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  1. NASCAR - Reminders of plane crash tragedy always present for Rick...

    Marty Smith

    There were 10 dead, his only son among them. Rick Hendrick lost the heart of his race team -- and in many ways his heart -- in a plane crash on Bull Mountain outside Martinsville, Virginia, 10 years ago. The pain remains. The triumphs in its aftermath are still building.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2014
  2. NASCAR - Former Army chopper crew chief Chris Clayton is living t...

    Marty Smith

    Chris Clayton went from being a crew chief on a CH-47 Chinook to crewing on race cars for Hendrick Motorsports. It's a dream come true for Clayton, who thinks of his military brothers often.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  3. NASCAR - Door-to-Door - How racing bonded Colliers together

    Marty Smith

    There are stories about racing and then there are racing stories. Allen Collier -- father of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier and Andrew Collier, a machinest at Hendrick Motorsports -- has both.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Door-to-Door - Andrew Collier proud of his late brother ...

    Marty Smith

    It has been nearly a month since Hendrick Motorsports employee Andrew Collier lost his brother, slain MIT police officer Sean Collier. The hurt is still there. But so are so many fond memories.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  5. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s confidence surging

    Marty Smith

    Rick Hendrick raised a lot of eyebrows when he paired Dale Earnhardt Jr. with crew chief Steve Letarte. The result? The move just may have saved Junior's career.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Jay Frye joins Hendrick juggernaut

    Marty Smith

    More often than not over the past several years, when I picked up the phone to call Jay Frye the voice on the other end was exhausted, frustrated and borderline disgusted. For 15 years Frye had run a race team at the Sprint Cup level. There was MB2. ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  7. It's show-me-don't-tell-me time for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Marty Smith

    What does Marty Smith think of the crew chief shake-up at Hendrick Motorsports? With Steve Letarte in his corner, it's show-me-don't-tell-me time for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  8. Kasey Kahne signs deal with Hendrick Motorsports

    Marty Smith

    Kasey Kahne, the hottest potential free agent in NASCAR entering this season, has signed a multiyear agreement to join Hendrick Motorsports, multiple sources close to the negotiations confirmed to on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  9. News that Earnhardt Ganassi Racing plans to park the 8 car until ...

    Marty Smith

    News that Earnhardt Ganassi Racing plans to park the 8 car until sponsorship is secured is further proof that the number should have gone with Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2009
  10. Sources: Hendrick manager gets offer to be Stewart crew chief

    Marty Smith

    Darian Grubb, engineering manager for Hendrick Motorsports' Nos. 5 and 88 Chevrolets, is the lead candidate for the crew chief position for Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet in 2009, sources close to Stewart-Haas Racing told on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  11. Kyle Busch, the forgotten man in Junior swap, doing just fine, th...

    Marty Smith

    Sure, Junior is a happy man these days as the newest driver at Hendrick Motorsports. But the man he replaced is pretty happy, too, as the points leader in the Cup and Truck series, writes Marty Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2008
  12. Hendrick would like to lock up Johnson's services as he has Gordo...

    Marty Smith

    Rick Hendrick and Jimmie Johnson are starting to discuss the idea of a lifetime contract for the championship driver, similar to what Hendrick did in 1999 with Jeff Gordon.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2007
  13. Mears OK with being the other guy at Hendrick Motorsports

    Marty Smith

    Don't worry about Casey Mears, the other Hendrick driver. Being teammates with Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson -- and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in '08 -- has its advantages, Marty Smith writes in Door-To-Door.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2007
  14. Busch Series No. 5 driver lineup star-studded for '08

    Marty Smith

    Next season's driver lineup for the No. 5 NASCAR Busch Series entry will include a revolving door of Nextel Cup superstars, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Jimmie Johnson, sources close to Hendrick Motorsports confirmed Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2007
  15. Which number will Hendrick drop? The 5 or 25?

    Marty Smith

    It's been all about the 8 since Dale Earnhardt Jr. decided to join Hendrick Motorsports. But the 5 and the 25 have history, too, and Rick Hendrick can't keep both, writes Marty Smith in Door-To-Door.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2007
  16. Deal can't be reached to bring No. 8 to Junior's new team

    Marty Smith

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start completely anew in 2008 -- new team, new sponsors and now, new car number.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2007