Hendrick Motorsports has captured three of the season’s first five races, with Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman and William Byron each going to Victory Lane one time. Will the organization continue its dominance this Sunday at Circuit of The Americas? Chase Elliott, the only Hendrick driver yet to win in 2022, took last year’s inaugural Cup Series race at the Austin, Texas road course, so all signs suggest another potentially big weekend could be in store for the organization owned and founded by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rick Hendrick.
“I’m awful proud of the organization and the guys the way they’ve worked together, and we’ve been fortunate,” Hendrick said. “We had a couple of breaks to win one of the races, but I’m proud of them. It’s really hard today with the cars that we have and everything being (more) equal, but I think the talent of our guys … I’m just proud of them. We might hit a streak here and not win one, but I’m really proud of the speed and the way they’re staying up front, and, hopefully, we’ll continue to win more races.”
It seems that at least for now, all four Hendrick teams are working together as a cohesive unit despite the early season dustup between teammates Elliott and Larson. “It’s great to have really awesome teammates,” Byron said after his victory past weekend in Atlanta. “I feel like Kyle, Chase, and Alex are awesome teammates. They’re really good race car drivers, and I feel like we all learn things from each other. As I have spent more time around all of them, I feel like we all have our tendencies and tracks that we like or dislike. It’s cool to learn from each of them. I feel like we continue to strengthen each other because we’re constantly kind of learning from each other, which is good.”