Rick Hendrick discusses success, tragedy and retirement on David Glenn Show

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Rick Hendrick is one of the most successful NASCAR owners in the history of the sport. With 11 Sprint Cup championships and four of the top current drivers in his stable, Hendrick is still at the top of his game.

He’s also dealt with tragedy throughout that has shaped his career, including the death of his son, Ricky, in a 2004 plane crash. Hendrick has continued to thrive since that disaster and, thanks to Jimmie Johnson, has six titles at the premier level since that accident.

But at the tender age of 65, there have been questions about how long he will remain in the sport. Bringing in talent like Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon, Hendrick said, “I never thought I’d see the day that Jeff Gordon would retire and I would continue.”

Here are more of the highlights from Hendrick’s discussion with David Glenn ahead of the Sprint All-Star race this weekend in Charlotte.

 

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