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Rick Hendrick

The founder and owner of Hendrick Motorsports, Rick Hendrick’s organization is recognized as one of NASCAR’s most successful.

  • Inducted: 2017
  • Position:Owner

Vitals

Hometown

Palmer Springs, VA

Born

07/12/1949

PREMIER SERIES OWNER STATS

Championships

16 Premier

Competed

1984-present (stats as of November 2016)

Starts / Wins / Poles

3,699 / 245 / 210

Mr. H

Rick Hendrick owned drag-racing boat teams before founding “All-Star Racing,” the team that would evolve into Hendrick Motorsports, in 1984.

Hendrick Motorsports owns an all-time record 12 NASCAR premier series car owner championship titles—seven with Jimmie Johnson, four with Jeff Gordon and one with NASCAR Hall of Famer Terry Labonte. Hendrick also has 16 total NASCAR national series owner championships, the most in NASCAR history. Gordon and Labonte combined to win four consecutive titles from 1995-1998. In 2010, Johnson won a record-extending fifth consecutive championship. Some of NASCAR’s most prominent drivers have driven for Hendrick. Geoff Bodine was the first, snaring the organization’s first victory on April 29, 1984, at Martinsville Speedway. The late Tim Richmond, NASCAR Hall of Famer, and three-time series champion, Darrell Waltrip (2012) and the late NASCAR Hall of Famer Benny Parsons (2017), the 1973 champion, also are Hendrick alumni.