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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2004
Ricky Hendrick had wanted to be a race-car driver, and he was for a while. But then he decided it was time to get out of harm's way. His friend, Adam Petty, had died in a racing accident four years ago, and Hendrick had endured his own share of crashes. Last January, he stood in the garage at Hendrick Motor- sports, the business his father had built into one of the best in the history of stock car racing, and talked about his decision. He said that he realized there were better drivers than him and that he was giving up his driving dreams to learn more about his dad's business and be an asset, not just the son of the boss who would one day run the place.
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June 18, 2012
Living up to his name George Diaz Orlando Sentinel This isn't a question of Junior getting better. He is already there. It's now a question of whether he can continue to fulfill his potential as the most consistent driver on the Cup circuit. Earnhardt is smokin' this season, with six top fives and 12 top 10s. It was only a matter of time before he won a race. He is dialed in with crew chief Steve Letarte. Multiple victories are easily within the realm of possibility.
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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 George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | November 2, 2011
As years go, it hasn't been a great one for Jimmie Johnson. He still has a fighting chance to claim his unprecedented sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but that's strictly an optimistic spin. Johnson's shot at winning the title would rely on multiple strokes of luck, like all of the other top contenders piling into each other at the start of a race. Johnson still engages in some Monday morning quarterbacking on what could have been, but he's also wise enough to take a step back and gather some realistic perspective.
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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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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Every time Jeff Gordon stops to think about the Winston Cup season that begins today, he finds himself puzzling over the same question: How can he possibly improve on a season that included a victory in the Daytona 500 and nine other races and his second Winston Cup championship?He gets no help from his crew chief, Ray Evernham. in this pursuit, because Evernham is coping with the pressure within Team Hendrick to do it all over again.And John Hendrick, who is stepping in this season for his brother, team owner Rick Hendrick, is looking for answers to a different set of questions.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1995
NEW YORK -- Jeff Gordon was dressed in a gray silk suit with a high-buttoned white shirt and no tie. His brown hair was slicked back and the eyes under the thick, dark brows were constantly moving as he took in the crowd gathered for a news conference with the new Winston Cup champion in the Waldorf-Astoria's roof-top ballroom."
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November 24, 2010
Bad news for Jimmie Johnson haters. Crew chief Chad Knaus already is plotting plans to win a sixth consecutive championship. Expect to see the No. 48 team at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks for tire testing on the new pavement. "I have some hard discussions to have with Jimmie this weekend about some testing that he's going to have to take part in," Knaus said to bemused chuckles in the media center Sunday evening at Homestead. "But here are the facts. The 2010 season ended two hours ago. And 2011 started two hours ago. We have started preparing at Hendrick Motorsports for next year and we are full force to make sure that we take a better product to the racetrack next year, and it's going to be so. So we are hard at it. " "I'm really dying for some down time," Johnson said on Tuesday, probably to no avail.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | November 2, 2011
As years go, it hasn't been a great one for Jimmie Johnson. He still has a fighting chance to claim his unprecedented sixth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title, but that's strictly an optimistic spin. Johnson's shot at winning the title would rely on multiple strokes of luck, like all of the other top contenders piling into each other at the start of a race. Johnson still engages in some Monday morning quarterbacking on what could have been, but he's also wise enough to take a step back and gather some realistic perspective.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | August 11, 2010
After a bit of negotiating, Kasey Kahne will join the Red Bull Racing team in 2011. He will spend one season there before moving to Hendrick Motorsports. "This opportunity places me with an established, competitive team that has proven they can win races and make the Chase," Kahne told reporters on Tuesday. "The opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing Team in 2011 is a great fit for me, both personally and professionally. "It feels good to be able to finally put this to rest and focus my energy on finishing the season strong for the 9 team and our sponsors.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newpapers | August 31, 2011
Certainly there have been worse transactions in the history of sports. Take your pick: The Red Sox selling Babe Ruth so they could finance a Broadway musical. The Baltimore Colts forcibly dumping pouty Sanford rookie QB John Elway for Mark Hermann and a couple of offensive linemen. The Dodgers trading promising Pedro Martinez for second baseman Delino DeShields. But somewhere down the line, in the zip-zip world of stock car racing, comes this one: Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Kyle Busch.
