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Ricky Hendrick was born on April 2, 1980 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. He was the son of NASCAR driver Rick Hendrick and the grandson of John Hendrick. He began racing at the age of 15 and won the NASCAR Late Model Stock Car championship in 1997. In 1998, Hendrick began racing in the NASCAR Busch Series, and in 1999, he won the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year award. He also won the Busch Series championship in 2003. In 2004, Hendrick began racing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, and in 2005, he won the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year award. He also won the Nextel Cup Series championship in 2006. Hendrick was tragically killed in a plane crash on October 24, 2004, at the age of 24. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son. At the time of his death, Hendrick had amassed a net worth of approximately $20 million. He earned his wealth through his successful racing career and his ownership of several NASCAR teams.

Popular As Joseph Riddick Hendrick IV
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Age 24 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 2 April, 1980
Birthday 2 April
Birthplace Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Date of death October 24, 2004
Died Place Bull Mountain (near Martinsville), Virginia, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Children Josephine Riddick Hendrick

Ricky Hendrick Net Worth

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After Hendrick died, his fiancée Emily Maynard learned that she was pregnant. Maynard gave birth to their daughter, Josephine Riddick "Ricki" Hendrick, on June 29, 2005, naming the girl after her late fiancé.


On October 24, 2004, around 12:30 p.m. EDT, Hendrick died in a plane crash near Martinsville, Virginia, killing him and nine others. The plane, on its way to the Martinsville Speedway for the Subway 500, crashed on Bull Mountain due to pilot error in heavy fog.


In 2002, he moved to the Busch Series with crew chief Lance McGrew driving the No. 5 GMAC Financial Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Hendrick suffered an accident in the third race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that resulted in a broken shoulder. He required surgery and missed 3 months of racing before he returned in May and finished 15th at Richmond. Hendrick decided to retire from driving in October of the same year. He continued to be employed by Hendrick Motorsports, as the owner of two teams: Brian Vickers in the Nextel Cup Series and Kyle Busch in the Busch Series. Hendrick also founded a motorcycle dealership in Pineville, North Carolina, named Ricky Hendrick's Performance Honda.


In 2001, he started to compete in all the Truck races. He recorded his first NASCAR career win at Kansas Speedway on July 7, becoming the youngest rookie to win a race. Hendrick was also able to accomplish 19 top ten finishes, the most by a rookie at that time. However, at the end of the season, he finished second in the Rookie of the Year Standings, with Travis Kvapil winning the award.


Hendrick continued to run the series in 2000, with the addition of competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series piloting the No. 17 GMAC/Quaker State Chevrolet Silverado. While running races in the No. 24 Busch Series car, he was involved in multiple accidents and suffered from concussions.


Hendrick began his career in auto racing at the age of 15 by racing in the Legends Series Summer Shootout. In 1998, he received his first win on May 23, and earned his first pole position on July 18. One year later, he entered the NASCAR Busch Series at Myrtle Beach Speedway, where he qualified fifth and finished 20th.


Joseph Riddick "Ricky" Hendrick IV (April 2, 1980 – October 24, 2004) was an American stock car racing driver and partial owner at Hendrick Motorsports, a NASCAR team that his father Rick Hendrick founded. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 2, 1980, and began his career in racing at the age of fifteen. He competed in both the Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series before his death from an airplane accident on October 24, 2004. He was killed with seven other family members and friends during the accident.