Articles tagged ‘Hendrick Motorsports’

Jan 29

Chase Elliott to drive full time for Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Chase Elliott poses with father, Hall of Fame driver Bill, mother Cindy and the trophy during the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Banquet at Trump National Doral on November 17, 2014 in Doral, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Five-Race Cup Debut Set for 2015 with NAPA Auto Parts Sponsorship CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2015) – Chase Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, who has earned 19 wins, 18 pole positions, 98 top-five finishes and 165 top-10s at the elite Cup level. “Chase brings the kind of intangibles that make him the total package as a driver,” said Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, who announced the news this morning during the team’s season kickoff employee event. “Not only is he a special talent inside the race car, ... FULL STORY »

Reaction As Jeff Gordon Announces 2015 As Final Full Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season

2013 NSCS Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Below you will find statements from around the racing community on today's announcement from Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, who announced that the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will be his final full-time year on the tour. “Jeff Gordon ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon announces 2015 as his final full-time season

When it comes down to it, Jeff Gordon's hope for how he is remembered in NASCAR is quite modest. “I definitely am proud of everything I’ve done on and off the track,” Gordon said. “But I guess I like to keep ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon To Run Final Full-Time NASCAR Season In 2015

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2015) - Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015. He announced his ... FULL STORY »

Notable Quotes From The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Banquet

Jay Mohr (Photo Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR) “If I look like a wreck, it’s not because I have a hangover. It’s because I wrestled a two-year-old down the red carpet and up here on stage.” – Kevin Harvick, who brought son Keelan with him to the head ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Explains Homestead Pit Strategy

2014 NSCS Driver Jeff Gordon (AARP Drive to End Hunger) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images Jeff Gordon appeared to have a race-winning car in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a decision to pit for four tires late in the race dropped him far back in the running order and relegated the driver of ... FULL STORY »

Athenian Motorsports; John Wes Townley Set to Run Chevrolet Full Time In 2015

Athenian Motorsports Athenian Motorsports, LLC Set to Run Chevrolet Camaros Full-Time in NASCAR Xfinity Series & Silverados in Entire Camping World Truck Series Season in 2015 Mooresville, NC (November 21, 2014)– Athenian Motorsports, LLC is proud to announce it will field a ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS No 5 LiftMaster Chevrolet SS
LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports
Posted 11.20.14
Three-Year Pact Includes Primary Sponsorship of Kasey Kahne CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2014) – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver Kasey Kahne ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports Realigns No. 5 Team Personnel
Posted 11.19.14
Francis Named Technical Director, Rodden Returns as Crew Chief CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2014) – In preparation for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and revised rules that affect race car development and on-track testing, Hendrick Motorsports has named Kenny Francis to the new position of vehicle technical director and ...FULL STORY »
Toyota Racing Development's (TRD) David Wilson, President and General Manager
The Value Of Winning
Posted 11.16.14
In NASCAR’s Championship 4, the four drivers competing for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday, all three manufacturers are represented—Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota—as well as four different engine builders: Hendrick Motorsports (Kevin Harvick), Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines (Ryan Newman), Roush-Yates Engines (Joey Logano) and Toyota Racing Development (Denny Hamlin). In the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 11.15.14
Jimmie Johnson, with a lap speed of 175.200 MPH, was the quickest Saturday afternoon during the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson's fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate, Kasey Kahne - with a lap speed of 174.820 MPH - was second quickest, ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, poses with the Coors Light Pole Award after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images
Team Chevy’s Jeff Gordon Wins Pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway
Posted 11.14.14
Earns Hendrick Motorsports’ 200th All-Time Pole HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2014) – Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS, won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale’ at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a lap of 180.747 mph (29.876 seconds). It is the 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, stands in the garage area for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Ford EcoBoost 400 Starting Lineup
Posted 11.14.14
Brad Keselowski, in the first round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, broke the previous qualifying track record with a lap speed of 181.238 MPH. But, in the final round it was Jeff Gordon - with a qualifying lap speed of 180.747 MPH - taking the ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland / Getty Images)
Change of Plans For Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Posted 11.14.14
Crew chief Greg Ives, who led Chase Elliott’s NASCAR Nationwide Series team this season, was on a career track that would have kept him with Elliott long-term. Steve Letarte’s decision to leave Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pit box for the NBC Sports TV booth, however, caused Ives’ career to go off-script. As Elliott’s ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, prepares to drive in practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 20, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. - Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/Getty Images
Despite Remarkable Season, Jeff Gordon Won’t Be A Champion In 2014
Posted 11.09.14
In shades of old, Hendrick Motorsports’ Jeff Gordon was in rare form in 2014. How rare? How about four wins, 14 top-fives and 22 top-10s. In the end though, it didn’t matter. The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion won’t be in the final round of the Chase next Sunday from Homestead-Miami (Fla.) ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents The John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 25, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Quicken Loans 500(k) Q&A with Jeff Gordon
Posted 11.07.14
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 AXALTA CHEVROLET SS, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) and discussed last week’s post-race incident with Brad Keselowski, his outlook for this weekend at PIR and many other topics.  ON HIS CHANCES THIS WEEKEND AND BEING IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT HOMESTEAD: ...FULL STORY »

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