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February 01, 2015,

Hendrick Motorsports
The history of Hendrick Motorsports and full crews for Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Engine builder: Hendrick Motorsports
Debut season: 1984
Owner standings

Originally founded as All-Star Racing in 1984, Rick Hendrick started Hendrick Motorsports after finding success with a championship drag boat team. Geoffrey Bodine piloted the first entry in 1984, giving the team its first win and pole. Tim Richmond joined as the team expanded to two entries in 1986, taking seven trips to Victory Lane that year. Hendrick would see yet another expansion in 1987, when a third car was added.

The team holds a record of 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships: One from Terry Labonte, four from Jeff Gordon and six won by Jimmie Johnson. Hendrick Motorsports also holds the record for owner's championships with 14 titles across the three national series. in 2004, Hendrick Motorsports became the only NASCAR premier series team with four full-time drivers.

Hendrick Motorsports is based in Concord, North Carolina, where more than 500 employees work in a 430,000-square-foot facility. Visit the team's web site here.

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Kasey Kahne

Enumclaw, Wash.

Primary team members:
Crew chief: Kenny Francis | Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Car chief: Todd Devnich | Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Spotter: Kevin Hamlin | Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.
Engineer: Chris Spaulding | Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Engine tuner: Tony Bove | Hometown: Burlington, Vt.
Engineer: Lee Deese | Hometown: Rockingham, N.C.
Tire specialist: Keith Eads | Hometown: Arlington, Va.

Over-the-wall crew members:
Front-tire changer: Austin Dickey | Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
Front-tire carrier: Michael Oxendine | Hometown: Lumberton, N.C.
Rear-tire changer: Kip Wolfmeier | Hometown: Kingdom City, Mo.
Rear tire-carrier: Ben Fischbeck | Hometown: Waynesville, Mo.
Jackman: Trey Burklin | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Gas man: Chris Fasulka | Hometown: Wilkes-Barre, Penn.

Road crew members:
Mechanic: Charley McDonell | Hometown: Cottonwood, Calif.
Driver comfort: John Oehler | Hometown: Mooresville, N.C.
Shock engineer: Dave Paronto | Hometown: Woodsville, N.H.
Mechanic: Gene Pasquale | Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
Truck driver: Dave Radney | Hometown: Canton, Penn.
Team manager: Brian Whitesell | Hometown: Stuarts Draft, Va.


Jeff Gordon

Pittsboro, Ind.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Alan Gustafson | Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
Car Chief: Josh Kirk | Hometown: Chambersburg, Penn.
Race Engineer: Tom Gray | Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
Engineer: Tom Stewart | Hometown: Hampton, VA
Shock Specialist: Chris Golder | Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
Engine Tuner: Jason Ingle | Hometown: Hamilton, Ala.
Spotter: Eddie D’Hondt | Hometown: Levittown, NY

Over the wall crew
Front-Tire Changer: Scott Brzozowski | Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Rear-Tire Changer: Chad Avrit | Hometown: El Centro, CA.
Gas Man: Travis Gordon | Hometown: Richfield, N.C.
Pit Crew Coach: Chris Burkey | Hometown: Greeneville, TN
Front-Tire Carrier: Dion Williams | Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Rear-Tire Carrier: Gene Cornwell | Hometown: Rock Hill, S.C.
Jack Man: Bailey Walker | Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Road crew members:
Mechanic: Dwayne Doucette | Hometown: Lee, NH
Mechanic: Lee Dodson | Hometown: Courtland, VA
Hauler Driver: Dean Mozingo | Hometown: Highpoint, N.C.
Hauler Driver: Heath Edler | Hometown: Williamsport, PA
Tire Specialist: Jon Desrocher | Hometown: Peru, NY
Interior: Jordan Allen | Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio

Jimmie Johnson

El Cajon, Calif.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Chad Knaus | Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
Car Chief: Ron Malec | Franklin, Wisc.
Engineer: Richard Boswell | Hometown: Friendship, Md.
Spotter: Earl Barban | Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Engine tuner: John Boydston | Hometown: Oswego, NY
Tire specialist: Kyle Collins | Hometown: Trenton, NJ
Engineer: David Elenz | Hometown: Gaylord, Mich.
Shock specialist: Mike Ellershaw | Hometown: Levittown, PA

Over-the-wall crew:
Front Tire Carrier: RJ Barnette | Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Tire Carrier: Ryan Patton | Hometown: Delphos, Ohio
Rear tire changer: Calvin Teague | Hometown: Taylorsville, N.C.
Backup Rear Tire Carrier: Matt Tyrrell | Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Front Tire Changer: Camron Waugh | Hometown: Billings, Mont.
Backup Tire Changer: David Mayo | Hometown: Byron, Ga.
Jackman: Andrew Childers | Hometown: Paducah, Ky.
Fueler:  Brandon Harder | Oak Harbor, Ohio
Back Jack Man: TJ Ford | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Mechanic: Austin Konetski | Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
Backup Tire Changer: Chris Letourneau | Hometown: Freedom, ME

Road crew members:
Mechanic: Ben Stachowicz | Hometown: Hartland, Mich.
Truck Driver: Kyle Bazzell | Hometown: Fairbury, Ill.
Interior: Zack Miller | Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Pit Crew Coach: Gerg Morin | Hometown: Waltham, Mass.
Pit Crew Coach: Lance Munksgard | Hometown: Warren, Pa.
Truck Driver: Chad Kohn | Decatur, Ill.
Pit Support: Randy Bradshaw | Charlotte, N.C.
Pit Crew Coach: Chris Krieg | Hometown: Colebrook, Ohio


Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kannapolis, N.C.

Primary team members:
Crew Chief: Steve Letarte | Hometown: Cornish, ME
Car Chief: Jason Burdett | Hometown: Arkport, N.Y.
Race Engineer: Damien Dickson | Mobile, Ala.
Spotter: TJ Majors | Hometown: Elwood City, Pa.
Engineer: Kevin Meendering | Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Engine tuner: Jay Nolan | Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Over-the-wall crew members:
Front Tire Carrier: Kevin Harris | Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
Jack Man: Nick Covey | Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
Rear tire changer: Joe Slingerland | Hometown: Inverness, Fla.
Fueler: Matt Tyrrell | Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Rear tire carrier: Matt Ver Meer | Hometown: Montezuma, Iowa
Front tire changer: Clay Robinson | Hometown: Sun Valley, Calif.
Backup tire changer: Chris Letourneau | Hometown: Freedom, Maine
Backup fueler: Dustin Lineback | Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
Backup tire carrier: Weston Lovejoy | Hometown: Landcaster, Calif.

Road crew members:
Truck Driver: Scott Denton | Hometown: Gastonia, N.C.
Mechanic: Bryan Horseman | Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
Mechanic: Tyler Jones | Hometown: South Royalton, Vt.
Mechanic: Adam Jordan | Hometown: Harrisonburg, Va.
Pit crew coach: Chris Krieg | Hometown: Colebrook, Ohio
Tire specialist: Rob Lopes, Jr. | Hometown: Carney’s Point, N.J.
Pit crew coach: Greg Morin | Hometown: Waltham, Mass.
Pit crew coach: Lance Munksgard | Hometown: Warren, Pa.
Truck driver: Andy Quillan | Hometown: Ionia, Mich.
Shock specialist: Jason Seitzinger | Hometown: Shartlesville, Pa.