Hendrick Motorsports

What is now Hendrick Motorsports was founded prior to the 1984 season by Rick Hendrick, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based car dealership owner who currently operates a network of dealerships called Hendrick Auto Group.

The team was formed along with longtime crew chief and car builder Harry Hyde, NHRA and NASCAR team owner Raymond Beadle, and music entrepreneur C.K.

Spurlock as All-Star Racing. The team, called Hendrick Motorsports by 1985, expanded to two full-time cars in 1986, three in 1987, and four in 2002.

HMS was one of the first teams in NASCAR to be successful operating multiple entries, based off the model used at the Hendrick dealerships. The team has also been credited for innovations in engine construction and pit crew training.

See also:

John Force

 1990 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1991 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1993 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1994 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1995 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1996 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1997 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1998 NHRA Funny Car Champion   1999 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2000 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2001 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2002 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2003 NHRA Champion Owner (Tony Pedregon, Funny Car)   2004 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2006 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2009 NHRA Champion Owner (Robert Hight, Funny Car)   2010 NHRA Funny Car Champion   2013 NHRA Funny Car Champion .

(Source: Wikipedia)