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#24 Hendrick Motorsports Team News

Team Info

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Hendrick Motorsports
William Byron

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Liberty University
Axalta Coating Systems
Axalta Racing
UniFirst
Hertz

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
Valvoline
Team Valvoline
Siemens
Ricoh

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Team Hendrick – Twitter
Hendrick Motorsports – Facebook
Hendrick Motorsports – YouTube
William Byron – Twitter
William Byron – Facebook
William Byron – Instagram
William Byron – YouTube

STATISTICS
William Byron – Racing-Reference.info

MORE INFO
2019 #24 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery

2019 sponsor schedule:
1) Daytona: Axalta
2) Atlanta: Liberty University
3) Las Vegas: Hertz
4) ISM Raceway: Axalta
5) Auto Club: Axalta
6) Martinsville: Axalta
7) Texas: Axalta
8) Bristol: Axalta
9) Richmond: Liberty University
10) Talladega: Hertz
11) Dover: Axalta
12) Kansas: Uni First
Charlotte (All-Star): Hendrick Autoguard
13) Charlotte: Liberty University
14) Pocono: Hendrick Autoguard
15) Michigan: Hendrick Autoguard
16) Sonoma: Hertz
17) Chicagoland: Liberty University
18) Daytona: Axalta
19) Kentucky: Axalta
20) New Hampshire: Liberty University
21) Pocono: Liberty University
22) Watkins Glen:
23) Michigan: Liberty University
24) Bristol: Liberty University
25) Darlington:
26) Indianapolis: Liberty University
27) Las Vegas: Liberty University
28) Richmond: Liberty University
29) Charlotte:
30) Dover: Axalta
31) Talladega: Axalta
32) Kansas:
33) Martinsville: Liberty University
34) Texas: Axalta
35) ISM Raceway: Hertz
36) Homestead-Miami: Axalta

Contact Status: Driver: 2019; Sponsors: Axalta 2022; Liberty University 2018; UniFirst 2023; Hertz 2019

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Jeff Gordon comments on possible ownership of Hendrick Motorsports: At some point, Jeff Gordon could be introduced as the owner of Hendrick Motorsports. If that moment comes, the four-time Cup champion said he would be “truly honored” to take the reign from the team’s founder, Rick Hendrick.[More](1-28-2019)

Rick Hendrick says Jeff Gordon in line to take over Hendrick Motorsports: Until his death in a 2004 plane crash, Ricky Hendrick was poised to take over at HMS. Nowadays, Hendrick is grooming 47-year-old Jeff Gordon-a four-time Cup champion and 93-time winner-as his successor. “That’s the way we’re going,” Hendrick said. “Whenever I finally step away, it’ll be Jeff Gordon in my place.”[More](12-13-2018)

Byron earns NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year: William Byron is the NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year. In the penultimate race of the year, the driver of the No. 24 Hertz Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 locked up the title with a ninth-place finish – his fourth top-10 of the year.[More](11-11-2018)

Jimmie Johnson getting a new crew chief in 2019: Hendrick Motorsports has named new crew chiefs for the organization’s Nos. 24 and 48 NASCAR Cup Series teams, effective at the conclusion of the 2018 racing season. The assignments represent new roles for veterans Chad Knaus and Darian Grubb, along with the return to Hendrick Motorsports of Kevin Meendering. The responsibilities for 2019 include: Knaus will become crew chief for William Byron and the No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team with its respective personnel. He currently leads the No. 48 team of Jimmie Johnson. Meendering will become crew chief for Johnson and the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team with its respective personnel. He is currently crew chief of NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contender Elliott Sadler. Grubb will be promoted to technical director, an executive leadership role supporting Hendrick Motorsports’ engineering and vehicle development resources. He is currently crew chief of the No. 24 team with Byron.[More](10-10-2018)

Hendrick Autoguard on the No. 24 at Dover and Texas: Hendrick Autoguard is a premier extended, prepaid service agreement program available to Hendrick Automotive Group customers, which includes additional individualized maintenance products like Mechanical Repair Contract, Flexible Maintenance, Tire & Wheel Protection, Paint & Fabric Protection and others. [More](10-3-2018)

