Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Hendrick Appearance Boosts Owner, Gordon

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Hendrick Appearance Boosts Owner, Gordon

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Rick Hendrick moved very slowly and with a lot of effort, but that did not stop him from shaking hands and chatting with the many well-wishers at Daytona International Speedway yesterday.

The short walk was tiresome, and so was the impromptu news conference, but Hendrick made sure he had a word for everyone who spoke with him. The events made him feel weak, a side effect of the chemotherapy treatments for the leukemia that still lingers in his body.

But after spending the last year serving an in-home prison sentence and a ban from racing, the owner of the NASCAR team that has won the last four Winston Cup championships said he relished his time at the speedway -- despite its ill effects.

"It's good to be back," said Hendrick, who last Saturday at the Hendrick Motorsports team headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., made his first public appearance since his Dec. 31, 1997 sentencing. "I've missed this."

Hendrick's appearance at DIS lasted no longer than an hour, but it was long enough to brighten his top driver's day. …

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