How much do you know about famous stock car racing team owner, Rick Hendrick. Most folks know that he owned the cars that were driven in some of stock car racing’s most historic battles on the track. Hendrick also has had more talented drivers on his team than any other owner. As a matter of fact, he is unanimously considered to be the most winningest team owner in the history of this high-octane sport. Test your knowledge with this fun fan trivia, and learn some new factoids about Hendrick that you may not have known about prior.
What pro career did Hendrick turn down? Answer: He turned down an offer to play professional baseball, instead choosing to pursue a college degree.
What was the original name if Rick Hendrick’s racing team, and for extra points, when did he change it to what it is presently named? Answer: It was originally called, and appropriately so, the “All Star Racing” team. However, in 1985 Hendrick changed the name to “Hendrick Motorsports.”
What years did his team drive in famous Cup Races in Riverside, Ca? Answer: in 1987 and in 1988.
Hendricks team won nine impressive Cup Series Championships, but with what famous stock car racing drivers, and in what years? Answer: Jeff Gordon won cups in 1995, 1997, 1998 and in 2001; Terry Labonte won a cup in 1996; and Jimmie Johnson won cups in four consecutive runs from 2006-2009.
Through the year 2009, how many events has his team competed in, how many wins have they racked up, and with how many top-five finishes and poles positions? Answer: Hendrick’s team has competed in more than 2,700 NASCAR Cup Races, he has more than 745 top-five finishes, more than 170 pole positions, and a whopping 190+ wins through 09’.
How much money has the team earned in winnings through the year 2009? Answer: A heck of a lot of money, about: $334,759,939 through 09’ in total winnings.