Hendrick goes from ice cold to red hot

Hendrick goes from ice cold to red hot

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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 19: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- After months of wondering when any Hendrick Motorsports car would win again, NASCAR's powerhouse program is on a major roll heading into the Coca-Cola 600.  

Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson broke a 16-race winless drought earlier this month at Darlington Raceway to earn the 200th victory for Hendrick Motorsports, then followed with a win in last week's All-Star race at Charlotte Motorspeedway. Throw in a Sprint Showdown victory by Hendrick driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Saturday night and a win in the Pit Crew Challenge by Johnson's No. 48 team and it's a non-stop party for owner Rick Hendrick.  

The team celebrated with country music superstar Brad Paisley headlining a Hendrick party. Johnson sees no reason the success won't continue in Sunday night's race.
 

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