In a recent column, Jeff Hammond wrote:
I am not necessarily buying [Dale Earnhardt Jr's] comments after the race about finally getting a car built like teammates Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin. Surely it wouldn’t take Hendrick Motorsports that long to give him what the other three have.
I don’t think Dale Jr was making a comment about Rick Hendrick or HMS. I think his comment was directed at how Tony Eury Jr built cars versus how Lance McGrew builds them.