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  • Danica unveils her new NASCAR ride, a Chevy

    12/08/2009 12:53:01 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 50 replies · 2,391+ views
    NBC Sports ^ | 8 Dec 2009 | Unattributed
    Danica Patrick signed with JR Motorsports on Tuesday to give NASCAR a try, but her schedule in the second-tier Nationwide Series has yet to be determined. Patrick will make her stock car racing debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway, a day before she’ll be featured in a pair of Super Bowl ads for sponsor The IndyCar sensation unveiled her green and orange No. 7 Chevrolet in a news conference at Chase Field with, which is sponsoring her in both series. “We’ve all been working very hard for some time now to bring this...
  • Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House

    08/04/2009 2:45:55 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | 8/1/09 | Jim Utter
    Jimmie Johnson finally going to White House By Jim Utter - Saturday, Aug. 01, 2009 More NASCAR news LONG POND, Pa. - Reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is finally going to get his White House visit for winning the 2009 title but he’s going to have company. The White House press secretary’s office announced late Friday that President Barack Obama will host a gathering Monday afternoon on the South Portico of the White House with Johnson, all the members of last year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup field as well as some former series champions, including Dale...
  • Sprint Cup ~ Samsung 500 ~ Sunday, April 06, 2008 - TV: Fox 1:30PM/ET - Texas Motor Speedway

    03/31/2008 4:09:36 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 660 replies · 4,487+ views
    Nascar Jayski Photobucket | 03-31-08 | Me, Jack and Jr
    WELCOME TO TEXAS *** Samsung 500 (334 Laps, 501 Miles ~ Sunday, April 06, 2008 - TV: Fox 1:30 PM/ET ~ green flag 2:15 ET Amdro Fire Strike Pre-Race Show starring, the Doobie Brothers *** Nationwide Series O'Reilly 300 (200 Laps, 300 Miles / TV: ESPN2 ~ Saturday, April 05, 2008 ~ 2:30PM Nationwide Series Live from Texas on ESPN2: After a weekend off, the Nationwide Series returns to action this weekend and ESPN2 will have live, flag-to-flag coverage of the 300-mile race from Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 5, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET with NASCAR Countdown. The...
  • Busch chooses Gibbs after 7-week free agency (Kyle Busch to Gibbs)

    08/06/2007 4:16:30 PM PDT · by icecold · 2 replies · 220+ views
    AP ^ | 8/6/07 | JENNA FRYER
    August 6, 2007 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch chose to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing next season and began informing other teams Monday of his decision. A source close to Busch told The Associated Press that the driver had selected Gibbs after a seven-week search that began when Hendrick Motorsports released the 22-year-old driver to make room for Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season. The source requested anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
  • Budweiser out as Earnhardt's sponsor

    07/13/2007 10:19:57 AM PDT · by HEY4QDEMS · 5 replies · 497+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 07/13/2007 | AP
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new sponsor in 2008. Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday that long-term contractual commitments to the team's current sponsors will preclude Budweiser as primary sponsor of Earnhardt's car when he joins Hendrick next season. We have agreements in place with sponsors for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, which prevent us from having a relationship with Budweiser,'' team owner Rick Hendrick said in a statement. ``Honoring our commitments is important to us. The trade-off is missing an opportunity to bring Budweiser, a marquee brand synonymous with NASCAR and its fans, into the...
  • Hendrick Motorsports Confirms Dale Earnhardt Jr. will Have New Primary Sponsor in 2008

    07/13/2007 7:09:57 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 11 replies · 529+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 7/13/2007
    Hendrick Motorsports today announced that long-term contractual commitments to existing sponsors will preclude Budweiser from continuing as primary sponsor of the car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. when he joins the organization next season.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr signs with Hendrick!

    06/12/2007 4:41:03 PM PDT · by YankeeMagic · 11 replies · 471+ views
    I didn't see this! From Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Wednesday will announce his intent to move to Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in 2008, multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the negotiations told Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
  • Earnhardt Jr. reportedly headed to Hendrick Motorsports

    06/12/2007 12:01:10 PM PDT · by HEY4QDEMS · 24 replies · 602+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/12/2007 | unknown
    BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT (TICKER) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. apparently will join forces with NASCAR's most successful team. Earnhardt is set to announce his intention to join Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, according to a report on on Tuesday. NASCAR's most popular driver, Earnhardt has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at 11 a.m. EDT, when he likely will officially announce his intentions for next season.
  • Hendrick lashes out at lawsuit filed against him over 2004 plane crash

