NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick on CBS Sunday Morning

Sports car fans will want to set your DVR’s for CBS’s popular Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood this Sunday, Jan 20th as NASCAR‘s Rick Hendrick talks with CBS news correspondent Lee Cowan as they sneek peek Chevrolet‘s totally redesigned 2014 Corvette Stingray.

Rick Hendrick, team owner of Hendrick Motorsports at CMS May 2011Photo - Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Rick Hendrick, team owner of Hendrick Motorsports at CMS May 2011
Photo – Jerry Markland/Getty Images

“The Corvette was just the ultimate Car,” says Rick Hendrick, team owner of Hendrick Motor Sports “You had the styling, the power, all the girls liked them.” 

Celebrating 60 years of the Corvette, Chevrolet has redesigned the car for 2014, bringing back the legendary Stingray name.  An avid fan of the car, Hendrick has one of the largest private Corvette collections in the world with nearly 150 in his stable. In fact, he said he met his wife, Linda, while driving a Stingray.

“She rode with me in the first Corvette on our first day and it broke down,” Hendrick recalls. “She wasn’t very impressed.”

The two-seat american sports car has survived six decades, including a General Motors‘ bankruptcy.

“It would be such a shame for that car to be missing in America’s culture,” Hendrick says. “I just think it’s part of the DNA of Chevrolet.”

The segment host, Lee Cowan also speaks with Tadge Juechter, Chevrolet’s chief engineer on the Corvette team, who allowed Cowan to become the first person outside the Chevrolet family to drive one.

“I don’t even know how to describe it,” Cowan says.

Rick Hendrick is also a Chevy dealer, and can’t wait to get his hands on one of the new Corvettes, Cowan reports.

“I think this car will probably be one of the most sought-after cars that we’ve seen in a long time,” Hendrick tells Cowan.

Fans can watch the broadcast on Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 on CBS SUNDAY MORNING at 9am ET on the CBS Television Network.

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