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Hendrick to be inducted into Infineon's Wall of Fame on Friday

SONOMA, Calif. (April 27, 2010) — Team owner Rick Hendrick will be inducted into the Infineon Raceway Wall of Fame during this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend in Sonoma.

Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, is the most successful team owner in NASCAR history at Infineon Raceway with five Sprint Cup victories, all courtesy of Vallejo native Jeff Gordon. Gordon holds the record for most wins in Sonoma, including a three-peat in 1998-2000. He also visited Victory Lane in 2004 and 2006.

“If it weren’t for Jeff Gordon, our record (at Infineon Raceway) wouldn’t look quite so good,” joked Hendrick. “But we’ve really been fortunate to have some great road racers over the years with guys like Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and, of course, Jeff. All of our people take pride in how we perform on the road courses, and I have to give them the credit for any success we’ve had.  To be inducted in the Wall of Fame is a real honor.”

Hendrick drivers also have posted nine pole positions, including three consecutive poles by Ricky Rudd (1990-92), and 23 top-five finishes in Sonoma. Brian Vickers also earned a victory for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR West Series at Infineon Raceway in 2006.

Hendrick will join Gordon, who was inducted in 2006, on the Wall of Fame, as well as NASCAR drivers Rusty Wallace, Mark Martin and Rudd.  Hendrick will be inducted into the Wall of Fame during a ceremony in the Wine Country Winner’s Circle on Friday, June 18. Race fans are invited to attend.

“Rick Hendrick’s record of success at our track speaks for itself,” said Steve Page, president and general manager of Infineon Raceway.  “But this recognition is also about the extraordinary professional and humanitarian legacy Rick has established in all of his business efforts.  Everyone in our industry has benefited from his contributions and we are proud to add Rick Hendrick’s image to the Infineon Raceway Wall of Fame.”

Visit www.infineonraceway.com/NASCAR  or call 800-870-RACE for more information.