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CONCORD, N.C. – This week marks the return of one of the most anticipated events on the Hendrick Motorsports campus.

The 18th annual Randy Dorton Hendrick Engine Builder Showdown pairs some of the best engine builders in the entire country in a two-day competition that begins this Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Named for Dorton, a legendary Hendrick Motorsports engine builder, in 2004, the competition teams 12 Hendrick Automotive Group Master Certified Technicians with 12 Hendrick Motorsports engine department team members to see which duo can build a fuel-injected, 358-cubic-inch Chevrolet NASCAR Cup Series engine in the quickest time with the fewest number of penalties.

With 243 parts to assemble, each and every moment matters if a team wants to secure the perfect build.

This year, once again, the entire competition will be streamed live on with coverage beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

The showdown has continued to grow every year since its inception and has become a tremendous way to recognize excellence and teamwork between Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group

“To all our teammates on both sides, this is what makes our company special,” said Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports owner and Hendrick Automotive Group chairman, during last year’s event. “It’s all about people, and it’s all about working together to make it the best it can be. I am so proud of everyone in the Hendrick organization, both sides of the fence.”

Portions of the event will also be livestreamed on the Facebook pages of Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Motorsports, so stay tuned all week long with the championship build set to take place Thursday, Nov. 21.