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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | February 24, 2010
Did you miss it amid the griping that Jimmie Johnson was back at it? Did the real change from last season to this one escape you? There they were, racing right up with Hendrick Motorsports - the three Richard Childress Racing cars that had all but disappeared from the NASCAR scene last season. Kevin Harvick finished second in Sunday's Auto Club 500, Jeff Burton third and Clint Bowyer eighth as Johnson won the race. But two races in, Harvick leads the points standings. The RCR teams mostly made news last season when something went wrong.
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July 6, 2011
Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps? No, Martin says. Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner, specifically with Red Bull Racing, during an interview with SPEED TV. "I am very interested and would love to commit to Jay Frye (Red Bull Racing's vice president and general manager) and that organization to help Jay move forward and rebuild that organization in all forms," Martin said.
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June 13, 2007
Good morning -- Hendrick Motorsports -- You trying to be the Yankees of NASCAR?
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May 5, 2010
A lot of hand wringing preceded Chad Knaus' contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. What's taking so long? Is he going to come back? Maybe — gasp — maybe he'll leave! Wishful thinking, perhaps. There was never any chance Chad Knaus would leave Hendrick Motorsports. "I didn't speak to anybody else," Knaus said. "I didn't talk to anybody else about any other options. I was planning on staying here at HMS and I'm pretty sure Rick (Hendrick) wanted me to stay here."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2005
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Perhaps nothing more clearly reflects the new beginning at Hendrick Motorsports than finding Nextel Cup car owner Rick Hendrick in a big, beautiful new office, in a big, beautiful new building in his racing compound. "My dad and son used to wear me out about getting this building done," said Hendrick, recalling his father, Papa Joe, who died last summer, and his son, Ricky, who was killed in a company plane crash near Martinsville, Va., last fall. In the crash, Hendrick, 55, also lost his brother, John, who was the company president; nieces Jennifer and Kimberly; company engine department director Randy Dorton; and team vice president and general manager Jeff Turner.
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November 21, 2009
Jimmie Johnson's run for his fourth straight Sprint Cup title starts from the pole. Johnson turned a lap of 173.919 mph on Friday to top qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a big boost for the Hendrick Motorsports star as he tries to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships. "We did an awesome job, and I feel that the start will go smoothly," Johnson said. The start could be tricky for the unflappable Johnson. Scott Speed qualified second and Marcos Ambrose third, two drivers who haven't spent very much time on the track racing up front and around Johnson.
NEWS
May 5, 2010
A lot of hand wringing preceded Chad Knaus' contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. What's taking so long? Is he going to come back? Maybe — gasp — maybe he'll leave! Wishful thinking, perhaps. There was never any chance Chad Knaus would leave Hendrick Motorsports. "I didn't speak to anybody else," Knaus said. "I didn't talk to anybody else about any other options. I was planning on staying here at HMS and I'm pretty sure Rick (Hendrick) wanted me to stay here."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2004
HAMPTON, Ga. - Yesterday, five days after losing 10 friends and business associates, the Rick Hendrick Motorsports drivers came to work looking like ghosts. Their distress showed in pale skin and sad, tired eyes, but the positive attitude that has made the organization the most successful team in NASCAR racing over the past 10 years surfaced. "I've never been so inspired and driven in my life," said Jeff Gordon, NASCAR's four-time champion in the series now called the Nextel Cup. "This is an important weekend for us for so many different reasons, but I can't think of anything that could drive us harder and stronger than this loss.
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July 6, 2011
Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps? No, Martin says. Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner, specifically with Red Bull Racing, during an interview with SPEED TV. "I am very interested and would love to commit to Jay Frye (Red Bull Racing's vice president and general manager) and that organization to help Jay move forward and rebuild that organization in all forms," Martin said.
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By Sirage Yassin and Sirage Yassin,Sun reporter | June 14, 2007
On the day Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he was joining Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth gave his support of the move. "If you look at Jeff [Gordon] and Jimmie [Johnson], everybody runs over there. As of today they [Hendrick Motorsports] have the most successful organization there is," said Kenseth, who was at Harley-Davidson of Baltimore yesterday for a promotion. "I think any driver would want to be a part of that if they had the opportunity." Kenseth, second in points in the Nextel Cup standings, said he wasn't surprised that Earnhardt made the jump to Hendrick, which has won 10 of 14 points races this season.
