Hendrick Motorsports

Team overview

1984

  • Rick Hendrick forms All-Star Racing
  • Original plans had Richard Petty driving and music Business mogul C.K. Spurlock involved
  • Those plans fell apart and Geoff Bodine was hired to drive the number 5

1985

  • Dick Brooks makes a one off run with the team

1986

  • Tim Richmond joins the team to make it a two car organization in the number 25
  • Brett Bodine makes a one off run with the team

1987

  • Three time champion Darrell Waltrip signs up to drive the 17 entry
  • Health issues push Richmond on the shelf for the first half of the season, Benny Parsons is hired to drive the number 35 entry while the 25 is saved for Richmond
  • Richmond returns for eight races, winning two, but resigns from the team as he continued to battle illness
  • Jim Fitzgerald and owner Rick Hendrick each run a race

1988

  • Ken Schrader is brought in to replace Richmond and Parsons in the 25
  • Rob Moroso, Sarel van der Merwe and Hendrick each run a race for the team

1989

  • Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Tommy Ellis, and Tommy Kendall each run a single race for the team

1990

  • Bodine is replaced by Ricky Rudd in the number 5 car
  • Waltrip is injured in a wreck at Daytona, Jimmy Horton, Sarel van der Merwe, and Greg Sacks fill in
  • Hendrick forms a partnership with Paul Newman to create Newman-Hendrick Racing with Sacks and Stan Barrett running select races
  • Hut Stricklin also makes a start for the team

1991

  • Waltrip departs the organization to form his own team
  • Team cuts down to two cars and does not run any additional entries during the year

1992

  • Jeff Gordon is signed and makes his debut in the final race of the season

1993

  • Al Unser Jr is signed to run the Daytona 500
  • Buddy Baker is given the opportunity to run a race as pay back for mentoring Gordon; he fails to qualify
  • Gordon wins Rookie of the Year

1994

  • Rudd leaves to form his own team, Terry Labonte is brought in to replace him

1995

  • Gordon captures the organization’s first championship
  • Jack Sprague fails to qualify for a race in a fourth entry

1996

  • Labonte bests Gordon for the championship
  • Sprague makes two races for the team in a fourth entry

1997

  • Schrader leaves and is replaced by Ricky Craven
  • Injuries to Craven open the door for Sprague and Todd Bodine to fill in
  • Gordon wins his second title and team’s third in a row

1998

  • injuries again sideline Craven, he is replaced by Randy LaJoie and Wally Dallenbach Jr
  • Gordon cruises to his third title and the team’s fourth in a row

1999

  • Craven leaves the team and is replaced by Dallenbach

2000

  • Dallenbach is replaced by Jerry Nadeau
  • Injuries sideline Labonte for two races and he is replaced by Todd Bodine and Ron Hornaday Jr

2001

  • Jimmie Johnson is signed and runs a few races in preperation for his rookie season
  • Gordon captures his fourth title and the team’s fifth

2002

  • Nadeau is released mid-year and replaced by Joe Nemechek
  • Sprague runs a handful of races for the team in a fourth entry

2003

  • Nemechek is released prior to the end of season, he is replaced by David Green
  • Brian Vickers runs select races preparing for his rookie year the next season
  • Kyle Busch attempts, but fails, to qualify for an event

2004

  • Busch runs select races in preparation for his rookie year the next season

2005

  • Busch replaces Labonte, who runs a partial schedule in a fifth entry for the team

2006

  • Labonte runs another partial schedule in a fifth entry
  • Johnson wins his first championship, the sixth for the team

2007

  • Vickers is replaced with Casey Mears
  • Johnson wins his second championship, the seventh for the team

2008

2009

  • Mark Martin replaces Mears
  • Keselowski runs a few races in a fifth entry
  • Johnson wins his fourth championship, the ninth for the team

2010

  • Johnson wins his fifth championship, the tenth for the team

2012

2013

  • Johnson wins his sixth championship, the eleventh for the team

2015

  • Chase Elliott runs a few races in preparation for his first full season in 2016

2016

  • Gordon retires and is replaced by Elliott
  • Earnhardt is injured and is replaced by Alex Bowman and Gordon
  • Johnson wins his seventh championship, the twelve for the team

2018

  • Earnhardt retires and is replaced by Bowman
  • Kahne is replaced by William Byron

Hendrick Motorsports Current Stats

PlayerStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
usaJimmie Johnson3300211488482029500
usaAlex Bowman3310311190922068600
usaWilliam Byron330003984371161800
usaChase Elliott3313111948937233091000
All Time stats
DriverStartsPolesWinsTop5sTop10sDNFsLaps CompLead LapLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
Jeff Gordon8058193325477992312235852493648700
Jimmie Johnson6033583224349581716424561869233500
Terry Labonte387712641255311171217930709800
Dale Earnhardt Jr34089731392696702245274811000
Ken Schrader267174581274479339104206210210
Kasey Kahne216563573246067113812844800
Geoff Bodine174227498046510425443709800
Ricky Rudd11744356416358284510723600
Kyle Busch11424305116310967415705031
Brian Vickers1134110231430924575392700
Darrell Waltrip1102935609355324319855700
Mark Martin108105234210308487810284200
Chase Elliott10141295110282217111383500
Jerry Nadeau81017162022445295891900
Casey Mears7211616720093401241400
Joe Nemechek570158151449216375800
Wally Dallenbach Jr5000198141991326600
Ricky Craven38104879658162981100
Tim Richmond37991621497431711672701
Alex Bowman34202122892123267700
Benny Parsons290069126975587900
William Byron24000346223953600
Greg Sacks171024639504107420
Randy LaJoie900133275020000
Brad Keselowski900010258441120
Jack Sprague600003133602140
David Green20000130700020
Jimmy Horton20000034200000
Regan Smith20001132810000
Rick Hendrick20000116900000
Todd Bodine20000044309100
Ron Hornaday Jr1000009010000
Tommy Kendall1000017901100
Bobby Hamilton10000121505100
Brett Bodine10000039400000
Stan Barrett1000007410000
Jim Fitzgerald1000009300000
Sarel van der Merwe1000017700010
Hut Stricklin1000018200000
Rob Moroso10000033100000
Dick Brooks10001039300000
Al Unser Jr10000115700000
Tommy Ellis000000010
Buddy Baker000000010