MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Four-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Greg Anderson will fly the colors of HendrickCars.com this weekend when the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series visits zMAX Dragway for the NGK NTK Four-Wide Nationals.
The HendrickCars.com graphics on Anderson’s Chevrolet will pay homage to Ricky Hendrick, and the blue and white design is similar to what Hendrick campaigned in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the Xfinity Series. The son of Rick and Linda Hendrick, Ricky Hendrick lost his life in a plane crash on Oct. 24, 2004, alongside seven friends and family members.
“Our Chevy will have a very special look, one that is meaningful to the Hendrick family, and we don’t take the honor lightly,” said Anderson, who will join Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR driver Kyle Larson in wearing Ricky Hendrick’s race colors in competition with the HendrickCars.com design.
“I really, really want to do a good job, not just for KB Racing, but for Rick Hendrick and their family,” Anderson continued. “I’m counting down the days until we get to zMAX Dragway and I get to drive this HendrickCars.comChevrolet Camaro down that dragstrip.”
Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick is at the helm of Charlotte-based Hendrick Motorsports as well as Hendrick Automotive Group, which includes nearly 100 locations across 13 states and has thousands of vehicles for sale. The cars can be viewed online at HendrickCars.com.
Anderson has two wins in three races and has been No. 1 qualifier at each event so far this year, and he expects to continue the trend at the race track that he considers home. Anderson, originally from Duluth, Minn., took up residence in the heart of North Carolina’s NASCAR country in 2002, when he moved south to start KB Racing with team owner Ken Black in Mooresville, N.C.
“We’re surrounded by folks from the round-track world down here, and you end up crossing paths, getting to know them, and becoming friends. That’s one of the neat things about living here,” said Anderson.
“You meet a lot of great people with common interests, and Rick Hendrick is certainly one of them. We’re grateful that he’s offered to come on board for the race at zMAX Dragway and allow us to run our car with this beautiful look. It’s just so special to be able to honor Ricky, and the best way to do that will be to put that HendrickCars.com Chevy Camaro in the winner’s circle.”