#9 Hendrick Motorsports Team News and Links

Hendrick Motorsports
Chase Elliott (2022)
Chase Elliott Foundation

NAPA Auto Parts (26 races)(2020)
NAPA Sponsorship
SunEnergy1 (4 races)
Kelley Blue Book (2 races)(2020)
Mountain Dew (2 races)(2020)
Hooters (2 races)

Team Valvoline

Team Hendrick - Twitter
Hendrick Motorsports - Facebook
Hendrick Motorsports - YouTube
Chase Elliott - Twitter
Chase Elliott - Facebook
Chase Elliott - Instagram
NAPA Know How - Twitter
NAPA Know How - Facebook

Chase Elliott - ESPN
Chase Elliott - Racing-Reference.info

2019 #9 Paint Schemes
2018 #9 Paint Schemes
2017 #24 Paint Schemes
2016 #24 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

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

Contract Status: Driver: 2022; Primary Sponsors: NAPA Auto Parts 2018?; Kelley Blue Book 2020; Mountain Dew/Pepsi 2020; Hooters 2018; SunEnergy1 2018?;

#9 Team / Driver News

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)

Best-selling diecast of 2018: Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports, dominated Lionel Racing's list of best-selling die-cast in 2018. Not only was Elliott's No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet the top seller of the year, his first win die-cast - as well as three more of his cars - also made the company's annual list.[More](1-16-2019)

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)

Chase Elliott upholds family legacy with Most Popular Driver award: Chase Elliott has followed either in his father's footsteps or the path of Dale Earnhardt Jr., depending on how fans view it, as he won the voting for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver award. Earnhardt had won the award for 15 consecutive years through his retirement following the 2017 season. His 15 overall MPD awards is one short of the all-time record - the 16 earned by Chase Elliott's father, Bill.[More](11-29-2018)

Chase Elliott makes a Playoff statement with victory at Kansas: It took 99 races for Chase Elliott to get his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. Ten events later, the scion of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott has three wins, the latest coming at Kansas Speedway in the Sunday's Round of 12 elimination race in the series Playoffs. Elliott took charge in the Hollywood Casino 400 when Kevin Harvick was hit with a pit road speeding penalty on his last green-flag pit stop on Lap 214 of 267. After inheriting the lead when Brad Keselowski came to pit road on Lap 224, Elliott stayed out front the rest of the way.[More](10-21-2018)

#9-Chase Elliott won the Hollywood Casino 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The win is his 3rd win of 2018, 1st win at Kansas and 3rd career win.
#18-Busch finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #20-Jones, #78-Truex, Jr., #2-Keselowski, #12-Blaney, pole winner #22-Logano, #88-Bowman, and #10-Almirola.
#12-Blaney, #2-Keselowski, #42-Larson, and #88-Bowman were eliminated from the Playoffs.
Stage 1 was won by #22-Logano, finished 8th
Stage 2 was won by #4-Harvick. He finished 12th.
Playoff drivers cam through the race relatively unscathed. #4-Harvick had a late penalty for speeding on pit road after leading much of the race. #41-Busch had an uncontrolled tire during a pit stop that put him a lap down.
There were 11 lead changes among 8 drivers and 3 cautions for 17 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 152.713mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Chase Elliott grabs victory at Dover, advances in Monster Energy Cup Playoffs: What looked like a Stewart-Haas Racing victory parade for much of Sunday afternoon ended in a wild overtime scramble, with Chase Elliott taking the checkered flag in the Gander Outdoors 400 at Dover International Speedway. On considerably older tires, Elliott pulled ahead cleared runner-up Denny Hamlin through Turns 1 and 2 after a restart on Lap 403 and powered his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet across the finish line .265 second ahead of Hamlin's Toyota. With the victory-his second of the season and the second of his career-Elliott punched his ticket into the Round of 8 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, extricating himself from the bottom four in the postseason standings.[More](10-7-2018)

