races. After Vickers' departure from Hendrick Motorsports, the team reverted to the No. 24 with driver Casey Mears, and the National Guard sponsoring a limited schedule.

Car No. 24 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
1999 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevy DAY CAR LVS
4
ATL DAR TEX
13
NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT
33
DOV SBO GLN MLW MCH
2
BRI DAR CLT
2
PHO
1
HOM
Ricky Hendrick MYB
20
PPR GTY IRP RCH
DNQ
DOV CAR
37
MEM
DNQ
2000 DAY CAR
DNQ
DAR
DNQ
BRI NSV
5
TAL CAL RCH
28
NHA
DNQ
SBO
42
MYB
13
GLN MLW
DNQ
NZH PPR
26
GTY
38
IRP
36
BRI
DNQ
DAR
29
RCH DOV CLT
13
CAR
39
MEM PHO
Jeff Gordon LVS
18
ATL TEX
42
CLT
4
DOV MCH
7
HOM
1
2001 Ricky Hendrick DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT
18
DOV KEN
15
MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM
41
75th 267
2002 Jack Sprague DAY
7
CAR
6
LVS
6
DAR
9
BRI
19
TEX
2
NSH
2
TAL
13
CAL
4
RCH
18
NHA
3
NZH
26
CLT
10
DOV
5
NSH
1*
KEN
16
MLW
14
DAY
28
CHI
42
GTY
4
PPR
14
IRP
17
MCH
15
BRI
28
DAR
5
RCH
33
DOV
3
KAN
20
CLT
25
MEM
18
ATL
42
CAR
10
PHO
22
HOM
11
6th 4206
2005 Kyle Busch 57 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX
DNQ
PHO TAL RCH
23
DOV
36
NSH KEN MLW CLT
41
MEM TEX
5
PHO 48th 851
Brian Vickers DAR
43
RCH CLT
13
DAY
31
CHI NHA PPR GTY MCH
DNQ
BRI CAL RCH DOV
8
KAN HOM
23
Boston Reid IRP
28
GLN
2006 Brian Vickers DAY
32
CAL
9
ATL
7
BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL
4
RCH DAR
12
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY
2
CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP MCH
16
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
13
44th 1301
Adrián Fernández MXC
12
LVS GLN
17
2007 Casey Mears 24 DAY
DNQ
CAL
2
MXC LVS
42
ATL
5
BRI NSH TEX
4
PHO
7
TAL
3*
RCH
7
DAR
9
CLT
2
DOV
4
NSH KEN MLW NHA
10
DAY
8
CHI
13
MCH
9
BRI
19
CAL KAN
3
CLT MEM TEX
15
HOM
22
31st 2820
Landon Cassill GTY
32
IRP
30
CGV GLN RCH
22
DOV PHO
34

Car No. 48 history[edit]

The 48 car made its debut in the Busch Series in 2004 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, running a one-race deal with sponsorship from Lowe's and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. Jimmie Johnson drove it to a third-place finish. He drove the car for five races in 2005, winning a pole at Lowe's. During 2006, he started three races, both Lowe's races and the Ameriquest 300 at California.[34] His best finish was seventh in the first Lowe's race. Johnson drove the 48 car in the same three Busch races for the 2007 races, with a best finish of fourth at California.

Car No. 48 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
2004 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT
3
MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 76th 170
2005 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL
3*
NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT
30
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
17
NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL
11
RCH DOV KAN CLT
43
MEM TEX PHO HOM 54th 534
2006 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
7
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL
21
RCH DOV KAN CLT
42
MEM TEX PHO HOM 58th 283
2007 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT
6
DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL
4
RCH DOV KAN CLT
32
MEM TEX PHO HOM 57th 387
2008 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN
29
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 79th 81

Car No. 80 history[edit]

In 2009, Hendrick Motorsports announced that they would run a No. 80 HendrickCars.com Chevy driven by Tony Stewart in the Xfinity Series Camping World 300 at Daytona. The number 80 represented the number of affiliates in the Hendrick Automotive Group. Stewart won the race in this car, with this being his only race for Hendrick Motorsports while focusing on his team in a partnership with Gene Haas. Stewart-Haas Racing, at the time, received engines, chassis, and technical support from Hendrick Motorsports.[35]

