CONCORD, N.C. -- The second era of the No. 5 team has begun.
Over the holidays, the iconic team number was hung up at Hendrick Motorsports' campus in Concord, North Carolina. On Oct. 28, the organization announced it signed Kyle Larson to pilot the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for the 2021 season.
As a result, Alex Bowman will take over driving the No. 48 Ally Chevrolet and bring the No. 88 team with him.
“The ‘5’ is special to me. It’s the original,” team owner Rick Hendrick said after Larson's signing. “I view it as Hendrick Motorsports’ flagship team in a lot of ways. To bring the car back to the racetrack is meaningful for my family and for many of our team members and fans. We plan to build on its winning history with Kyle and (crew chief) Cliff (Daniels).”
To check out the No. 5's grand arrival at Hendrick Motorsports, check out the timelapsed videos below.