(Charlotte NC)– Congresswoman Sue Myrick was endorsed today by NASCAR leaders Rick Hendrick, Jack Roush, Felix Sabates and Marcus Smith.
Rick Hendrick is the owner of Hendrick Motorsports, which owns several racing teams that include drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick also owns Hendrick Automotive Group, one of the largest car dealerships across the country.
Jack Roush is the founder and CEO of Roush Fenway Racing, based in Concord, NC. Drivers for his team include Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, and Carl Edwards. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Felix Sabates founded SABCO Racing in 1987, which included Kyle Petty as one of his lead drivers. He was also heavily involved in the negotiations that brought the Hornets to Charlotte.
Marcus Smith currently serves as the President and General Manager of Lowes Motor Speedway. He is the son of Bruton Smith, who built the speedway in 1959.