    02/12/2006 9:01:51 AM PST · by Howlin · 17 replies · 1,848+ views
    News14/AP ^ | February 12, 2006 | Jenna Fryer, Associated Press
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An emotional Rick Hendrick expressed disappointment Saturday about a lawsuit filed against him by the widow of one of his employees killed in a 2004 plane crash, calling some of her claims a "cheap shot" and a personal attack on his family. Dianne Dorton filed suit earlier this week in North Carolina, saying Hendrick Motorsports was liable in the death of her husband, Randy. He was one of 10 people killed in October 2004 when a Hendrick plane crashed near Martinsville, Va., en route to a NASCAR race. Her suit claimed Hendrick Motorsports showed "conscious and...
  • Nascar Nextel Cup Chase for the Cup - Martinsville - Subway 500 Sunday - 10-23 12:30pm

    10/19/2005 5:37:06 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 392 replies · 2,835+ views ^ | 10-19-05 | Me-Nascar-Jayski
    Welcome to this weeks race for the championship at Martinsville Track Facts:Banking/Turns: 12 Distance: 0.526 miles Shape: Oval
  • A long time coming - Junior Wins a race at Chicagoland

    07/10/2005 7:36:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 484+ views ^ | 7/10/05
    Who would have thunk it? After a third-place finish last weekend at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got his first win of the season Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway -- a track that has been far from kind to the No. 8 team. Junior rallies for victory with late two-tire stop The Associated Press July 10, 2005 08:51 PM EDT (00:51 GMT) JOLIET, Ill. -- A jubilant Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke through for his first Nextel Cup victory of the season Sunday, using a two-tire strategy and holding off Matt Kenseth to win at Chicagoland Speedway. "I was worried I was...
  • Lawsuit targets sales tactics at (Rick) Hendrick (auto) shops

    06/21/2005 8:04:32 AM PDT · by jern · 26 replies · 1,715+ views
    Charlotte Business Journal ^ | June 17, 2005 | John Downey
    A former Hendrick Acura manager has filed a lawsuit against the dealership and Hendrick Automotive Group, alleging the companies rip off customers with hidden charges and deceptive sales tactics. Tony Harris, former finance and insurance manager for Hendrick Acura on Independence Boulevard, contends he met with Hendrick Automotive Chairman Rick Hendrick and Chief Executive Jim Perkins about the tactics, which the suit contends were routine at Hendrick dealerships and, in some cases, were even programmed into dealership computers. "When (Harris) reported the unethical conduct going on around him in the Hendrick dealership, Mr. Hendrick himself said words to the effect...
  • Preliminary NTSB Accident Report (Hendricks Motor Sports)

    11/08/2004 5:58:20 AM PST · by IFly4Him · 39 replies · 3,195+ views
    NTSB Identification: IAD05MA006 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation Accident occurred Sunday, October 24, 2004 in Stuart, VA Aircraft: Beech 200, registration: N501RH Injuries: 10 Fatal. This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. On October 24, 2004, at 1235 eastern daylight time, a Beech 200 King Air, N501RH, operated by Hendrick Motorsports Incorporated, was destroyed when it collided with rising terrain during a missed approach to the Martinsville/Blue Ridge Airport (MTV), Martinsville, Virginia. The certificated airline transport pilot, certificated commercial copilot,...
  • NASCAR Nextel Cup from Atlanta - on NBC Sun 10/31, at 12:30 pm ET, 9:30 am PT

    10/28/2004 3:44:50 AM PDT · by glock rocks · 500 replies · 3,910+ views
    . Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway Pre-Race Show: NBC - 12:00 pm/et Please drop in and say hi and thanks to our troops, veterans, and their families here... The FR Canteen Support Our Troops Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
  • A Nightmare We Can't Wake Up From (impact of Hendrick plane crash on NASCAR)

    10/25/2004 4:55:07 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 78 replies · 3,241+ views
    Speed Channel ^ | 10/25/04 | Ben Blake
    A Nightmare We Can't Wake Up From Written by: Ben Blake Richmond, Va. – 10/25/2004 This morning, we all woke up and realize the vague nightmare of Sunday afternoon wasn’t just a dream. Today, Rick Hendrick and his family, Hendrick Motorsports, and, to some extent the rest of us, begin putting together hard pieces and grim data as all attempt to go on after Sunday’s fatal plane crash in the mountains of Virginia, which took 10 lives. I’ve learned there is little anyone can say at a time like this. The best anyone can do is simply to be there...
  • Plane Crash Kills 10, Including Son Of NASCAR Owner Rick Hendrick

