Nigel Kinrade, courtesy of Hendrick Motorsports
CONCORD, North Carolina — In an effort to strengthen his business as a whole and support the growth of successful new business units, Chairman and CEO Rick Hendrick has appointed four long-serving senior executives to lead key areas within the organization. The new roles and responsibilities are effective immediately.
Hendrick Motorsports President and COO Marshal Carlson, who since 2005 has led the day-to-day operations of the 14-time NASCAR Cup Series champions, has been promoted to president of Hendrick Companies. In the expanded role, he will support all Hendrick-affiliated businesses and initiatives, including Hendrick Motorsports and Hendrick Automotive Group, which is the largest private automobile dealer network in the United States. Carlson will oversee a series of business initiatives such as expanding the organization’s work in contract manufacturing, product innovation and technology investment. He will report to Hendrick.
“You would be hard pressed to find a senior sports executive who has accomplished more in the past 17 years than Marshall,” Hendrick said. “His leadership has translated into extraordinary performances on the racetrack and has completely transformed the way our company does business. He accomplished it all by guiding our people through many changes as our sport and our team evolved. The record speaks for itself. Marshall deserves huge credit, and I’m thrilled to continue working with him as he takes on an even bigger role.
Positioning Hendrick Motorsports for Long-Term Success, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Andrews was elevated to the position of President and CEO. The Fresno, Calif., native will assume day-to-day management of the winningest team in NASCAR Cup Series history and all of its business units, including racing, engine operations, manufacturing, marketing and administration. Andrews will report to Hendrick Motorsports Vice President Jeff Gordon.
“Jeff (Andrews) has been a mainstay of our team for three decades and is one of the most respected people in racing,” Hendrick said. “He is a gifted leader and a fierce competitor. Jeff’s ability to prioritize winning without sacrificing integrity or culture has been a hallmark of his career. He is an integral part of our past, our present and our future, and I couldn’t be more proud to see it carry us forward.
In addition, wayne robbin, chief financial officer of Hendrick Motorsports since 2019, will return to his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hendrick Companies. Robbins, 64, joined Hendrick Companies as chief financial officer in August 2013 after retiring from accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman. His many responsibilities will include strategic financial planning, investment management and oversight of the nonprofit Hendrick Family Foundation. Robbins will work closely with Hendrick, Carlson and Greg Gach, president of Hendrick Automotive Group and vice president and CEO of Hendrick Companies.
Longtime frame Scott Lamp, who joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1999 and served as its chief financial officer from 2005 to 2019, returned to the team in the same role after more than two years working in private equity. It will guide accounting, human resources, information technology, facilities, operational excellence and aviation. Lampe, 50, will report to Andrews.
“Wayne and Scott bring decades of institutional knowledge and brilliant financial minds to their leadership roles,” Carlson said. “Everyone has a reputation for adding long-term value to whatever they’re involved in. On top of that, Wayne and Scott have established exceptional working relationships, both within the organization and in the industries we touch. Their impact on our success cannot be overstated.
Carlson, 49, joined the Hendrick organization in 1996 and has led the day-to-day operations of Hendrick Motorsports since January 2005, initially as general manager before being named president and chief operating officer in July 2010. During his tenure, the team won nine Cup-level championships and 155 point-paying races.
Over the past several years, Carlson has guided Hendrick Motorsports’ investments in technology and other capabilities that support contract manufacturing and product innovation. He notably launched the Hendrick Organization’s successful defense business, which includes specialized work for clients in support of government programs. The Charlotte, North Carolina native holds a degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Andrews, 57, joined Hendrick Motorsports in 1992 and has held a variety of management positions including managing director (since September 2020), vice president of competition and director of engine operations. As Executive Vice President and General Manager, he oversaw all competition-related departments, including powertrain, manufacturing and race operations, and supported the team’s technical relationship with manufacturer Chevrolet. . He has been with Hendrick Motorsports for each of his 14 NASCAR Record Series championships.
“When I look at our entire organization, I see growth everywhere,” Hendrick said. “We are fortunate to have incredibly talented servant leaders who drive the performance of our core businesses. At the same time, they continually look to the future to identify ways to expand opportunities for our teammates and ensure a thriving business. I am as engaged and energetic as I have ever been, and look forward to working with our people as we continue to do more together. From top to bottom, I can’t remember a time when we were healthier than today.