While Hendrick Motorsports split up one of, if not the most dominant crew chief/driver combinations in history with Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson, Richard Childress Racing was doing the exact opposite.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rick Hendrick smiled widely and acknowledged that his team’s one-two–three-four sweep of Daytona 500 pole qualifying is as good an omen as his championship organization could hope for. He loves the historical significance and the present message about their preparation for the season’s biggest race.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson, who had crashed in the past six running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, found a way to win the 2019 version of the season-opening exhibition race—by helping to trigger a wreck that eliminated nearly everyone else.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Paired for the first time with crew chief Chad Knaus, sophomore driver William Byron put his No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the pole for the Feb. 17 Daytona 500 on Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), leading a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top four spots and extending that organization’s dominance in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – On Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was ‘The Big Three and Me’ — with the ‘Me’ being Joey Logano waging vehicular war against the three most prolific winners in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.