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Bruton Smith, Terry Labonte head newest class of NASCAR Hall of Fame

...leading vote-getters were pioneering driver Red Byron, the late driver and broadcaster Benny Parsons and car own Rick Hendrick.The voting included a ballot from longtime Steve Byrnes, a longtime popular NASCAR broadcaster who died last month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-20/bruton-smith-terry-labonte
Column: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever

...confidence had crumbled.Rebuilding NASCAR's most popular driver was a lengthy process that took a firm commitment from Rick Hendrick and a ton of patience from Earnhardt's rabid fan base. The turnaround was slow ? some laps led here, a win there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-04/column-earnhardt-back-vict
Gordon leads Hendrick Motorsports team into Daytona 500

...previous 56 Daytona 500 races after starting outside the top 20 starting spots ? there's a good chance car owner Rick Hendrick will celebrate even more success.He is poised to win his ninth Daytona 500 as an owner. Gordon has three of those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-21/gordon-leads-hendrick-moto
NASCAR's storylines waiting on Daytona 500 in February

...make the transition to Greg Ives any easier.Letarte quit the team to join NBC's coverage of the sport. Car owner Rick Hendrick waited six months into the season to pick Ives for what many believe is the toughest job in the sport.Ives led 19-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-01-14/burning-questions
Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon behind wheel of No. 24 Chevrolet

...his Xfinity title his season with JR Motorsports. But Rick Hendrick will also prep him for his move into Gordon's car...intangibles that make him the total package as a driver," Rick Hendrick said. "Not only is he a special talent inside the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-01-29/chase-elliott-replace-jeff
Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after season

...call it quits on one of the most successful careers in motorsports history. The four-time champion conferred with Rick Hendrick and settled on a date.The 43-year-old Gordon announced Thursday that 2015 will be his final season as a full-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-22/jeff-gordon-retire-full-time
Sprint Cup series had a season to remember in 2014

...Earnhardt won four races and 20 top 10 finishes.With Earnhardt and Gordon both returning to form, car owner Rick Hendrick got all four of his drivers, including Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne, into the playoffs.Gordon finished second to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-03/sprint-cup-series-had-season-reme
Jeff Gordon isn't focusing on career milestones at this point

...will replace Labbe as crew chief for Menard following next week's race at Charlotte.HENDRICK IN HUNT: Car owner Rick Hendrick watched one of his drivers, Kasey Kahne, rally from a four-lap deficit last Sunday at Dover, to finish 20th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-01/jeff-gordon-isnt-focusing-
Returning to track remains 'lowest priority' for grieving Tony Stewart

...at the track.Kevin Harvick, his longtime friend and teammate, said Sunday he's not spoken to Stewart. Nor had Rick Hendrick, one of the most steadying voices in NASCAR and a mentor to many, including Stewart.Dr. Joseph R. Ferrari, a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-18/returning-track-remains-lo
Jeff Gordon takes Michigan race for third win of year

...June race on the two-mile oval."I think all of our teams are running well, but this is a big, big win," owner Rick Hendrick said. "It's great to see Jeff so happy. He's like a little kid again, so I think it's going to be really...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-17/jeff-gordon-takes-michigan