HENDRICK’S NIECE RECEIVED LIVER TRANSPLANT, IS IN STABLE CONDITION

During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said that his 29-year-old niece, Alesha Gainey, received a liver transplant on Sunday. She is not conscious, but is in stable condition, and all signs point toward recovery. Hendrick left Florida before the championship-deciding Ford 400 to support Gainey and her family while she awaited an emergency liver transplant at a North Carolina hospital. Gainey is the daughter of the late John Hendrick, Rick's b ...

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RICK HENDRICK NOT AT HOMESTEAD

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) ...

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