CONCORD, N.C. — Day three of the NASCAR Media Tour in North Carolina marked one of the tour's most popular stops at Hendrick Motorsports. A familiar face made a pit stop this week to merge football and racing.
“We feel like we fumbled the ball in the closing minutes of the game and we wanna get back to the Super Bowl,” owner Rick Hendrick said.
Hendrick used a football analogy to describe his team's finish to the season last year. Appropriately, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer was at the shop earlier this week to give the Hendrick drivers and teams a pep talk.
“I loved his talk about loyalty, trust, honesty, and those are things that he feels like you have to have,” four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon said. “And I think that holds true in every form of life and sport and competitive nature. You have to have those things to have a quality team.”