Elliott Earns 4th Top 10 in 5 Phoenix Starts, Hendrick Has Better Day on Sunday In Phoenix

AVONDALE, AZ – The start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season has been miserable for the entire Hendrick Motorsports organization. But, Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix on Sunday, was cause for hope for the storied organization. Rookie William Byron led his first laps of his Cup career, leading 15 circuits around the 1.022-mile Arizona track on Sunday. He’d finish a career best 12th. 

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Joe Gibbs Racing Seems Off In Vegas, Hendrick Improving

LAS VEGAS, NV – It’s no secret, the start of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t been the greatest for arguably two of the top teams in the sport. Both Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports haven’t been a contender at either of the first two races of the year in Daytona and Atlanta and so far it doesn’t look like they will be in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) either. While Denny Hamlin has completed 100-percent of the laps this year, one of only…

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New Sponsor For Alex Bowman For 2018, 2019 and 2020

Eastman Performance Films, LLC, a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company, has joined 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor of driver Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in the premier NASCAR Cup Series through 2020. The sponsorship featuring the LLumar brand of window film and paint protection film was announced today at Eastman’s Elite Dealer Conference in San Diego. Eastman will be a primary sponsor of Bowman, 24, for one race in 2018 and two races each season in 2019 and 2020. The…

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Bowman Keeps It Conservative In 1st Duel, Other 2 Teammates Not as Lucky

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the last four years now, Hendrick Motorsports has won at least one Can Am Duel at the Daytona International Speedway during Speedweeks. They swept the twin 60 lap races in 2015, then saw Dale Earnhardt Jr. win the first duel in 2016. Last year, Chase Elliott won the first duel himself. This year, it was Elliott again, this time winning the second duel. That’s basically a three race win streak though in the opening duel in the last three years right? For the 2018 edition, they…

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Numbers Good For Hendrick Motorsports For Daytona 500 Win On Sunday

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season opener kicks off this Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway. The 60th annual Daytona 500 will contest, and a lot of uncertainty will certainly ensue. But, despite Ford winning seven straight points paying restrictor plate races, Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports will be among the ones to beat. First off, if they do so, they will likely see a winner among the youngest teams in NASCAR history. HMS will become the first organization to start three drivers under the age of 25…

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NAPA Extends Hendrick Partnership, Full Season Sold Out

NAPA and Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday that they have extended their agreement with Chase Elliott for more races in the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series seasons. The new agreement increases NAPA’s majority sponsorship of Elliott from 24 to 26 races annually beginning in 2018 and throughout the 2019-2020 extension. It guarantees primary sponsorship of the No. 9 team in the prestigious Daytona 500 each year and continues associate-level sponsorship in all non-primary events.

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Alex Bowman Wins The Pole For The 60th Annual Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – For the first time of his career, Chase Elliott will have to race for something in the Can-Am Duels. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has won the last two Daytona 500 poles, the only two times he’s been in the field for the Great American Race too. But, despite making it to the final round of qualifying from a sunny Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon, Elliott didn’t become the first driver in nearly 30 years to win three straight ‘500 poles. But, his teammate Alex Bowman picked…

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Will The 2018 Daytona Speedweeks Be Gibbs, Hendrick, Penske Dominated?

The start to the 2018 Daytona Speedweeks began last weekend with the 40th annual Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (3 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The race was won by Brad Keselowski while his Team Penske teammate of Joey Logano came home second. But, when you sit back and look at the upcoming few weekends, we always take stock in who the winners are in the Cup races during Speedweeks as a whole. If the past holds true though, it could be another big Speedweeks out of the Joe Gibbs…

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Valvoline Expands Partnership With Hendrick Motorsports, To Sponsor No. 88 Chevrolet Twice A Year

Valvoline Inc. — a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services — has extended its partnership with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports through 2022. In 2018, Valvoline™ will become a primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 of 24-year-old driver Alex Bowman for two Cup Series races annually over the next five seasons. Valvoline also will continue as the Official Lubricants Partner of Hendrick Motorsports and as a major associate sponsor of the team’s full stable of Chevrolet race cars and drivers, which…

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5 Storylines For Hendrick Motorsports For 2018 Cup Season

This week is the official 2018 NASCAR Media Week in Charlotte as it quote on quote opens the book on the upcoming season. Speaking of opening up a new book, that’s exactly what Hendrick Motorsports is doing for the 2018 season. Gone are veterans like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. All three have departed over the last two seasons, two of which retiring from the sport all together. In is the youth movement. Replacing those big names are Chase Elliott (3rd season), William Byron (Rookie) and Alex…

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