CONCORD, N.C. – Jessica Hook joined the latest installment of "Stacking Pennies" to discuss Hendrick Motorsports’ involvement in Garage 56.
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Hook works as a design engineer at Hendrick Motorsports and has been described as the chief-of-staff for Garage 56. On the podcast hosted by driver Corey LaJoie, Hook discusses how she got involved in the project, all the logistics in getting gear overseas, the team’s driver lineup, expectations for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and her journey to working for a NASCAR team.
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Below is a clip from the podcast and a link where you can listen to the show. Hook joins the show around the 31:00 mark.
Garage 56 was introduced in 2012 and allows for creativity without taking away a spot in the traditional starting grid. Hendrick Motorsports, in collaboration with NASCAR, Chevrolet, IMSA and Goodyear, is fielding the No. 24 entry. Garage 56 entry is a single-entry class of competition for innovative cars – there is no other car in the class.
The driver lineup is composed of a group of highly decorated racers. Formula One champion Jenson Button, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, two-time Le Mans winner Mike Rockenfeller and backup driver/coach Jordan Taylor (a four-time IMSA champion) make up the roster. Hendrick Motorsports vice president of competition and seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus is overseeing the project with former Cup Series crew chief Greg Ives managing the race.
For a complete schedule of events for the Garage 56 team, click here. Tune in to watch the 100th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, starting at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 10, on MotorTrend TV/MotorTrend+.