NEWS
April 29, 2010
Smart move? Nothing Tania Ganguli Orlando Sentinel The difference between Rick Hendrick and other owners is Hendrick understands how to manage his people to get the best work out of them. Recall the famous milk-and-cookies meeting that turned Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus from bickering colleagues to a pair of four-time defending champion racers who love each other like brothers. Johnson and Jeff Gordon have played nicely together until now, but Gordon's frustration is apparent.
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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | March 24, 2010
Dale Earnhardt Jr. screamed into his radio at Bristol like he often does, but the tone of his shouts this time around was different from a year ago. He wasn't screaming out of frustration that the rest of his teammates at Hendrick Motorsports were so far ahead. He wasn't frustrated by his car's inability to keep up. No, those things no longer apply. Instead Earnhardt screamed profanities into his radio because a speeding penalty stymied an otherwise strong day for his team.
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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | February 24, 2010
Did you miss it amid the griping that Jimmie Johnson was back at it? Did the real change from last season to this one escape you? There they were, racing right up with Hendrick Motorsports - the three Richard Childress Racing cars that had all but disappeared from the NASCAR scene last season. Kevin Harvick finished second in Sunday's Auto Club 500, Jeff Burton third and Clint Bowyer eighth as Johnson won the race. But two races in, Harvick leads the points standings. The RCR teams mostly made news last season when something went wrong.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tania Ganguli,Tribune Newspapers | November 23, 2009
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - -It will take some time for the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team accomplished at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to sink in for the men who made it happen. But Johnson knows it's big. Johnson, 34, won an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. He joined Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. as the only drivers to win at least four championships and broke a tie with Cale Yarborough, who won three consecutive championships.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tribune Newspapers | November 23, 2009
It will take some time for the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team accomplished at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to sink in for the men who made it happen. But Johnson knows it's big. Johnson, 34, won an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. He joined Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. as the only drivers to win at least four championships and broke a tie with Cale Yarborough, who won three consecutive championships. Johnson won seven races in 2009.
SPORTS
November 21, 2009
Jimmie Johnson's run for his fourth straight Sprint Cup title starts from the pole. Johnson turned a lap of 173.919 mph on Friday to top qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a big boost for the Hendrick Motorsports star as he tries to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive championships. "We did an awesome job, and I feel that the start will go smoothly," Johnson said. The start could be tricky for the unflappable Johnson. Scott Speed qualified second and Marcos Ambrose third, two drivers who haven't spent very much time on the track racing up front and around Johnson.
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By Tania Ganguli On auto racing | March 24, 2010
Dale Earnhardt Jr. screamed into his radio at Bristol like he often does, but the tone of his shouts this time around was different from a year ago. He wasn't screaming out of frustration that the rest of his teammates at Hendrick Motorsports were so far ahead. He wasn't frustrated by his car's inability to keep up. No, those things no longer apply. Instead Earnhardt screamed profanities into his radio because a speeding penalty stymied an otherwise strong day for his team.
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May 27, 2003
Moves Auto racing HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS (NASCAR): Gave driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus five-year contract extensions. INDIANAPOLIS 500: Named Tora Takagi Rookie of the Year. Baseball BLUE JAYS: Placed 3B Eric Hinske on 15-day DL, retroactive to May 24, with broken hamate bone in right hand. Recalled former Orioles IF Howie Clark from Triple-A Syracuse. Transferred P Bob File to 60-day DL. CARDINALS: Placed 2B Fernando Vina on 15-day DL with severely torn right hamstring.
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By Sirage Yassin and Sirage Yassin,Sun reporter | June 14, 2007
On the day Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he was joining Hendrick Motorsports, NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth gave his support of the move. "If you look at Jeff [Gordon] and Jimmie [Johnson], everybody runs over there. As of today they [Hendrick Motorsports] have the most successful organization there is," said Kenseth, who was at Harley-Davidson of Baltimore yesterday for a promotion. "I think any driver would want to be a part of that if they had the opportunity." Kenseth, second in points in the Nextel Cup standings, said he wasn't surprised that Earnhardt made the jump to Hendrick, which has won 10 of 14 points races this season.
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June 13, 2007
Good morning -- Hendrick Motorsports -- You trying to be the Yankees of NASCAR?
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