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NASCAR: Rick Hendrick’s Science Experiment Looks To Be Working

Rick Hendrick orchestrated a radical change when he moved three of his four drivers to new teams, but the chemistry looks to be having a positive effect. At the end of the 2010 season, only one team was consistently strong. It was Jimmie Johnson's No. 48 team led by crew chief, Chad Knaus, and they won their fifth consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup title. Now Dale Earnhardt Jr. resides with the champion in the 48/88 shop at Hendrick Motorsports. The Aaron's 499 at Talladega was won by Johnson, but he couldn't have done it alone. He and Earnhardt Jr. ran in tandem throughout the race, and it was the driver of the No. 88 that did the pushing right across the finish line. Junior felt the two were faster if Johnson was in front. It was a decision th...

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