Car No. 80 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
2009 Tony Stewart 80 Chevy DAY
1
CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 60th 190

Car No. 87 history[edit]

In 2003, 18-year-old development driver Kyle Busch made his entry into Busch Series, driving a No. 87 car in seven races in an alliance with NEMCO Motorsports (owned by then-Hendrick driver Joe Nemechek). The car received sponsorship from GMAC company Ditech.com, and Busch scored three top tens including two-second-place finishes.[36][37]

For 2004, the alliance with NEMCO continued. Development drivers Blake Feese and Boston Reid ran 3 races each in the No. 87 ditech.com Chevy,[38] with a best finish of 26th by Reid at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Car No. 87 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
2003 Kyle Busch 87 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT
2
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP
33
MCH BRI DAR
2
RCH DOV
15
KAN CLT MEM
16
ATL
43
PHO CAR
7
HOM 18th* 3193*
2004 Blake Feese DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN
41
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP
33
MCH BRI CAL DOV
34
KAN 24th* 2640*
Boston Reid RCH
37
CLT
42
MEM ATL
26
PHO DAR HOM
  • Includes points earned by NEMCO Motorsports. Only results under Hendrick Motorsports are shown.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Truck No. 17 history[edit]

The No. 17 Craftsman Truck Series team made its debut in 2000 with Ricky Hendrick driving with GMAC/Quaker State sponsorship. He made six races that season and finished in the top-ten four times. In 2001, Hendrick won his only career Truck race at Kansas Speedway, becoming the youngest driver at the time to win a truck race at age 21.[19] He finished sixth in points, runner-up to Travis Kvapil for Rookie of the Year honors. The team did not run after 2001.

Truck No. 17 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Owners Pts
2000 Ricky Hendrick 17 Chevy DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR
6
EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA
7
NZH MCH IRP
12
NSV
9
CIC RCH
DNQ
DOV
25
TEX
8
CAL 30th 846
2001 DAY
2
HOM
5
MMR
8
MAR
9
GTY
6
DAR
34
PPR
5
DOV
3
TEX
5
MEM
7
MLW
10
KAN
1
KEN
6
NHA
4
IRP
18
NSH
11
CIC
11
NZH
5
RCH
8
SBO
6
TEX
8
LVS
6
PHO
28
CAL
10
6th 3412

Truck No. 24 history[edit]

The 24 truck debuted with the Truck Series in 1995 with Scott Lagasse driving and DuPont sponsoring. Lagasse posted two top-fives and finished ninth in the standings. The team also fielded the 25 Budweiser Chevrolet part-time with Hendrick Sr. and Roger Mears driving. Midway through the season, Jack Sprague came on board to finish out the season for the team, winning a pole at Phoenix International Raceway. In 1996, he moved to the 24 full-time with Quaker State sponsoring. He won five races and was second in the points. The following season, he won three times and clinched his first NASCAR championship.

The team lost the Quaker State sponsorship after 1997 but signed GMAC Financial as a sponsor after a one-race deal with Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce. He won an additional five races but lost the championship by three points. In 1999, Sprague won the championship again but fell to fifth in 2000. In 2001, NetZero came on board as the team's sponsor, and Sprague won his third championship. After Sprague moved his ride to the Busch Series, Ron Hornaday drove the 24 in a one-race deal at Daytona, finishing twelfth. The team closed after that race to focus on its Busch Series efforts.

