Johnson pulls away for All-Star victory

CONCORD, N.C., May 20 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson pulled away from the field during a 10-lap shootout Saturday, claiming his third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Johnson give Hendricks 200th win

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 13 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson's fuel gamble paid off in a Sprint Cup Series victory at Darlington Raceway Saturday, handing Hendrick Motorsports its 200th NASCAR victory.

NASCAR rescinds Johnson team penalties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 20 (UPI) -- NASCAR Tuesday overturned harsh penalties leveled against driver Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team.

Johnson's team hit with fine, suspensions

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The crew chief of Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports has been suspended for rules infractions, NASCAR said Wednesday.

Danica Patrick to make NASCAR debut

PHOENIX, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Popular IndyCar driver Danica Patrick said Tuesday she'll compete in a limited number of NASCAR stock-car races next year.
Hamlin wins race, Johnson wins title

Hamlin wins race, Johnson wins title

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin won Sunday's Sprint Cup 400 at Homestead, Fla., but Jimmie Johnson won his fourth straight points title in the season-ending race.

Mark Martin wins Arizona Sprint Cup race

AVONDALE, Ariz., April 19 (UPI) -- Mark Martin snapped a 97-race winless streak Saturday by taking the checkered flag at the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Avondale, Ariz.

Hendick Motorsports, Casey Mears to part

LOUDON, N.H., June 27 (UPI) -- Hendrick Motorsports will drop driver Casey Mears at the end of the 2008 Sprint Cup auto racing season, the team said Friday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to get a new sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 13 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr., will have a new sponsor next season when he changes racing teams.

Ground broken for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A $160 million Hall of Fame is being constructed in Charlotte, N.C., for the Nextel Cup auto racing circuit.

Several fines handed down by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 31 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch was fined $50,000 Wednesday by NASCAR officials in Daytona Beach, Fla. for an incident at the Coca Cola 600 last Sunday night in Concord, N.C.

Officials probe plane crash that killed 10

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The crash of a twin-engine plane owned by NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports team in rural Virginia claimed all 10 lives aboard.

Jimmie Johnson wins The Winston

CONCORD, N.C., May 18 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag and the $1 million prize Saturday night at The Winston, NASCAR's annual all-star event.

Jimmie Johnson on Daytona 500 pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson became just the third rookie in NASCAR Winston Cup history to win the pole for the Daytona 500 Saturday.

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Rick Hendrick
NASCAR drivers Jeff Gordon (C) and Dale Earnhardt Jr (R) stand with owner Rick Hendrick during a photo shoot at a media tour stop at Hendrick Motorsports in Concord, North Carolina on January 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)

Joseph Riddick Hendrick III (born July 12, 1949), better known as Rick Hendrick is an owner of several NASCAR stock cars and teams as well as the Hendrick Automotive Group, one of the largest automotive chains in the United States.

Hendrick was raised on his family's farm near Palmer Springs, Virginia and attended Park View High School in South Hill, Virginia, where he excelled in athletics. Hendrick considered an opportunity to play professional baseball before entering a co-op work-study program with North Carolina State University and Westinghouse Electric Company in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hendrick Motorsports, founded in 1984, is one of the most successful teams in NASCAR, winning Sprint Cup championships in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Hendrick Motorsports owns several race teams, including the Sprint Cup teams of Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Jimmie Johnson. Past drivers include Geoff Bodine, Tim Richmond, Benny Parsons, Jimmy Means, Darrell Waltrip, Ken Schrader, Ricky Craven, Todd Bodine, Wally Dallenbach, Jr., Randy LaJoie, Joe Nemechek, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte, Brian Vickers, Casey Mears, Jerry Nadeau, his son Ricky Hendrick, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, and Rick Hendrick himself.

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