Special Axalta scheme for Byron at Pocono: This weekend at Pocono Raceway, Axalta returns as the primary partner of the #24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, but with a special new scheme. The #24 Axalta/Imron Chevy is reminiscent of the #9 Axalta Chevrolet that William Byron drove in the NASCAR Xfinity Series last year, with a gray base and neon yellow accents. [More](7-25-2018)

Byron to pilot throwback rainbow ride at Darlington: When the Southern 500 rolls around this September, fans certainly won’t have a hard time picking William Byron’s paint scheme from the bunch. The rookie will pilot a throwback No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 paying homage to one of the most famous No. 24 paint schemes of all time – Jeff Gordon’s iconic rainbow-colored ride from the 1990s.[More](5-18-2018)

Hertz joins Hendrick Motorsports as primary sponsor of William Byron: The Hertz Corporation, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental companies, has joined 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports as a primary sponsor of leading rookie of the year contender William Byron and his iconic No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team beginning in 2018. As part of the two-year agreement, Hertz will be primary sponsor of the No. 24 team in four points-paying Cup Series races in both 2018 and 2019 and an associate-level partner in all other events. Additionally, Hertz will sponsor Byron in the non-points 2018 NASCAR All-Star Race weekend events at the driver’s hometown track of Charlotte Motor Speedway. [More](5-16-2018)

Axalta, Hendrick extend partnership: Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, and 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will take one of the most enduring sponsorships in NASCAR through 2022. Beginning in 2018 and throughout the new 2019-2022 agreement, Axalta will be featured as a 25-race primary sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports’ Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 teams competing in the Cup Series. Over the next two years, Axalta will be a primary sponsor of Hendrick Motorsports drivers Alex Bowman (15 races in 2018 and 12 races in 2019) and William Byron (10 races in 2018 and 13 races in 2019). Schedules for the 2020-2022 seasons will be announced at a later date.[More](3-23-2018)

New look for Byron’s Liberty University Chevy: The No. 24 Liberty University paint scheme has been updated since its debut at Atlanta, with the number color changing from red to white in order to increase visibility.[More](3-21-2018)

Step up in class has been an eye-opener for William Byron: To call William Byron’s initiation into the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series a baptism by fire wouldn’t be giving enough credit to the fire. To say the least, the 20-year-old Liberty University sophomore has had a rough debut in his first three races at NASCAR’s highest level, but not for a lack of grit or effort.[More](3-7-2018)

Drivers council gets new members: Reigning Cup champion Martin Truex Jr. and youngsters Ty Dillon and William Byron are the newest members of the Drivers Council, NBC Sports has confirmed. They replace Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Chase Elliott.[More](2-15-2018)

Byron suddenly a familiar face as he readies for Daytona 500 debut: William Byron’s face brightened and he laughed a bit talking about his new high-definition reality as a member of the championship Hendrick Motorsports team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 20-year old rookie got his first taste of stardom earlier this week and said he was a little taken aback when he unexpectedly got “recognized” having dinner at an Outback Steakhouse near Daytona International Speedway.[More](2-14-2018)


Martin holds record for wins in a season for the #5 car: Mark Martin made 2009 the most successful season ever [in term of wins] for the #5 car in terms of wins, Martin won five races in 2009, the most ever by the #5 car. The car #5 has won a total of 39 races in 1277 starts. Below are the top four seasons for wins by the #5 car.
Year, Driver, Wins
2009, Mark Martin, 5
1995, Terry Labonte, 3
1994, Terry Labonte, 3
1984, Geoff Bodine. 3
Most Wins in car #5: Terry Labonte with 12
BUT Terry Labonte won the 1996 Sprint Cup Championship running the #5 car, winning 2 races.(ESPN and Racing Reference)(11-27-2009)

Drivers who have won with the #5 at Hendrick Motorsports [1984-current]:
Terry Labonte 12 (1996 champ)
Geoff Bodine, 7
Kasey Kahne, 6
Martin Martin, 5
Ricky Rudd, 4
Kyle Busch, 4
38 wins for the #5 under Hendrick Motorsports ownership and 7 by other drivers with different owners for 44 wins by the car #5.
Wins by other drivers with other drivers running the #5.
Cotton Owens, 3
Neil Bonnett, 2
Morgan Shepherd, 1
Bobby Johns, 1
(11-18-2017)