DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team owner Rick Hendrick was one of 25 nominees NASCAR announced is eligible for the Hall of Fame’s fourth induction class, which will be enshrined in early 2013.
This is Hendrick’s fourth year on the ballot, and he is one of 20 to repeat as a nominee. Five finalists will be elected by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel on May 23, which includes the entire Nominating Committee, media members, manufacturer representatives, retired competitors (drivers, owners, crew chiefs) and recognized industry leaders. In addition, a fan vote will be held on NASCAR.com -- click here to vote.
Hendrick Motorsports owns an all-time record 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car owner championship titles – five with Jimmie Johnson, four with Jeff Gordon and one with Terry Labonte.
Hendrick also has 13 total NASCAR national-series car-owner championships, which is also most in NASCAR history. Gordon and Labonte combined to win four consecutive titles from 1995-98. In 2010, Johnson won a record-setting fifth consecutive championship.