Hendrick team driven by excellence, fear

Updated: May 6, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The 2009 season barely was over when Rick Hendrick pledged on a conference call that his biggest priority was turning around Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Sprint Cup team.

That says all you need to know about why Hendrick Motorsports is NASCAR's top organization.

The owner is never completely satisfied. He approaches each season as if he has to prove himself all over again.

It's called fear.

Forget that Jimmie Johnson won ...

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