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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows growth

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:58 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th at the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past weekend, and he clinched a spot in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. However, he is still not satisfied with just finishing well. "We are going to have to come back here and run better than that to have a shot in the Chase. We will keep working. Tenth place I'm really disappointed, but I remember we used to like these," Earnhardt said.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - Holly Cain


Hendrick Motorsports | Tire issues plague Jimmie Johnson again

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:13 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson shredded two different left-rear tires in the first 11 laps this past weekend in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Johnson has endured at least seven races marred by tire issues since the second-to-last race at Phoenix last season.

Fantasy Tip: When Johnson has solved his tire issues this season, he is obviously the man to beat at most tracks. However, fantasy owners in salary-cap leagues have been left with a bad taste in their mouth when tire issues have reared their ugly head. It seems the issues have cropped up at flat tracks more, i.e. New Hampshire, Phoenix, Pocono, for the No. 48 team. If you're in a fantasy league which limits amount of starts per driver, consider avoiding J.J. at flats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - David Caraviello


Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon has new long-term sponsor

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:34:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday, June 17, that driver Jeff Gordon will have Panasonic as his primary sponsor in the Toyota Save-Mart 350 at Sonoma Sunday, June 22, and for this year's race in September in Atlanta. The electronics company will be the primary sponsor for the No. 24 car in select races through the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: With Gordon getting a new, high-profile sponsor, it puts to rest any idea that Gordon will be retiring anytime soon.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - Kenny Bruce


Hendrick Motorsports | Kasey Kahne doesn't care for Kyle Busch

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:48:45 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch got mixed up at Pocono last weekend, and while Busch attempted to send an e-mail and text, Busch says he is not interested. "I think he was having a bad day, and just loses it. But as far as us talking, we haven't. He did write me an e-mail, but I don't really care anymore," Kahne said. "I don't care to talk to him or anything."

Fantasy Tip: Kahne and Busch will be a tandem to watch Sunday at Michigan if they get into close proximity. While the two are two smart to intentionally wreck each other, they could race each other hard again and accidents will happen.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - Pat DeCola


Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson fast in final practice

Sat, 31 May 2014 18:22:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson was the fastest car in the final practice Saturday, May 31, at Dover International Speedway, running at a speed of 158.863 mph. He will start fourth in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson has grabbed eight checkered flags at the Monster Mile, while no other active driver has more than four wins at the Delaware circuit. Johnson is an obvious must-start in all fantasy leagues whenever the Sprint Cup Series stops in Dover.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson owns Dover

Wed, 28 May 2014 20:39:32 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson heads to Dover International Speedway looking to maintain his dominance at the track. He leads all active drivers with eight victories in 24 career starts, and he has 12 Top 5 finishes and 17 Top 10s. He has an Average Finish of 8.67.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is coming off his first win of the season, and he could very well make it back-to-back. No other active driver has more than four wins at Dover, so Johnson will be the odds-on favorite to take checkers. Fantasy owners have to love that.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon rejuvenated

Tue, 13 May 2014 20:02:14 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon feels rejuvenated after his win this past weekend at Kansas Speedway. It was his 89th career Sprint Cup Series win, third-most in history. The four-time champion has gone winless for a season just three times in his career. "I just feel so competitive out there," Gordon said. "And that makes me feel young again."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - Kenny Bruce


Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon wins at Kansas

Sat, 10 May 2014 21:10:40 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon posted his first Sprint Cup Series victory of the season Saturday, May 10, at the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway. He is the ninth different winner in 2014, and effectively clinches a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Nate Ryan


Hendrick Motorsports | Kasey Kahne finishes third

Sat, 10 May 2014 21:10:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne wound up third at the 5-Hour Energy 400 at Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10. It was his best finish of the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Nate Ryan


Hendrick | Kasey Kahne's crew chief fined

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:51:18 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne's crew chief, Kenny Francis, was fined $25,000 Tuesday, May 6, for rules violations during qualifying for the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. Kahne's car failed the minimum weight requirement and was forced to start in the back of the field.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Hendrick Motorsports | Team has six career wins at Kansas

Mon, 05 May 2014 19:29:24 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne each head to Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, with two career wins at the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only Hendrick driver without a win at Kansas, and he has an Average Finish of 15.9 in 15 career starts.

Fantasy Tip: If you're in a fantasy league which restricts the number of times you can use a driver, Dale Jr. might be best used another weekend. However, Gordon has been performing well lately, and Johnson is certainly due. Both are must-start fantasy options, and Kahne is a nice sleeper as well.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson dominates Kansas

Mon, 05 May 2014 19:29:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson heads to Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, looking for his first win of the Sprint Cup Series season.

Fantasy Tip: The six-time series champ is a must-start fantasy option in all formats this weekend, as he leads all active drivers with a 7.5 Average Finish at Kansas. That includes two wins, six Top 5s, 13 Top 10s and 14 Top 20s in 15 career starts with just one DNF. He has also started on the pole three times, tied with teammate Kasey Kahne for the most among active drivers.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Victory Lane?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:06:27 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has started 28 races at Talladega Superspeedway, the site of this weekend's Aarons 499 Sunday, May 4. He has won five times, second-best among all active drivers, and he has 10 Top 5 finishes and 20 Top 20s with an Average Finish of 14.6, third-best among all active drivers.

Fantasy Tip: Earnhardt has been a fantasy stud on nearly every track type, but he is especially good on restrictor-plate runs. Remember, he won the Daytona 500 this season on an RP track, and he has led 775 laps all-time at 'Dega, second among all active drivers only to teammate Jeff Gordon.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon confident he'll win soon

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:29:54 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon leads the Sprint Cup Series in points, but he knows wins are more important than ever to make the Chase. He finished second at the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, his second runner-up finish in the past three races. He has led multiple laps in four of the past five races. "I mean, as good as we're running, I definitely feel like we can win races just about anywhere that we go, and if we continue to perform like this, we are going to win," Gordon said.

Fantasy Tip: Gordon has been outstanding this season, and has been a fantasy stud regardless of the track type. He leads all active drivers with six wins at Talladega, and he has 15 Tops 5s and 843 laps led at Talladega, which also is best among all active drivers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NASCAR.com - Holly Cain


Hendrick Motorsports | Jeff Gordon rates well in Vegas

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:18:07 -0800

The Sprint Cup Series will stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 9. NASCAR's Loop Data from the past nine races at LVMS shows Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon is ranked second among active drivrs with a 103.8 Driver Rating.

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