Sunday, February 1, 2015

NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick to be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame

   Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and the Hendrick Automotive Group, is among three new inductees to the National Corvette Museum's Corvette Hall of Fame. 

   Herb Fishel will be inducted in the category of racing; Hendrick in the Enthusiast category; and Russ McLean in the category of GM/Chevrolet. The honor is bestowed by the museum for contributions to the past, present and future of Corvette.

   The 2015 Corvette Hall of Fame recipients will be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame during a ceremony class will be inducted on Friday, Sept. 4, during the museum's 21st anniversary celebration.

   “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be selected for the Corvette Hall of Fame. My love for Corvettes goes back to when I was a teenager, and it was the love for the car that got me into racing and the automobile business," Hendrick said. "To be honored at a place where so many of the Corvette greats are honored - it’s just humbling. I never dreamed that I’d be recognized in such a way.”

   Hendrick owns a large collection of Corvettes that includes many of the first and lasts in models and generations. His most recent addition is the VIN 1 Z06 Stingray Corvette that he paid $1 million for at auction in support of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.