Hendrick Motorsports Once Again Strong In Restrictor Plate Qualifying, Team Penske Struggles

TALLADEGA, Ala – Qualifying to set the field for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) saw some teams gamble for speed where others went for more of a handling setup. So, if you’re a fan of Team Penske, don’t be alarmed that none of their three drivers made it to the final round of Busch Pole qualifying at the Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. In fact, all three will start together. 

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SHR Dominates Qualifying For Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Will Start 1-2-3-4

TALLADEGA, Ala – Qualifying for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was a lot like Formula One. Most of the teams all start together. For example, in the first round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, the top four speeds were all Stewart-Haas Racing cars. The next four fastest were the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Three of the next four were Toyota drivers, two of which belonging to Joe Gibbs Racing. In the final round, it was SHR 1-2-3-4, Hendrick 5-6-7-8, JGR 9-10 and FRR 11th. This was…

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Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson To Split Following 2018 Season

Hendrick Motorsports has named new crew chiefs for the organization’s Nos. 24 and 48 NASCAR Cup Series teams, effective at the conclusion of the 2018 racing season. The assignments represent new roles for veterans Chad Knaus and Darian Grubb, along with the return to Hendrick Motorsports of Kevin Meendering. The responsibilities for 2019 include:

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Hendrick Motorsports Cars Struggle On Friday In Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – Back in the spring race at the Richmond Raceway, three of the four Hendrick Motorsports cars finished in the top 12 led by Chase Elliott with a runner-up finish. Jimmie Johnson was sixth while William Byron was 12th. Last weekend in the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, all four of the Hendrick cars showed a ton of speed. They had so much speed that all three of their playoff drivers had speed to finish inside of the top 10. 

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Hooters Extends Sponsorship With Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports Through 2021 Season

Hooters has expanded its association with 12-time champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new contract that extends its primary sponsorship of driver Chase Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team for three years. Hooters, the iconic American restaurant brand with a deep history in NASCAR, will be a primary sponsor of the No. 9 team for three races each season from 2019-2021. The company joined Hendrick Motorsports as a two-race primary sponsor of Elliott in January 2017.

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Hendrick Looked Strong Until Mistakes In Final Stage In Vegas

The speed that the entire Hendrick Motorsports camp was missing throughout the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season all the sudden showed up in the opening race of the playoffs on Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The only problem was, the finishes didn’t back up the speed. The first two stages went great for all four HMS drivers. Alex Bowman finished third and ninth respectively in his No. 88 Chevrolet in the opening two stages. Jimmie Johnson was 17th and fourth while Chase Elliott was fifth…

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Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Looking Strong So Far This Weekend In Darlington

It’s been over a year since Jimmie Johnson last won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He won three races all of last year but none since June 4. In fact, he only has six total top five finishes since the start of the 2017 season and none since May 27. So, why am I picking Johnson as a favorite this weekend? It’s simple. 

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Hendrick Motorsports Quietly Shines On Saturday Night At Bristol

Hendrick Motorsports is doing just what they need to do in order to get back to a main contender in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. They knew the 2018 season would be a tough one. With three drivers all 24 years of age or younger now at the helm for them mixed with a brand new race car in a Chevrolet Camaro, this was going to be a challenging season. So, in order to get back to where they want to be, they just need to improve by the…

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Bowman, Nationwide Ink Extensions Through 2020 With Hendrick Motorsports

Nationwide has extended its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new two-year agreement that will increase its majority sponsorship of Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team to 20 races per season beginning in 2019. In addition, Hendrick Motorsports has signed Bowman to a one-year contract extension through 2020. The 25-year-old driver is in his first full-time season with the No. 88 team and is currently in position to earn his first career NASCAR Cup Series playoff berth.

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Johnson Throws Darlington Throwback All The Way Back To 2012

When the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Darlington Raceway for the Southern 500, the No. 48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will feature a paint scheme familiar to Jimmie Johnson fans. Monday, the scheme was unveiled — a black Kobalt Tools ride with white racing stripes. It’s the car Johnson piloted to Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th NASCAR Cup Series win in 2012 at Darlington.

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