American stock car racing driverDied when: 24 years 205 days (294 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Joseph Riddick "Ricky" Hendrick IV (April 2, 1980 – October 24, 2004) was an American stock car racing driver and partial owner at Hendrick Motorsports, a NASCAR team that his father Rick Hendrick founded.
He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 2, 1980, and began his career in racing at the age of fifteen.
He competed in both the Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series before his death from an airplane accident on October 24, 2004.
He was killed with seven other family members and friends during the accident.