Hendrick stays home during emergency
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- A family emergency kept team owner Rick Hendrick from celebrating a record-tying ninth Sprint Cup championship for Hendrick Motorsports Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Hendrick's 29-year-old niece Alesha Gainey, the daughter of the late John Hendrick, who was killed in a 2004 plane crash near Martinsville Speedway, had an emergency liver transplant in North Carolina.
Team officials said Monday the surgery went well and she was recovering in intensive care.
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