Crew chief Kenny Francis leave Red Bull Racing at season’s end to join Kasey Kahne at Hendrick Motorsports next season, HMS announced.
Hendrick Motorsports is working on contract extension for NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, team owner Rick Hendrick confirmed.
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Mark Martin, and Jeff Gordon all got new crew chiefs as part of a three-team shuffle at Hendrick Motorsports. Shops realigned, too.
Following dismal results over the last 13 races, it appears that Lance McGrew may be on his way out as crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team.
Kenny Francis, crew chief of Richard Petty Motorsports’ No. 9 Ford, will join Kasey Kahne at Red Bull Racing next season, according to a report from ESPN.
Kenny Francis’ move to Red Bull Racing indicates he will follow Kasey Kahne to Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. If that happens, it could affect Dale Earnhardt Jr’s team.
Hendrick Motorsports has announced that the team has signed crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Alan Gustafson to multi-year contract extensions. While Knaus’s role is certain, Gustafson’s role is up in the air after 2011. I have an idea where he might land.
ESPN is reporting that Budweiser has talked with Hendrick Motorsports about potentially sponsoring one of the team’s cars after this season. Rick Hendrick indicated that Budweiser could be brought in despite an agreement with Pepsi, depending on which car the Budweiser sponsorship appears. Hendrick also said he is close to re-signing crew chiefs Chad Knaus [...]
After the ouster of Tony Eury Jr as crew cheif for his cousin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Junior Nation collectively exclaimed, “Finally!” For quite a while now, Jr Nation has been calling for Eury Jr’s head — or job as it were. Eury Jr took a lot of the flack for Dale Jr’s lackluster, on-track performance. [...]
Following earlier reports that Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick considered swapping crew cheifs for the Nos. 88 and 5, with Alan Gustafson moving to Dale Earnhardt Jr and Tony Eury Jr moving to Mark Martin, the team has officially denied the report. Regardless of what actually happens, I stick by my opinion that a move might [...]