Truck No. 24 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Owners Pts
1995 Scott Lagasse 24 Chevy PHO
11
TUS
6
SGS
17
MMR
9
POR
21
EVG
14
I70
12
LVL
21
BRI
8
MLW
14
CNS
14
HPT
12
IRP
5
FLM
25
RCH
36
MAR
16
NWS
9
SON
4
MMR
7
PHO
13
9th 2470
1996 Jack Sprague HOM
2
PHO
1
POR
8
EVG
12
TUS
5
CNS
4
HPT
2
BRI
5
NZH
1
MLW
1
LVL
8
I70
14
IRP
2
FLM
5
GLN
4
NSV
3
RCH
29
NHA
2
MAR
3
NWS
2
SON
6
MMR
5
PHO
1
LVS
1
2nd 3778
1997 WDW
15
TUS
7
HOM
5
PHO
1
POR
4
EVG
2
I70
10
NHA
2
TEX
31
BRI
7
NZH
1
MLW
4
LVL
8
CNS
16
HPT
2
IRP
2
FLM
4
NSV
1
GLN
3
RCH
2
MAR
10
SON
5
MMR
10
CAL
6
PHO
3
LVS
2
1st 3969
1998 WDW
4
HOM
2
PHO
2
POR
4
EVG
1
I70
5
GLN
5
TEX
6
BRI
2
MLW
3
NZH
10
CAL
1
PPR
31
IRP
1
NHA
8
FLM
29
NSV
11
HPT
4
LVL
9
RCH
1
MEM
9
GTY
4
MAR
10
SON
9
MMR
2
PHO
13
LVS
1
2nd 4069
1999 HOM
22
PHO
2
EVG
2
MMR
7
MAR
3
MEM
9
PPR
2
I70
1
BRI
1
TEX
5
PIR
28
GLN
3
MLW
2
NSV
5
NZH
13
MCH
4
NHA
8
IRP
34
GTY
3
HPT
26
RCH
5
LVS
2
LVL
5
TEX
11
CAL
1
1st 3747
2000 DAY
33
HOM
3
PHO
2
MMR
3
MAR
3
PIR
3
GTY
1
MEM
1
PPR
4
EVG
1
TEX
28
KEN
2
GLN
5
MLW
8
NHA
34
NZH
5
MCH
13
IRP
17
NSV
30
CIC
17
RCH
6
DOV
27
TEX
22
CAL
4
5th 3316
2001 DAY
12
HOM
3
MMR
2
MAR
20
GTY
8
DAR
12
PPR
3
DOV
2
TEX
1
MEM
23
MLW
2
KAN
23
KEN
3
NHA
1
IRP
1
NSH
21
CIC
9
NZH
3
RCH
1
SBO
4
TEX
3
LVS
2
PHO
2
CAL
31
1st 3670
2002 Ron Hornaday Jr. DAY
12
DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 53rd 127

Truck No. 25 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Owners Pts
1995 Roger Mears 25 Chevy PHO
21
TUS SGS MMR
16
POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS IRP
24
Rick Hendrick HPT
23
Jack Sprague FLM
4
RCH
10
MAR
20
NWS
4
SON
11
MMR
4
PHO
6

Truck No. 94 history[edit]

Chase Elliott's No. 94 Aaron's Chevrolet at Rockingham in 2013

Hendrick Motorsports revived its truck program in 2013, fielding a part-time entry for Chase Elliott. The team was sponsored by Aaron's and ran nine races. The trucks were not built directly by Hendrick Motorsports, but were instead provided by Hendrick-affiliated Turner Scott Motorsports. However, the trucks were fielded directly by Hendrick, with crew chief Lance McGrew.[39] Elliott made his debut at Martinsville Speedway on April 6 and finished in the sixth position.[40] Elliott became the youngest pole winner in Truck Series history at Bristol in August,[41] and later the youngest race winner in the Truck Series by winning the inaugural Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.[42] Elliott departed the No. 94 to join JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series in 2014.[43]

Truck No. 94 results[edit]

Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Owners Pts
2013 Chase Elliott 94 Chevy DAY MAR
6
CAR
5
KAN CLT DOV
4
TEX KEN IOW
5
ELD POC MCH BRI
5
MSP
1
IOW
31
CHI LVS TAL MAR
20
TEX PHO
10
HOM 26th 315

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

Hendrick fielded cars for five ARCA races from 1985 to 1996, twice for Brett Bodine in 1985 and 1986 (who won the pole for both races), and once each for Tommy Ellis (1988), Jack Sprague (1996), and Rick Hendrick himself. Rick Hendrick drove the No. 15 Tide car at Heartland Park Topeka in 1991, starting third and finishing 23rd after a braking issue in his only career ARCA start.[44] In February 2000, Ricky Hendrick made his Daytona stock car in the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series, driving the No. 17 GMAC Chevrolet to a fifth-place finish.[45] Hendrick would run the race again the next year in the renumbered 71 car, finishing 9th.[46]

