There is something starting to stand out at Hendrick Motorsports this season. And it has nothing to do with their performance on the track or how many races they win or not, no.

It’s about being dynamic as a team, courageous and more willing to participate in races outside the Cup Series.


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This season has seen HMS announce a bunch of races in which they will field their own car to compete in the Xfinity Series. But that raises a question: since HMS already has an association with JR Motorsports, why didn’t they field their driver in a JRM car?

The answer is quite simple.

It’s just because JRM has already sold its fifth car, so HMS using this avenue was no longer a possibility. So they lined up their own car. However, Rick Hendrick’s team wants to be prepared next time.

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Because if they want to race in NASCAR’s second tier again, this time they’ll be sure to get a seat with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team.

“JRM had already sold these races for someone else in their fifth car, so we decided to take this initiative and do it ourselves,” Jeff Andrews, president and CEO of HMS, said.

“I don’t know if we will start again. I think that if we had to do it again, we would probably have had a better lead with JRM and secure seats in this fifth car.

Hendrick Motorsports fully supports the interests of its drivers beyond NASCAR


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Jeff Andrews described how “important“It’s up to them as an organization to support the off-road racing and midget racing aspirations of their riders like Kyle Larson and Alex Bowman.

Andrews credited Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon for their roles in allowing these “extracurricular” running activities.

February 16, 2022; Daytona, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Larson (right) qualifies first and NASCAR Cup Series driver Alex Bowman (left) qualifies second for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

” I congratulate [Rick] Hendrick and Jeff [Gordon] for supporting Kyle (Larson) and his initiatives. Obviously, he is one of the most talented sprint car drivers around. Alex obviously always had an interest in his midget programs and different things,” he said.


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“It’s a good experience for them. It builds their confidence, and we are happy to support them whenever they want.