2017 Randy Dorton
Engine Builder Showdown Team
Teamwork is fuel. It's a motto for Hendrick Motorsports and a reminder that success comes from everyone working together. That is never more apparent than at the annual Randy Dorton Hendrick Engine Builder Showdown. The event pairs 12 Hendrick Certified Master Technicians from Hendrick Automotive Group with 12 Hendrick Motorsports engine department team members. It's a chance for team members from both sides of the company to come together for a common goal. "That, I think, is the thing I didn’t realize how special that was going to be," Hendrick Motorsports Owner Rick Hendrick said. "Because once they work together they create a bond so they stay in touch with each other."
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Hendrick Automotive Group headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., was founded in 1976 by Rick Hendrick. Hendrick serves as Chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group, Hendrick Companies LLC, and Hendrick Motorsports. The company is ranked by Automotive News as the sixth-largest mega-dealer operation in the nation, based on 2015 sales. In 2015, retail vehicle sales were in excess of 198,000. The company employs more than 10,000 people.
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned a record 12 car owner championships in NASCAR’s premier division. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit with drivers Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.