CONCORD, N.C. – When it comes to records, Hendrick Motorsports owns a few of them at short-track venues.
Of the organization's 250 victories, 50 of them have come on short tracks, leading all teams. Its 50 poles, 218 top-fives finishes, 369 top-10s, and 20,617 laps are also all-time records.
A fair share of that success has come at Bristol Motor Speedway, where Hendrick Motorsports has 11 wins, 11 pole positions, 57 top-five finishes and 101 top-10s.
Of those 11 victories, five were earned over just a seven-race period between 1995 and 1998.
In 1995, Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte began the streak of success with a season sweep at the 0.533-mile oval.
When the Cup Series returned to Bristol the following season in March 1996, Gordon carried momentum from the season’s previous sweep all the way to Victory Lane.
After starting the day in eighth, the 2019 Hall of Fame inductee led the event for 148 laps, including the final 48, to earn the victory and Hendrick Motorsports a three-peat at the “Last Great Coliseum.”
Over the next four races held at Bristol, Gordon drove his way to Victory Lane twice more, cementing a stretch where the organization earned five wins over a seven-race stretch at Bristol between April 1995 and March 1998.
In that period, Hendrick Motorsports also captured at least one victory at Bristol in four consecutive years.