Driver Jimmie Johnson announces that he and two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will do a ride swap at the end of the month. They will meet at Bahrain International Circuit on November 26th, with Johnson taking laps in a McLaren F1 car and Alonso driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. This is the second time a NASCAR/Formula One ride swap has been done, previously Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya ran laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2003 and in 2011 Tony Stewart and Lewis Hamilton swapped at Watkins Glen International.
CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson has found a full-time ally in his mission to win a record-breaking eighth NASCAR Cup Series championship.
Ally Financial will join Hendrick Motorsports as the whole-season primary sponsor of Johnson’s iconic No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 2019 and 2020. The partnership will feature the leading digital financial services company on the champion driver’s cars across the entire 38-race NASCAR schedule, beginning with 2019 DAYTONA Speedweeks and the 61st running of the DAYTONA 500. Continue reading “Ally Financial Signs With Hendrick and Johnson”
Hendrick Motorsports announces that it will change the crew chief lineup for two of the organization’s four teams in 2019. After seven titles and 17 years together, Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus will be splitting up. Kevin Meendering will take over for Knaus atop the 48 team’s pit box in 2018. Knaus will move over to the 24 team with driver William Byron and Byron’s current crew chief, Darian Grubb, will move into a leadership role at Hendrick.
The 2018 edition of NASCAR Silly Season is not disappointing with the number of far fetching rumors that have actually found out to be true. There are still a lot of open seats and plenty of drivers trying to get their plans in line for 2019 and beyond. Here’s a quick look at some of the openings out there and what is rumored to be happening. Continue reading “Silly Season Is Kicking Up A Gear”
CONCORD, N.C. – Nationwide has extended its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new two-year agreement that will increase its majority sponsorship of Alex Bowman and the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team to 20 races per season beginning in 2019. Continue reading “Nationwide And Hendrick Renew”