“As A Boss, He Writes My Paychecks, As A Friend, He Makes Me Spend Those Checks” Bowman Talks About Friendship With Rick Hendrick

INDIANAPOLIS – We always hear about how much of a friend and mentor Rick Hendrick is to his drivers. We’ve seen it with Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others in recent years. “Mr. H” as commonly referred to is more than a boss to his drivers, he’s their close friend too. Alex Bowman is finding out first hand this season. Bowman, is in his first year driving for Hendrick Motorsports on a full time basis. He took over the No. 88 Chevrolet for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The Arizona…

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Hendrick Says 3 Races This Season Made Him Think Byron Is Ready For Cup, Didn’t Ask Him to Drive In Cup Until Last Sunday

It’s been widely rumored that William Byron would be the heir apparent to Kasey Kahne in Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 5 Chevrolet for the last several months. With Kahne not holding the contract option to return to the team for 2018, he was left in the dark of those plans moving forward. Even after he won the Brickyard 400 last month, neither he nor team owner Rick Hendrick were very committed to one another for next season. Kahne said he had heard the same rumors we have about his job scenario,…

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Hendrick Reveals He Is Paying Kahne Still In 2018, Looking To Find Him a Ride, Why GMS Rumor Is Logical Fit

GMS Racing has steadily been moving up the NASCAR ranks. They ran Spencer Gallagher in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series the last few years, then moved up to NASCAR XFINITY Series action for 2017. Lately, its been rumored that with the backing by Hendrick Motorsports, GMS would move up to Cup in 2018 with a two-car Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team for next season and beyond. With that being said, Rick Hendrick may have slipped and revealed that those plans are indeed in the works during the teleconference…

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Byron’s Darlington Car To Honor Ricky Hendrick

William Byron is part of the future of JR Motorsports, and someday, he will be part of the future of Hendrick Motorsports. A month from now, at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Byron and his No. 9 Liberty University team from JRM will honor the memory of Ricky Hendrick with a special throwback paint scheme. That scheme was unveiled today at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, N.C. Ricky Hendrick, son of JRM co-owner Rick and his wife Linda, was among those lost in the tragic plane crash on Oct.…

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Rick Hendrick Appreciative of Earnhardt, “There Will Never Be Another Dale Earnhardt Jr.”

When Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed with Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, Earnhardt nation was stunned. Their leader, their savior, was going to the “darkside.” Prior to that, since 1993, Hendrick was treated like a rival to the Earnhardt fans. It all stemmed from the Jeff Gordon vs. Dale Earnhardt battles. But, what most people don’t know, is behind the scenes, Gordon and Earnhardt were actually friends. Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., well they were friends too. So, within the garage, Earnhardt going to Hendrick Motorsports wasn’t as shocking as it seemed. 

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During Slump, Rick Hendrick Almost Split Up Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus

HOMESTEAD, Fla – The three team owners that are in the hunt to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway all met with the media after the lone practice session of the day at the 1.5-mile track. One of them though let us in on a very interesting storyline that almost happened during the course of this season which would have shook the NASCAR world if it indeed happened. Rick Hendrick told reporters on Friday that he nearly split up the combo of Jimmie Johnson and Chad…

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