HendrickCars.com unveils Tim Richmond-inspired look for Darlington
Although Tim Richmond did not officially sign with Hendrick Motorsports until 1986, he was involved from the very beginning. Rick Hendrick liked his determined style and passion for winning, and tapped Richmond to drive a few races in NASCAR's lower series as the team, then known as All-Star Racing, was starting out in 1984.
After Kyle Larson won in Charlotte last year and helped Hendrick Motorsports secure their record-breaking 269th victory, Hendrick was asked if Larson's driving reminded him of anyone.
"Tim Richmond," Hendrick said. "He'll put a car in places that you don't think it'll go, and having fun and wanting to win, wanting to lead every lap. He just reminds me a lot of Tim."