Hendrick Motorsports Inks Prospect Developmental Alliance in ASA Announced CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 21, 2004) - Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick today announced the signing of driver Kyle Krisiloff, who will compete under the Hendrick ...
Hendrick Motorsports Inks Prospect
Developmental Alliance in ASA Announced
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 21, 2004) - Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick today announced the signing of driver Kyle Krisiloff, who will compete under the Hendrick banner in 2004 thanks to a developmental alliance that was also unveiled.
Hendrick Motorsports has inked an agreement with Indianapolis-based SS Racing that will allow Krisiloff to compete in 13 American Speed Association (ASA) events in 2004.
"We're extremely excited to see what Kyle is capable of," Hendrick said "Kyle certainly has the opportunity to make an impact on this organization He is tremendously talented in his own right.
"This is an important step toward solidifying the future of Hendrick Motorsports. We looked at a number of different ways to identify and develop young talent, and we've decided that an alliance with other successful organizations at different levels is the most effective direction for us."
A native of Indianapolis, Krisiloff began racing BMX bicycles at age 3, making him the youngest rider in the nation at the 6-and-under level. He was soon introduced to auto racing, winning more than 320 quarter-midget features and nine Grand National championships from 1995 to 1999.
In 2000, Krisiloff won two races and a pair of pole positions in Superkarts USA competition before joining the 2001 SCCA Formula Ford tour, where he won six events and six pole positions in 22 attempts. In 2002, he entered the final six races of the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship season before finishing 10th in the series standings the following year.
Krisiloff, 18, will race full-time in ASA competition with SS Racing beginning on May 29 at Lake Erie (Pa.) Speedway. Driving the No. 06 Chevrolets, he will be a teammate of three-time ASA champion Butch Miller.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2004, Hendrick Motorsports fields fives teams in two different NASCAR divisions with drivers Terry Labonte, Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.
The organization has won nine NASCAR championships in the last decade, including five at the NEXTEL Cup Series level.