In 22 years of competition, Hendrick Motorsports has garnered six NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series (formerly Winston Cup) championships, three NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series titles and one NASCAR Busch Series crown, making it one of stock-car racing's premier organizations. Rick Hendrick is just the second team owner in NASCAR's modern era to earn more than 100 Cup Series victories.
The four full-time NEXTEL Cup teams of Hendrick Motorsports include Kyle Busch in the No. 5 Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolets; four-time champion Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolets; Casey Mears in the No. 25 National Guard/GMAC Chevrolets and 2006 NEXTEL Cup champion Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolets.
On the Busch Series level, Kyle Busch returns to pilot the No. 5 Lowe's Chevrolets in 2006. Casey Mears will join in Busch Series competition in 2007, driving 22 races in the No. 24 National Guard Chevrolet.
Hendrick Motorsports' sponsor-partners include some of the world's most respected brands: Kellogg's, DuPont, GMAC, Lowe's, Bosch, CARQUEST, Chevrolet, Cintas, Clevite, Club Car, Delphi, Freightliner, GMAC Insurance, GMAC Protection Plan, Gatorade, Georgia Pacific, Gillette, Goodyear, HAAS, Kobalt, Levi Strauss, LORD Corporation, Mac Tools, Mechanix Wear, Nicorette, Pepsi, Quaker State, Simpson, Spectrum Brands, Time Warner Cable, UGS, and Wix Filters.
Under the Hendrick banner, records have been set in both victories and consistency, with four consecutive Southern 500 victories (Gordon); six consecutive road course wins (Gordon); youngest driver to reach 50 career Cup Series triumphs (Gordon); youngest driver to win a race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (Ricky Hendrick); only driver to win three Truck Series championships (Jack Sprague); and the youngest driver to ever win a NASCAR championship (Vickers).
Chevrolet race cars entered by Hendrick in Cup Series competition have won the prestigious Daytona 500 six times (1986, 1989, 1997,1999, 2005 and 2006)
All Hendrick race cars are constructed start-to-finish at the 90-acre complex, and more than 700 engines are built or re-built on-site each year, with the team leasing some of those to other NASCAR outfits. The first to implement professional pit crews, Hendrick employs on-site fitness trainers and operates a fully equipped gym to assure that personnel are in shape and ready for race day.
More than 500 employees call Hendrick Motorsports home, and day-to-day activities include management of HendrickMotorsports.com, the 15,000-square-foot museum and team store, marketing, public relations, sponsor services, licensing, show cars, merchandising, and much more.