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Hendrick Motorsports Shakeup: NASCAR Fans’ Reactions

Rick Hendrick made changes to his organization that may be the biggest shakeup in NASCAR history. After a dismal year for anyone at HMS not driving the No. 48, Hendrick knew changes needed to be made. Hendrick took Jeff Gordon's ex crew chief Steve Letarte and switched him to Dale Earnhardt's crew chief while Gordon received Alan Gustafson, who left Mark Martin's stall. Therefore, Lance McGrew—who was Earnhardt's crew chief—was sent to Mark Martin. Hendrick also decided to swap Earnhardt and Gordon to different shops. Earnhardt is now shopped with the No. 48 now known as the 48/88 shop, and Gordon is now in shop with Martin, known as the 5/24 shop. These changes are hoped to spark Gordon's and Earnhardt's careers to what they u...

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