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New era officially begins at Hendrick Motorsports’ campus

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

BRISTOL, TN - AUGUST 20: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver William Byron and Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, speak in a press conference during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Blaine Ohigashi/Getty Images)

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It may just be a sign on the side of a building, but it’s also the sign that a new chapter has begun at Hendrick Motorsports.

HMS has changed the signage in multiple locations at its Concord, North Carolina, campus to reflect the numbers that will be on the four cars it will run in 2018.

Gone is the No. 5, which Hendrick fielded in the Cup Series from its inception in 1984 with Geoffrey Bodine until 2017 with Kasey Kahne. Kahne has departed as well, as he’ll drive the No. 95 for Leavine Family Racing.

In its place is the No. 9, which will be driven by Chase Elliott after he spent the last two season driving the No. 24.

The No. 24 will be taken over by rookie William Byron, who is fresh off his Xfinity Series title with JR Motorsports.