Mark Martin has signed a contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports that will keep him in the No. 5 Chevy through the 2011 season. GoDaddy.com has also signed on to sponsor the car for 20 races.
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 [...]
This week’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 taught me one thing: Dale Earnhardt Jr lacks the maturity and the temperament to win the Sprint Cup championship.
With General Motors recently filing for bankruptcy, Hendrick Motorsports owner, and chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group Rick Hendrick spoke about the future of the company, and its place in NASCAR.
Tony Eury Jr is out as crew cheif for Dale Earnhardt Jr starting this weekend at the Autism Speaks 400 at Dover. Team manager Brian Whitesell will assume the role for Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Amp/National Guard Chevy this weekend, with Lance McGrew taking over on an interim basis after that. In a prepared statement, [...]
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 [...]
It is being reported that during the Easter break, Hendrick Motorsports held discussions about a possible crew cheif switch between the No. 5 and No. 88, with Alan Gustafon becomming the new crew cheif for NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Tony Eury Jr. moving over to driver Mark Martin. As I said [...]
With Mark Martin’s victory in Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 500, and teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr’s subsequent dismal performance, the callings for Tony Eury Jr’s head are sure to get louder. The calls have been prevalent all season, leading Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick, and then Jr himself, to defend his cousin and crew [...]
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing’s decision to park its famed No. 8 Chevy is a sign of the economic times we’re in. But, it is also a sign of just how far the team has fallen. And while I don’t know the reasons for some of the business decisions being made by Teresa Earnhardt, I suspect that [...]
After Dale Earnhardt Jr’s slow start to the season — one top 10, 19th in points — the team and crew chief Tony Eury Jr are starting to hear more and more criticism. When Earnhardt Jr signed on with Hendrick Motorsports, people expected greatness. After one full season, people expect Jr to have adjusted to [...]