Car No. 9 history[edit]

Chase Elliott's No. 9 Aaron's Chevrolet at Road America in 2013

In 2012, Hendrick began fielding the No. 9 Chevrolet for development driver Chase Elliott, with father Bill Elliott as the listed owner and sponsorship from Aaron's, Inc. Longtime HMS crew chief Lance McGrew served as the team's crew chief. Elliott made his debut at age 16 at Mobile International Speedway, scoring a pole and six top tens in six races.[47][48]

Elliott returned to the team in 2013, scoring his first career win at Pocono Raceway. Elliott, at age 17, became the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA Racing Series history, beating fellow 17-year-old Erik Jones.[49][50] Elliott scored four top tens, including the win at Pocono, in five races in 2013.[51]

Elliott ran the 2014 ARCA season opener at Daytona, in order to gain NASCAR approval to run the Nationwide Series race the next week. Sponsored by HendrickCars.com and NAPA Brakes, Elliott was involved in a 15-car crash on the 13th lap. In spite of that, Elliott finished 9th, and NASCAR approved him to run on superspeedways; he would go on to win the Nationwide Series Championship.[52]

Car No. 87 history[edit]

In 2003, Hendrick fielded Kyle Busch in the ARCA RE/MAX Series for seven races. Busch drove the No. 87 Ditech.com Chevrolet (the same car he drove in his Busch Series starts) to three poles and two wins.[36][37] Busch ran the 2004 season opener at Daytona, starting second and finishing first.[53]

For the rest of 2004, development drivers Blake Feese, Boston Reid, and Kyle Krisiloff ran a combined ten races in ARCA in the No. 5, No. 6, and No. 7 cars fielded by Bobby Gerhart Racing. Feese scored a win at Nashville, while Krisiloff scored a victory at Chicagoland Speedway.[19][54][55][56][57] Later that season, Feese ran a single race in the No. 94 Carquest Auto Parts Chevy out of the Hendrick stable at Talladega, scoring the victory.[58]

Kyle Krisiloff ran the No. 7 Bobby Gerhart Racing Chevy in 14 races in 2005, with sponsorship from Ditech.com and Delphi.[57] Krisiloff scored 3 top fives and five top tens. Blake Feese also ran the Daytona season opener in the 94 car, and was involved in a pit road crash that injured four photographers.[59]

In 2007, Hendrick Motorsports resurrected the No. 87 for development driver Landon Cassill, with sponsorship from Stanley Tools.[60][61] Cassill attempted three races (failing to qualify at Talladega) with two top ten starts but finishes of 38th at Kentucky and 32nd at Pocono. Cassill and Stanley would move to the 88 under the JR Motorsports banner for 2008.[62]

ARCA Series wins[edit]

2003

2004

2013

Plane crash[edit]

Brian Vickers' No. 25 Ditech/GMAC Chevrolet, which pays tribute to the ten people killed in an October 2004 plane crash

On October 24, 2004, ten people associated with Hendrick Motorsports lost their lives in a plane crash while en route from Concord, North Carolina, to a small airport near the Martinsville Speedway. The plane crashed in heavy fog into Bull Mountain, seven miles (11 km) from the Blue Ridge Airport in Stuart, Virginia, after a failed attempt to land.[63] Ten people aboard the Beechcraft King Air 200 died. Six were Hendrick family members and/or Hendrick Motorsports employees: John Hendrick, the owner's brother and president of Hendrick Motorsports; Jeff Turner, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports; Ricky Hendrick, a Hendrick Motorsports driver and its owner's son; Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, John Hendrick's twin daughters; and Randy Dorton, chief engine builder. Also dead were the plane's pilots, Richard Tracy and Elizabeth Morrison, Joe Jackson, director of the DuPont Motorsports program,[64] and Scott Lathram, who worked for Joe Gibbs Racing as a helicopter pilot.[65]

NASCAR officials learned of the crash during that day's Subway 500 race in Martinsville, Virginia; they withheld the information from drivers until the end of the race, which was won by Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson. For the rest of the 2004 season, all Hendrick Motorsports cars and the No. 0 Haas CNC Racing car featured pictures of the crash victims on the hood, accompanied by the phrase "Always in our hearts".

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