Gordon knows some of his fans would rather not see the No. 24 on the car of another Sprint Cup driver. But he believes Chase Elliott will have so much success, his fans eventually will change their minds. So he convinced team owner Rick Hendrick that Elliott, who will replace the four-time Cup champion starting in 2016, should drive a Hendrick car with the No. 24 on the side, Sporting News reports.
After a five-season hiatus, DEWALT will return as a primary sponsor for Kenseth's No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on March 8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, for the first of their six-race primary sponsorship in 2015, mattkenseth.com reports.
With Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon ready to call it quits at the end of the upcoming season, Earnhardt Jr. was asked Thursday about his own eventual retirement. After all, Earnhardt is only three years younger than Gordon, USA Today reports.
Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott's No. 24 Chevy team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, hendrickmotorsports.com reports.