Longtime Hendrick Executive Jeff Turner named General Manager Of Hendrick Motorsports Jeff Turner, who has served in a variety of roles for the automotive and racing operations of the Hendrick family, today was named General Manager of Hendrick...
Longtime Hendrick Executive Jeff Turner named General Manager Of Hendrick Motorsports
Jeff Turner, who has served in a variety of roles for the automotive and racing operations of the Hendrick family, today was named General Manager of Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) and will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization which fields four Winston Cup Cars and two entries in the Busch Grand National Series.
"I can't think of anyone more capable of assuming these duties than Jeff," said Rick Hendrick, Owner and CEO of Hendrick Motorsports. "Jeff has been with our racing and automotive operations since 1984 and for the past four years, he has played a key role in the management of Hendrick Motorsports in his position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer."
Turner, 43, will report to President John Hendrick and to Rick Hendrick. A graduate in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Turner joined Hendrick in 1984 after five years with Price Waterhouse as a Senior Tax Consultant. He served as Tax Director of Rick Hendrick's dealership and racing operations from 1984 until 1986. From 1986 until 1990, he was Vice President and Controller of the automotive group, then known as JRH Incorporated.
The company is now known as Hendrick Automotive Group and is one of the nation's largest automotive dealership organizations with revenues of more than $2.3 billion per year. Since it was formed in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has won five Winston Cup Championships and three Craftsman Truck Series Titles.
From 1990 until 1992, Turner was Vice President and General Manager of Hendrick Sportswear and Motorsports Traditions, both companies were involved in the manufacturing, distribution and licensing of apparel, souvenirs, and novelty items in racing and for the Charlotte Hornets. He returned to the automotive group in 1993 as Vice President and CFO of JL Hendrick Management Corporation, a company owned by John Hendrick, which is involved in the ownership and operation of automobile dealerships.
From 1998 until the current promotion, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hendrick Motorsports during a period of unprecedented growth.
"I feel honored to be given the opportunity to take on the challenges of helping run one of the world's most successful racing operations," said Turner. "We have a tremendous group of people here who are responsible for our success and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them."
As Vice President and CFO of Hendrick Motorsports, Turner has focused on finances, marketing and has played a key role as an advisor to John and Rick Hendrick.
Hendrick Motorsports fields the #5 Kellogg's Chevrolet driven by Terry Labonte, the #24 DuPont Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon, the #25 UAW-Delphi Chevrolet driven by Jerry Nadeau and the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson in the Winston Cup Series. In the Busch Grand National Series, Ricky Hendrick, son of Rick Hendrick, drives the #5 GMAC/CarQuest Chevrolet and Jack Sprague drives the #24 NetZero Chevrolet. Other Hendrick sponsors include Pepsi, Fritos, Quaker State, Delphi Automotive Systems, HAAS and EDS.
The Hendrick Motorsports operation is based in Charlotte, NC and employs 350 people in a 400,000 square foot facility that covers over 60 acres.