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I joined Hendrick Motorsports as a developmental pit crew member in September.  Formerly an offensive lineman from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, I didn’t have a racing background, but knew I wanted to continue my athletic career in a team sport.

John Gianninoto

Development pit crew

Growing up in Nyack, N.Y., I dreamed about working for a race team. I got my first break managing and building engines for a kart racing team before making the move to Hendrick Motorsports where I’ve spent the last 12 years as a machinist in the engine shop. I’ve always loved the competition of racing, and one of the highlights of working with this organization is the opportunity to compete with my peers both at Hendrick Motorsports and within the Hendrick Automotive Group in the annual Randy Dorton Engine Builder Showdown.

Kevin Moler


This summer, I’m learning that sometimes it’s a good thing to be a fish out of water, so to speak. It gives you an opportunity to learn, and that’s really what I’ve spent the first part of my summer doing. This year has been such a fun time, juggling school while running in the late model ranks and the K&N Pro Series East. But it’s been worth it. We won our first K&N Pro Series East event in late May at Iowa Speedway – that was definitely a big confidence booster for me.

Chase Elliott

Hendrick Motorsports driver
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