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Duchardt promoted to No. 3 at Hendrick Motorsports

Published On: Jul 31 2013 01:41:23 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 31 2013 01:41:36 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -

Longtime Hendrick Motorsports executive Doug Duchardt has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president and general manager.

Duchardt will report to team owner Rick Hendrick and company President Marshall Carlson.

The expanded role will put Duchardt in charge of all racing operations for Hendrick Motorsports and make him the primary liaison between the organization and NASCAR's competition group.

Duchardt joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2005 as vice president of development.