CONCORD, N.C. -- National Engineers Week continues at Hendrick Motorsports as the organization honors the men and women who continually work hard to make sure the fastest Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LEs are on the track.
Meet structural design engineer Kendall Decker, who hails from Metro Detroit, Michigan. She made her way south to Clemson, South Carolina, to go to school before signing on as an intern at Richard Childress Racing.
Decker joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2019 and has become instrumental in making sure the designed parts that go inside the Chevrolets can withstand the pressures of stock car racing.
"I knew I wanted to be an engineer but I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do," Decker said. "My dad took me to a NASCAR race in Michigan and from there I was like, 'Ok, I can race! I want to do something like that.'"
One fun fact about Decker is she has an identical twin sister who is an actor and writer in Chicago.
Stay tuned this week as Hendrick Motorsports introduces more engineers who play critical roles across the organization.
Check out more from our National Engineers Week series here:
- National Engineers Week: Meet Jessica Hook
- National Engineers Week: Meet Tyler Hill
- National Engineers Week: Meet Kenneth Jones
- National Engineers Week: Meet Mitch Collins