Owner Hendrick primed to take home sixth title

Updated: November 16, 2006, 6:03 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | Special to ESPN.com

If things break the right way this weekend, Rick Hendrick will win his sixth championship at NASCAR's highest level. For Jeff Gordon, it will be his fifth title, even if it does come with an asterisk.

No, Gordon won't be winning the Nextel Cup championship this year -- at least not as a driver. But since he's technically listed as the owner of teammate Jimmie Johnson's car, he'll have a share of the championship just the same.

Gordon played a role in Hendrick hiring ...

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