Hendrick Motorsports didn’t fairly have the season they might have anticipated to have, however with William Byron and Kyle Larson on the helm, they did handle to salvage rather a lot. However, The Vice Chairman of Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, felt barely dissatisfied whereas sharing his last tackle their 2023 marketing campaign.
Gordon mentioned, “It’s laborious to not be excited to have two (groups) that went to the Championship 4 and had a shot at profitable the championship. Those two groups carried out at a excessive degree all yr lengthy. The #24 automotive began robust and had just a little little bit of a lull throughout the summer time, however general they only continued to realize momentum.”
Speaking about Larson he famous that the #5 automotive had beforehand achieved nice success and had spectacular seasons, resembling in 2021. Gordon expressed his pleasure and satisfaction in seeing the staff’s journey to compete for a championship at Phoenix, highlighting the way it had a constructive affect on your entire firm.
However, he added, “At the identical time, we got here up quick. That’s additionally a bit disappointing. I really feel like Hendrick Motorsports thrives in these alternatives. I really feel like we executed flawlessly in that Phoenix race, however we simply didn’t have the velocity. We bought beat fairly merely. We might be extremely motivated by means of that have for 2024.”
William Byron and Kyle Larson held it collectively for Hendrick Motorsports this season
If it was not for Byron and Larson making their technique to the championship 4 race, Hendrick Motorsports would have had a very disastrous yr. Their promising driver and the 2020 Cup Series champion Chase Elliott was not even in a position to make it into the playoffs for the primary time in his profession, after lacking out on essential races in the beginning of the yr.
Something comparable occurred with Alex Bowman, who too suffered an damage that rendered him out of the automotive for some time. But in the end it was the efficiency woes that caught up with him and he too like Elliott didn’t make it into the playoffs.
Ultimately, regardless of the combined efficiency throughout the staff, there’s all the time time for a recent begin. Heading into the 2024 season the staff would hope to see all 4 of its vehicles make it into the postseason and problem for the championship 4 as nicely.