Construct

There is no substitute for hard work, and that’s exactly what the Farmers crew puts into every No. 5 Chevy SS that is built from the ground up in the team’s shop. Every part of the Kasey’s Farmers Insurance machine is placed under intense scrutiny and testing to guarantee excellence.

Every car raced by Hendrick Motorsports is built in one facility that services all four of the organization’s teams. The car is constructed as a basic chassis and body at Hendrick Motorsports. The parts are then assembled on the chassis are sent through a rigorous quality control check. From there, everything else on the car is customized. The paint, set-up and assembly of the car are based on NASCAR’s standards and the type of track for which the car was built. The team maintains around 12 cars in its racing stable – each geared specifically for short tracks, superspeedways, intermediates or road courses.

Did you know...

Farmers agents help you construct an insurance plan to meet your needs.

Maintain

The life span of each No. 5 Chevrolet SS depends on multiple variables. A car designated for road courses is only used twice a year, so with just a few annual modifications, it could be raced for several years. Cars engineered for superspeedways and intermediate tracks are used much more in comparison and are only practical for one season. Even if a car does manage to complete the entire season with minimal damage, it could be deemed obsolete the following year as the team works closely with General Motors to continuously improve technology.

Did you know...

Keeping a well-maintained car will help lessen your risk of a car accident.

Test

Through the use of computer programs, the Farmers crew is able to model the race car, build sheets for upcoming races and review the vehicle dynamics of geometries and setups. Now that the team has a season under their belt with the Gen6, they have a much better understanding of the small nuances of the car and how they can make adjustments to be the quickest and most consistent car on track.

Did you know...

Test your tire pressure regularly. When tires are underinflated, heat builds up in them, which can cause a blowout.