In October of 2004 a Hendrick Motorsports plane crashed on its way to a NASCAR race, killing all 10 people aboard.
Hendrick Motorsports identified the dead as: Ricky Hendrick, Rick Hendrick’s son and a retired NASCAR driver; John Hendrick, Rick Hendrick’s brother and president of the organization; Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, John Hendrick’s 22-year-old twin daughters; Joe Jackson, an executive with DuPont, sponsor of Gordon’s car; Jeff Turner, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports; Randy Dorton, the team’s chief engine builder; Scott Lathram, a pilot for NASCAR driver Tony Stewart; and pilots Dick Tracy and Liz Morrison.
Rick Hendrick owned the following teams: Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Terry Labonte and Brian Vickers.
In 2004, Hendrick had been on a season-long celebration of its 20th anniversary in NASCAR’s top series. The organization had won five of the series’ top titles, three truck series titles, and one Busch series crown.
A documentary has been created in honor of Henrickâ€™s 25th anniversary in NASCAR called, â€œTogether: The Hendrick Motorsports Storyâ€ and includes the good and bad the most successful NASCAR team.Â It is a feature length film and should appeal to stock car race fans and those who are not.Â It also looks at the emotional setbacks in Henderickâ€™s life.Â
The film is narrated by Tom Cruise and is scheduled for release on October 31, 2009.