#9-Chase Elliott won the Gander Outdoors 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway under an Overtime finish. The win is his 2nd win of 2018 and 2nd of his career.
Elliott stayed out after a caution with 8 laps to go and was able to hang on to the lead through a late race accident and restart. With win locks him into the Round of 8 in the Playoffs.
#11-Hamlin finished 2nd followed by #22-Logano, #20-Jones, #41-Busch, #4-Harvick, #3-Dillon, pole sitter #18-Busch, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #19-Suarez, and #12-Blaney.
#4-Harvick dominated most of the race, winning the first two stages and leading 286 laps, but had to make an extra green flag pit stop late in the race after a valve stem was knocked off during his first stop.
#14-Bowyer wrecked with less than 10 laps remaining and finished 35th.
With less than 4 laps remaining an accident involved #2-Keselowski, #88-Bowman, #12-Blaney and #10-Almirola. Bowman was unable to continue and finished 28th. Keselowski, Almirola and Blaney continued on to the finish. The accident caused a red flag for track cleanup and led to the Overtime finish.
There were 15 lead changes among 8 drivers and 5 cautions for 31 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 122.404mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings(pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Elliott to drive new NAPA Nightvision Chevy at Talladega:Next weekend, Chase Elliott's No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will have a new look. At Talladega Superspeedway, Elliott's ride will feature NAPA Nightvision Lamps. The paint scheme features a gold accent from quarter panel to quarter panel.[More](10-3-2018)

AfterShokz signs Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace as brand ambassadors: AfterShokz, the award-winning headphone brand known for its patented bone conduction technology, announced today the signing of NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace as professional athlete brand ambassadors. Elliott and Wallace are two of the most popular and accomplished young drivers in the sport of NASCAR with fast-growing fan bases.[More](9-28-2018)

Hooters extends sponsorship of Chase Elliott: Hooters has extended its primary sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsports' No. 9 Chevy driven by Chase Elliott, maintaining a deal that the restaurant chain has begun leveraging heavily. The extension is for three seasons (through '21) and it will see a slight uptick in the investment to HMS by Hooters, which will go from two to three primary sponsorships on the No. 9 annually.[More](9-21-2018)

Chase Elliott wins thriller at Watkins Glen to score first Cup victory: History will record that Chase Elliott won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race by a whopping 7.560 seconds over reigning champion Martin Truex Jr. That description, however, doesn't do justice to Elliott's magnificent drive over the final 32 laps of Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen, with Truex hounding him every inch of the way before running out of fuel with two corners left. "Holy cow, I don't know what to say-just so thrilled, so emotional, so much relief," said Elliott, who notched his first win in NASCAR's foremost series in his 99th start, after recording eight second-place finishes. "Working on three years, I hadn't won one.[More](8-5-2018)

Chase Elliott won the Go Bowling at the Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International. The win is the first of his career in his 99th start.
#78-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #18-Busch, #19-Suarez, #20-Jones, #42-Larson, #1-McMurray, #24-Byron, #41-Busch, and #4-Harvick.
Elliott led 50 of the 90 laps, including the final 32. He held off a hard charge by Truex, Jr over the final laps of the race before Truex ran out of gas on the final lap.
Pole sitter #11-Hamlin finished 13th after late pit stop problems.
There were 9 lead changes among 5 drivers and 4 cautions for 11 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 98.928mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Standings
Owners Standings

Mtn Dew and Hendrick Motorsports extend long-standing partnership: Twelve-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports and Mtn Dew have extended their long-standing partnership through 2020. The renewal will see star driver Chase Elliott continue to represent the bold and original Mtn Dew brand. Beginning in 2018 and continuing throughout the two-year extension, Mtn Dew will be a primary sponsor of Elliott and his #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team for four Cup Series races annually. In addition, Mtn Dew, which has supported Elliott since his 2016 rookie of the year season, will be featured as an associate sponsor of the #9 team in all other events.[More](7-11-2018)

Chase Elliott's Darlington throwback honors his cousin: Chase Elliott, along with his father Bill Elliott and uncle Ernie Elliott, unveiled the #9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 throwback paint scheme that will race at Darlington. The scheme pays homage to a car driven by Chase Elliott's late cousin Casey Elliott.[More](7-10-2018)

