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NASCAR: From toilet paper to championships, Rick Hendrick has done it all in racing

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CONCORD, N.C. – Rick Hendrick never saw his first victory as a car owner in NASCAR. Instead of going to Martinsville, Va., to see his new team with driver Geoff Bodine, he and wife Linda went to church.

In 1984 there were no cell phones, so it wasn’t until after the Hendricks got home and heard from his mother Mary Hendrick that Bodine drove the No. 5 All-Star Racing Chevrolet to Victory Lane earlier in the day.

They celebrated by toilet-papering Bodine’s yard.

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