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Stock Car Scoop: 269 & Counting, Which Hendrick Motorsports Record-Setting Win Stands Out?

The greatest day in motorsports was held on Sunday (May 30), with both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 run on Memorial Day Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. What are Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek’s thoughts on Helio Castroneves winning his fourth Indianapolis crown, then Kyle Larson leading 327 of 400 laps to earn a record-setting 269th NASCAR Cup Series win for Hendrick Motorsports?

Tune in to an extended edition of Stock Car Scoop to reflect on NASCAR’s longest race of the year. Adam and Bryan look back on the HMS run of 269 wins and discuss what this victory means for the hottest organization inside the sport. Plus, where does Helio’s victory rank on the list of recent Indy performances?

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Al Torney

Petty Enterprises won 268 races in 2,817 attempts. HMS did 269 iin 4,3333 attempts. Enough said .
Of course I’ll get the argument that it was as competitive back then which is current bs. It was harder to win back then. They raced street cars converted to race cars. Not purpose built race cars with bulletproof engines and chassis parts.

Bill B

LOL…. Prove to me that it was more competitive back then than now instead of just waving your hand and saying that argument it BS. Why? Because YOU say so?

Al Torney

Supposed to read wasn’t as competitive back then. Damn spellcheck.

janice

no engineered aero cars like now. Sure hendrick did run the lumina. also, how many teams did petty use to get that number of wins? hendrick has been major poster boy for multi teams.

Jo

I don’t really give a rat’s behind about the wins of an organization. What we SHOULD be talking about is how many light years better the Indy 500 was than the Coke 600.

NASCAR fans should get their heads out of their a$$es and start complaining about the on-track racing, not the stages, the points, the playoffs and the usual BS that fills the FS pages. If the “new car” does not do away with the aero-push that gives the leader clear sailing, NASCAR should just drop all its 1.5 mile tracks.

David Edwards

Aero is a factor in every form of professional automobile racing.
Nothing, new car or not will eliminate it.
And when you have a spec car series it is that much more important.

Jo

I understand that “aero” is part of racing, but the lack of ability to pass should not be part of racing. There is more passing on the freeway than at a NASCAR race. The Indy 500 has proven once again that racing can be exciting throughout the pack.

Obviously, the lack of tire wear and the resulting lack of cautions also hurts NASCAR, but when a racing series depends on cautions for any semblance of competition, that series has lost its relevance.

David Russell Edwards

Could the fact that the cars are supposed to be equal have anything to do with it? That each manufacturer is supposed to meet the same CD numbers have anything to do with it?
With composite bodies they shouldn’t be able to “manipulate” the bodies. So that will mean that theoretically only mechanical grip will separate the cars. Of course the way the bodies are hung will matter. Still the possibility exists that the problem will be worse not better.

Echo

Oh, it WILL be worse, count on Nascar. Splitters, spoilers, etc. I can’t find any cars selling on Monday that have those things. I’m trying to figure out why someone that loves Indy car racing so much, spends so much time on a Nascar site. Maybe it’s senility, after all, posting a forty year old picture on a web site can’t be on purpose can it !

Jo

Now you’re hallucinating websites! Funny old man. Take your meds.

Jo

And speaking of websites and this being a “NASCAR site,” here’s something straight from the Frontstretch Welcome page:

“INDYCAR, Formula 1, ARCA and Sports Cars have joined continued NASCAR coverage, the site’s “bread and butter” for a generation as the site spreads its wings. More fans every day realize Frontstretch reaches far beyond the NASCAR Truck, Xfinity and Cup series reporting that has cemented its outstanding reputation.”

If you can’t find it, Echo, maybe your caretaker can show it to you, old man!

DoninAjax

Does anyone believe that NASCAR “inspections” would discover if Hendrick bumper cars had more than 550 horsepower?

Jo

And speaking of websites and this being a “NASCAR site,” here’s something straight from the Frontstretch Welcome page:

“INDYCAR, Formula 1, ARCA and Sports Cars have joined continued NASCAR coverage, the site’s “bread and butter” for a generation as the site spreads its wings. More fans every day realize Frontstretch reaches far beyond the NASCAR Truck, Xfinity and Cup series reporting that has cemented its outstanding reputation.”

If you can’t find it, Echo, maybe your caretaker can show it to you, old man!

Echo

Kyle Larson will get sponsors, companies want customers to see their names. Made a mistake coming here first as Jojo and I caught it. You don’t like Kyle getting more attention than chase, I get it. I have a picture of an eighty year old with white hair and no teeth. I saved it. Smile.

Jo

I’ve never been “Jojo,” loser! I’ve been here tormenting Matt McLaughlin and Amy Henderson and Tom Bowles for many years, just trying to call them on their BS. And unlike you, I actually have all my teeth and a full hear of dark brown hair. I hear you’re just trying to get “little willie” to salute. They have a pill for that, I’ve heard.

As for Kyle Larson, one of my favorite races ever was the Chicago race in 2018 when Kyle F’ing Busch beat Kyle “poor me” Larson.

I guess I just don’t skinny little dudes with no butts. I imagine you’re one of those.

Jo

I also know that you don’t like Bubba getting more attention than your skinny little frankendude Larson for the past year. I know a lot more about you than you can even imagine.

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