Rick Hendrick's love of racing has played out on NASCAR tracks. Photo: MATTHEW T. THACKER / NKP
The movie "Days of Thunder," starring Tom Cruise (left), was roughly based on the NASCAR history of Hendrick (right). Photo: MATTHEW T. THACKER / NKP
The Rick Hendrick Heritage Center is a private collection of memorabilia related to his family and history. Photo: MATTHEW T. THACKER / NKP
Drivers Chad Knaus, left, and Jimmie Johnson, right, present Hendrick with a 200th win helmet at Darlington, S.C., in 2012. Photo: BRIAN CZOBAT / autostock
Rick Hendrick, driver Tim Richmond and crew chief Harry Hyde celebrate after Richmond won at the Pocono Raceway in 1987.
Hendrick was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2017. Photo: RUSTY JARRETT / NKP