Rick Hendrick will not be on hand to celebrate Jimmie Johnson or Mark Martin’s Sprint Cup title today because of a family emergency. Alesha Gainey, Rick Hendrick’s niece and the daughter of John Hendrick, who was killed in the 2004 plane crash near Martinsville Speedway, is having an emergency liver transplant in North Carolina. She is 29. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hendrick family.
Emergency keeps Rick Hendrick from celebrating win (ESPN)