19 Facts About Hendrick Motorsports


At the 2021 Coca-Cola 600, Hendrick Motorsports became the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history when it won its 269th race with the No 5 driven by Kyle Larson.

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Rick Hendrick Motorsports continues to be listed as car owner of the No 5 team.

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Toward the end of the season, Hendrick Motorsports suddenly announced his retirement from driving due to lingering effects from the crash, but he remained as car owner until his death in 2004.

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Ricky Hendrick Motorsports selected 19-year-old Brian Vickers to drive the No 5 car in 2003.

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Hendrick Motorsports 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.

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In 2000, Rick Hendrick bought out Evernham's share, renaming the team JG Motorsports.

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In 2002, Hendrick Motorsports moved to the No 5 Busch Series car and three-time truck series champion Jack Sprague took over the No 24 full-time.

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Hendrick Motorsports earned three poles and a win at Nashville en route to a fifth-place points finish.

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Hendrick Motorsports drove the car for five races in 2005, winning a pole at Lowe's.

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In 2009, Hendrick Motorsports announced that they would run a No 80 HendrickCars.

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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.

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Hendrick Motorsports made six races that season and finished in the top-ten four times.

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In 2001, Hendrick Motorsports won his only career Truck race at Kansas Speedway, becoming the youngest driver at the time to win a truck race at age 21.

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Hendrick Motorsports finished sixth in points, runner-up to Travis Kvapil for Rookie of the Year honors.

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Hendrick Motorsports won an additional five races but lost the championship by three points.

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The trucks were not built directly by Hendrick Motorsports, but were instead provided by Hendrick-affiliated Turner Scott Motorsports.

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Rick Hendrick Motorsports 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.

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In 2012, Hendrick Motorsports 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.

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In 2007, Hendrick Motorsports resurrected the No 87 for development driver Landon Cassill, with sponsorship from Stanley Tools.

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