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November 24, 2010
Bad news for Jimmie Johnson haters. Crew chief Chad Knaus already is plotting plans to win a sixth consecutive championship. Expect to see the No. 48 team at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks for tire testing on the new pavement. "I have some hard discussions to have with Jimmie this weekend about some testing that he's going to have to take part in," Knaus said to bemused chuckles in the media center Sunday evening at Homestead. "But here are the facts. The 2010 season ended two hours ago. And 2011 started two hours ago. We have started preparing at Hendrick Motorsports for next year and we are full force to make sure that we take a better product to the racetrack next year, and it's going to be so. So we are hard at it. " "I'm really dying for some down time," Johnson said on Tuesday, probably to no avail.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newspapers | August 11, 2010
After a bit of negotiating, Kasey Kahne will join the Red Bull Racing team in 2011. He will spend one season there before moving to Hendrick Motorsports. "This opportunity places me with an established, competitive team that has proven they can win races and make the Chase," Kahne told reporters on Tuesday. "The opportunity to drive for Red Bull Racing Team in 2011 is a great fit for me, both personally and professionally. "It feels good to be able to finally put this to rest and focus my energy on finishing the season strong for the 9 team and our sponsors.
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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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November 20, 2009
As he nears his fourth consecutive championship, Jimmie Johnson says he thinks about the time when he and Rick Hendrick tried to convince Lowe's executives that he could win a race. And when Jeff Gordon took a chance in 2000 on a middle-of-the-pack Busch Series driver looking for a Cup ride, with no hard evidence that this driver was any good. Even Johnson is in awe of what he has accomplished, entering Sunday's race with a 108-point lead. "It makes me really proud of what's gone on," Johnson said.
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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.
SPORTS
June 18, 2012
Living up to his name George Diaz Orlando Sentinel This isn't a question of Junior getting better. He is already there. It's now a question of whether he can continue to fulfill his potential as the most consistent driver on the Cup circuit. Earnhardt is smokin' this season, with six top fives and 12 top 10s. It was only a matter of time before he won a race. He is dialed in with crew chief Steve Letarte. Multiple victories are easily within the realm of possibility.
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By George Diaz, Tribune newpapers | August 31, 2011
Certainly there have been worse transactions in the history of sports. Take your pick: The Red Sox selling Babe Ruth so they could finance a Broadway musical. The Baltimore Colts forcibly dumping pouty Sanford rookie QB John Elway for Mark Hermann and a couple of offensive linemen. The Dodgers trading promising Pedro Martinez for second baseman Delino DeShields. But somewhere down the line, in the zip-zip world of stock car racing, comes this one: Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Kyle Busch.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2004
Ricky Hendrick had wanted to be a race-car driver, and he was for a while. But then he decided it was time to get out of harm's way. His friend, Adam Petty, had died in a racing accident four years ago, and Hendrick had endured his own share of crashes. Last January, he stood in the garage at Hendrick Motor- sports, the business his father had built into one of the best in the history of stock car racing, and talked about his decision. He said that he realized there were better drivers than him and that he was giving up his driving dreams to learn more about his dad's business and be an asset, not just the son of the boss who would one day run the place.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | February 15, 1998
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Every time Jeff Gordon stops to think about the Winston Cup season that begins today, he finds himself puzzling over the same question: How can he possibly improve on a season that included a victory in the Daytona 500 and nine other races and his second Winston Cup championship?He gets no help from his crew chief, Ray Evernham. in this pursuit, because Evernham is coping with the pressure within Team Hendrick to do it all over again.And John Hendrick, who is stepping in this season for his brother, team owner Rick Hendrick, is looking for answers to a different set of questions.
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