Hendrick Motorsports: Glance at team history
A plane owned by Hendrick Motorsports, a top-level NASCAR team, crashed Sunday en route to a race in Martinsville, Va. A glance at the Hendrick history:
Employs more than 400 workers at his Charlotte, N.C.-based Motorsports compound, which includes race shops and a 15,000-square-foot museum and team store.
Also owns numerous car dealerships, and was accused in relation to a bribery and kickback scandal involving American Honda Motor Co. Pleaded guilty in 1997 to a single count of mail fraud involving the payment of $20,000 to a Honda executive.
Was fined $250,000, but avoided jail time because he was battling a near-fatal case of leukemia. Was ordered to stay in his Charlotte home, and avoid the car business and his race team for a year.
Days before Christmas 2000, Hendrick was one of 59 people to receive a pardon from President Clinton.
Hendrick team, family killed in crash
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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