    10/24/2004 5:13:37 PM PDT · by Jenya · 23 replies · 2,619+ views
    Plane Crash Kills 10, Including Son Of NASCAR Owner Federal officials say all 10 people aboard a plane owned by the Hendrick Motorsports organization were killed Sunday when the plane crashed while on its way to a NASCAR race. Ricky Hendrick, the son of owner Rick Hendrick, was among those killed when the Beech 200, headed from Concord to Martinsville, crashed in Patrick County in Virginia. John Hendrick, Rick's brother, and Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, John's twin daughters, also died in the crash. Video The plane was en route to Martinsville Speedway for Sunday's Subway 500. Jimmie Johnson was driving...
  • Hendrick Motorsports Plane Crash Kills 10

    10/24/2004 4:17:38 PM PDT · by sonsofliberty2000 · 100 replies · 5,138+ views
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. - A plane owned by the Hendrick Motorsports organization crashed Sunday on its way to a NASCAR (news - web sites) race, killing all 10 people aboard, federal officials said. Eight passengers and two pilots died in the crash, a spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board (news - web sites) said. A spokesman for a funeral home where the bodies were being taken said the dead included four relatives of team owner Rick Hendrick, including his son and brother.
  • Report: Hendrick [NASCAR] plane crashes en route to race

    10/24/2004 3:24:25 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 13 replies · 2,063+ views ^ | 10-24-04 |
    A plane carrying members of the Hendrick Motorsports organization, one of the top teams in American stock car racing, was missing Sunday after losing contact with the Federal Aviation Administration on its way to a NASCAR race, and a search was underway for the aircraft. The plane en route to the Nextel Cup race in Martinsville, Va. crashed in the Bull Mountain area of Virginia, killing all 10 on board, according to North Carolina TV station WXII's website. "The plane was en route to Martinsville and lost it on radar and that's all the information we have," NASCAR vice president...
  • 'Papa Joe', father of Rick Hendrick, passes away

    07/15/2004 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Johnny Gage · 15 replies · 690+ views
    Nascar.Com ^ | 7/15/04 | Lee Montgomery, Turner Sports Interactive
    CONCORD, N.C. -- The patriarch of one of NASCAR's most powerful teams, Joseph Riddick "Papa Joe" Hendrick Jr., died Wednesday, a team spokesman confirmed. "Papa Joe" is the father of Rick Hendrick, the owner of Hendrick Motorsports, which fields the cars of Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Terry Labonte and Brian Vickers in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series and of Kyle Busch in the Busch Series. The team plans to release a statement later Thursday. Papa Joe and grandson Ricky Hendrick were co-owners of Vickers' team, as well as Busch's team. The road in Harrisburg, N.C. where Hendrick Motorsports is located...
  • Nascar Chase For The Cup Subway 500 Martinsville Speedway NBC Sunday October 24, 2004 12:30 pm ET

    10/21/2004 4:48:09 PM PDT · by WestCoastGal · 597 replies · 6,464+ views
    MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAYNBC Sunday October 24, 2004 at 12:30pm ET5 RACES TO GO!! At slightly more than half a mile, Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track on the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Circuit, but it's one of the biggest when it comes to action. It has 800-foot straights, turns banked at only 12 degrees and has been called "two drag strips with a turnaround on each end." The demanding layout consistently produces some of the wildest fender scrubbing, push and shove racing on the tour.
  • After Action Report:Martinsville Speedway FReep

    10/24/2004 2:48:03 PM PDT · by vj2004 · 27 replies · 1,330+ views
    10-24-04 | vj2004
    This morning at the Martinsville Speedway, myself and a fellow Bush supporter held a pro-Bush demonstration near the entrance of today's Nextel Cup race. Thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians passed by on their way to the racetrack. We were well received for the most part as 90% of the comments were positive. Over 300 Bush-Cheney bumper stickers and 100-200 lapel stickers were given out to Bush supporters. A few yard signs were given to those who made donations to our local Republican organization. I arrived at the rally venue around 7:30 am to set things up. My partner,...
  • Hendrick Motorsports Plane goes down close to Martinsville Track

    10/24/2004 2:18:05 PM PDT · by fanningp · 14 replies · 2,696+ views ^ | 10/24/2004 | fanningp
    It was just mentioned on NBC at the end of the race that a plane crash carrying Hendricks motorsports personnel had occurred and thus no victory lane activities took place. Jimmie Johnson won the race. NBC ended the broadcast shortly after the announcement. You can find a link to the text at the above site, but I'll copy it here as it appears to be busy now.... Hendrick plane goes down close to Martinsville track By JIM UTTER Writer A Hendrick Motorsports plane carrying two pilots and eight other passengers crashed into Bull Mountain, about 10 miles west of...
  • Hendrick Motor Sports plane down

    10/24/2004 2:14:55 PM PDT · by halosfan2002 · 84 replies · 7,247+ views
    NBC | 10/24/04 | NBC
    Just announced at the conclusion of the Subway 500. A plane owned by Hendrick Motor Sports has gone down near Martinsville, VA.