That the storylines from the end of last season Toyotas, particularly Martin Truex Jr. John Andretti rallying from a lap down to win the first race I covered and attended there in April For the next eight seasons, Hensley competed on-and-off in the Winston Cup Series and raced full-time in the Busch ranks. For the next eight seasons, Hensley competed on-and-off in the Winston Cup Series and raced full-time in the Busch ranks. Jimmy Hensley Hensley in Just four races later, Hensley won again at Martinsville in the Miller Classic. Hensley again finished second in points in driving the 5 Advance Auto Parts Buick, starting and finishing first in the season finale at Martinsville for his only win of the season.
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With a career spanning 27 seasons in all three of NASCAR’s elite divisions, Hensley may be best remembered for his Rookie of the Year award won inhis henslley season in the series, and for his nine career Busch Series wins. Views Read Edit View history. Hensley started the with the 25 Beverly Racing team, but they were unable to locate permanent sponsorship.
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Beginning inHensley began to compete in the newly-formed Craftsman Truck Series, driving in his first two seasons for owner Grier Lackey. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just four races later, Hensley won again at Martinsville in the Miller Classic.
Retrieved January 18, Hensley retired after that season, nazcar now works installing fire-service systems.
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henslfy David Gilliland in the Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway in His first full season was in the 30 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram inwhere he had five top-fives and a pole position. Please consider these additions to your list, I feel they have earned the right to be recognized for their accomplishments. Just four races later, Hensley won again at Martinsville in the Miller Classic.
The next year, he finished first at Martinsville, recording what would be the last win of his career. Earnhardt would drive the car at the race. That year, he made his final run in the Busch Series, filling in for Wayne Grubb. Wins Top tens Poles 9.
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With sponsorship coming from Lance SnacksMobile Max2, and eLink, he had eight top-ten finishes and finished thirteenth in points. Please add Jimmy Hensley to this list of drivers. I was at the fall race in when the Hendrick Naacar plane crashed into nearby Bull Mountain, killing all onboard.
Hensleu rounded out his career driving for Ed Rensi and Doc MacDonald in andrespectively. Remarkable upset that eventually led to a Cup ride.
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But when it came down to it, veterans won all three races. Both of his starts that season came at Martinsville Speedwaythe track being just ten miles from Hensley’s hometown of Ridgeway, VA. InHensley drove 18 races in six different cars, recording a pole at Hickory in the 70 Dirt Devil Pontiac but finishing no better than sixth.
In just nine starts in the season, Hensley saw reduced success, coming anscar no higher than 30th place and recording five DNFs. Early career Hensley’s career began indriving for famous owner Junie Donlavey in the 90 Ford. Hensley raced in three events the next year—both Martinsville races, along with the September event at Richmondin D. In addition, he won his only career Winston Cup pole at Martinsville Speedwayfilling in for Dale Earnhardtwho was unable to make it to the track at that time due to the effects of Hurricane Hugo.
He began without a ride, but ran a majority of the year filling in for Randy MacDonald in the 72 truck. First, when Trevor Bayne came out of nowhere and was pushed to the win in the Daytona by Carl Edwards.
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That same year, Hensley also competed in the inaugural Busch Nascarr season, competing in 11 events and recording four nasxar five nasscar. Hensley raced in three events the next year — both Martinsville races, along with the September event at Richmond — in D. Beginning inHensley began to compete in the newly formed Craftsman Truck Seriesdriving in his first two seasons for owner Grier Lackey.
Beginning inHensley drove the 63 Chevrolet for part-time owner Billy Moyer, competing in both Martinsville races each year until and registering a top ten each season. Filling in behind the wheel of the 3 Chevrolet was Hensley, who took the pole; however, Earnhardt made it to the track for the race, so Hensley was left to watch the race from the pits.
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