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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 - Full speed ahead for Gen-6 race car

    Marty Smith

    Thanks to the new Gen-6 race car, brand identity in NASCAR is back. The big question: Will the new car drive the sport's brand-loyal consumers back to the showroom?

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Sprint Cup Series team owner Rick Hendrick does it all … exc...

    Marty Smith

    With his eight Sprint Cup championships and 185 Cup series victories, nothing, it seems, is beyond the grasp of Rick Hendrick. Except, perhaps, taking credit for his empire.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Landing Junior fulfills dream for Hendrick's late son Ricky

    Marty Smith

    Signing Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn't about money. It wasn't about making headlines or adding another superstar driver to the Hendrick stable. It was about a father fulfilling a dream for his deceased son.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2007