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9780760391235

Hendrick Motorsports 40 Years NASCAR Racing’s Greatest Team Celebrates Four Decades

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  • ISBN13:

    9780760391235

  • ISBN10:

    0760391238

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2024-09-10
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
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Summary

Celebrate the NASCAR-champion team’s 40th anniversary with this officially licensed history featuring stunning photography, including rare images from the Hendrick Motorsports archive.

Rick Hendrick built on a successful career in the automotive-retail business to launch NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports in 1984. Over the ensuing four decades, it has become one of the most successful and high-profile teams in the sport’s long history. Competing across NASCAR’s three race series, as of 2023, the team had posted the most Cup wins of any team (301) and the most Driver’s Championships (18).
 
Hendrick’s driver roster is a who’s who of the sport’s greats, including Champion drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Terry Labonte, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Today the team fields four drivers: William Byron, Alex Bowman, and Cup champions Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson. Hendrick Motorsports even fielded a team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2023!
 
Hendrick Motorsportsrelates the team’s incredible history through 40 stories focused on team milestones since its founding in 1984. Stories and highlights include:
 
  • First win at Martinsville
  • Days of Thunder involvement
  • Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors
  • 1-2-3 Finish at the 1997 Daytona 500
  • The seven championships of Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus
  • Hendrick Motorsports and the Earnhardts
  • Reaching 300 Wins at NASCAR's highest level
  • Garage 56 Le Mans program

Authored by long-time NASCAR journalist Ben White and illustrated with images from top NASCAR photographer Nigel Kinrade as well as photos from Hendrick Motorsport’s archive, Hendrick Motorsports offers the ideal 40th anniversary retrospective.

Author Biography

Ben White attended his first NASCAR Cup Series race in 1972 at Darlington, South Carolina, at age 11. The Clinton, North Carolina, native drove his own race cars on a few local short tracks in the late 1970s before joining Richard Childress Racing as a crew member in 1980. White turned his attention to writing about NASCAR in 1983 for the Lexington Dispatch (North Carolina) newspaper, and he continues to write for that publication today, as well as North Carolina newspapers in Fayetteville, Kinston, Burlington, and Asheboro. From 1989 until 2010, he served as staff writer, managing editor, and senior editor of NASCAR Illustrated Magazine and managing editor of the American Racing Classics book series from 1991 to 1994. White has authored numerous NASCAR books including Motorbooks’ NASCAR Then and Now, NASCAR Racers, NASCAR Legends, and 20 Years of Hendrick Motorsports. White resides in Salisbury, NC.

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