Special scheme for Elliott at Michigan: When Chase Elliott takes to the track next week at Michigan International Speedway, he'll be behind the wheel of a brand new #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.[More](5-31-2018)

SunEnergy1 on the #9 for Monster Energy Open: For the first time in the 2018 season, SunEnergy1, one of the world's largest privately held solar energy companies, will adorn the hood of the #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. This weekend's NASCAR Cup Series Open race will be the first of four races that SunEnergy1 will serve as the primary sponsor for Chase Elliott.[More](5-17-2018)

Chase Elliott wonders 'what if' following third-place finish: But unlike other victory near-misses - he's had eight career runner-up finishes, including one just last week - Elliott conceded this time he was a victim of circumstance.[More](4-29-2018)

Texas post-race penalties announced: #9-Chase Elliott's team recevied an L1 penalty for a rear window bracket violation. Three crew members were suspended for violation of NASCAR's substance abuse policy.[More](4-11-2018)

Baja Blast on the #9 at Bristol: The fans have spoken and Mountain Dew has listened. This weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Baja Blast will return to the racetrack on Chase Elliott's #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.[More](4-10-2018)

Phoenix post-race penalties announced: Chase Elliott's team received an L1 penalty for a rear suspension violation and lost 25 points. Five Cup teams and two XFINITY teams were penalized for lug nut violations. Two crew members were suspended for violation of the substance abuse policy.[More](3-14-2018)

Best friends Blaney and Wallace proving to be contenders at Daytona: Leading into this season-opening Daytona 500 race week, Ryan Blaney's competitors noted what a good restrictor plate racer the 24-year had already shown himself to be. Thursday night in winning the opening Can-Am Duel on the Daytona International Speedway high banks he made them look smart - and himself look absolutely like a Daytona 500 favorite. He did it by beating a former Daytona 500 winner in his Team Penske teammate Joey Logano and benefitting from a late race push from his best friend, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rookie Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., who finished an impressive third in his Duel debut.[More](2-16-2018)

Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott triumph in Can-Am Duel at Daytona: Ryan Blaney held off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano to win Thursday night's first 150-mile qualifying race in the Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway, but the story of the race was the list of prominent cars that did not survive until the checkered flag. In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on Lap 27 of 60 and held it the rest of the way, beating Kevin Harvick to the finish line by .081 seconds. Erik Jones survived an early spin to run third, followed by Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch.[More](2-15-2018)

NAPA Auto Parts signs two year extension with Hendrick: NAPA AUTO PARTS has grown its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a new agreement that immediately expands its majority sponsorship of driver Chase Elliott and the #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 2018 and extends its support for another two years through the 2020 racing season.[More](2-13-2018)

Elliott takes Chevy Camaro for 1st NASCAR Cup laps at Texas Chase Elliott took the new Chevrolet Camaro for its inaugural NASCAR Cup laps on Tuesday and Martin Truex Jr. climbed into his Toyota for the first time since becoming series champion. Soon-to-be clean-shaven Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola, both with new teams, ran laps at Texas Motor Speedway in their Fords.[More](1-9-2018)

Kelley Blue Book and Hendrick Motorsports extend partnership through 2020: Kelley Blue Book, the most trusted brand for car pricing, research, valuation and selling your car, has extended its relationship with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports with a three-year contract renewal through the 2020 racing season. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Kelley Blue Book will be featured as a two-race primary sponsor and full-season associate sponsor of driver Chase Elliott and his #9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team. [More](1-18-2018)

Doug Douchardt named COO at Chip Ganassi Racing: Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) announced today that long-time racing executive Doug Duchardt has been named Chief Operating Officer of the corporation. Duchardt begins the role effective immediately in preparation for the upcoming 2018 seasons while Max Jones is promoted to Managing Director of the team's NASCAR Operation joining Mike Hull, Managing Director of the team's INDYCAR and IMSA Operations. Additionally, a newly formed Corporate Office will include Team Owner and CEO Chip Ganassi, President Steve Lauletta, COO Duchardt, CFO Chuck Gottschalk and Vice President of Human Resources Rob Wilder. The Corporate Office will oversee all of CGR's racing and commercial activities globally.[More](1-3-2018)

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