Chase Elliott, who won the 2014 Nationwide Series championship in his rookie season with JR Motorsports, is under contract to Hendrick and is expected to move to Cup in 2016. 24 Chevy will open when Gordon retires, but the four-time champion, who just concluded his 22nd season in Cup, posted a Wednesday reference on Twitter that leaving "wasn't on his radar screen."In a Thursday interview on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's NASCAR channel, Hendrick Motorsports general manager Doug Duchardt said the team planned to field a car for Elliott in a handful of Sprint Cup races next season under the guidance of Kenny Francis (who was promoted Wednesday from crew chief of the No. Duchardt didn't speculate further on the future for Elliott.
It's the right place for me, and I'm looking forward to being here for a long time."Said team owner Rick Hendrick: "It's extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey.
I think the world of him both as a driver with championship-level talent and an overall terrific young man.
Our whole organization has a great deal of respect for how hard he works, the professionalism he displays with our partners and the way he carries himself every day.
We're committed to winning races and competing for titles with him for many years to come."Follow Ryan on Twitter @nateryan PHOTOS: Behind the wheel with Kasey Kahne Kasey Kahne (center with towel) and team owner Rick Hendrick (left, white shirt) celebrate with the No.
Kahne became a part of Richard Petty Motorsports at the beginning of 2009 after a merger with his previous team Gillett Evernham Motorsports.
Decorated NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson met his wife Chandra through fellow NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. Well, his wife modeled with her in New York back in the day.
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Forehead kisses are and will always be the sweetest kiss. I know I'm a little all over the place, but that's me too, random.... however I've been told on more than one occasion that there is never a dull moment with me.
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I do believe a kiss can make or break a "relationship" life is too short to not enjoy kissing your significant other.