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’ 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.
I was hesitant to write my third Dale Earnhardt Jr article in a week. But, after pointing out his radio problems last year, I wouldn’t be doing my job as a responsible journalist or blogger if i didn’t equally cover his improvement this season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr recovered from a pit road speeding penalty in the Food City 500 at Bristol to finish seventh. But, despite what some say, Earnhardt Jr’s rally had little to do with what crew chief Lance McGrew said over the radio.
Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick announced that Lance McGrew will remain crew chief with Dale Earnhardt Jr and the No. 88 team for the 2010 Sprint Cup season. McGrew was named interim crew chief earlier this season, replacing Tony Eury Jr.
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 [...]