__2023__ 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. One of the nation’s largest automotive retail groups in the United States, Hendrick Automotive Group generated $9 billion in revenue in 2017 after selling more than 200,000 vehicles and servicing 2.6 million cars and trucks. Hendrick leads the organization, which employs more than 10,000 people, as its chairman.
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned a record 14 car owner championships in NASCAR’s premier division. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit with drivers Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, William Byron and Alex Bowman.