However, he returned to victory lane the next season driving the 25 Crown Oldsmobile, winning at Nazareth Speedway; he followed that in with a career-high three victories, winning at Martinsville, Hickory, and Rougemont. Retrieved from ” https: Return to the series In , Hensley returned to the Winston Cup Series, driving in the fall Martinsville event for Cecil Gordon in the 24 Buick and bringing home a seventh place result. In addition, he won his only career Winston Cup pole at Martinsville Speedway , filling in for Dale Earnhardt , who was unable to make it to the track at that time due to the effects of Hurricane Hugo. But when it came down to it, veterans won all three races. He began without a ride, but ran a majority of the year filling in for Randy MacDonald in the 72 truck.
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NASCAR Statistics: Jimmy Hensley at Richmond 
First, when Trevor Bayne came out of nowhere and was pushed to the win in the Daytona by Carl Edwards. Busch success For the next eight seasons, Hensley competed on-and-off in the Winston Cup Series and raced full-time in the Busch ranks.
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. Ironically, this top five in only his second start would end up being Hensley’s best finish in his 98 career Winston Cup Series races.
Just four races later, Hensley won again at Martinsville in the Miller Classic. Please add Jimmy Hensley to this list of drivers. His first full season was in the 30 Mopar Performance Dodge Ram inwhere he had five hensey and a pole position. Craftsman Truck Series participation Beginning inHensley began to compete in the newly-formed Craftsman Truck Series, driving in his first two seasons for owner Grier Lackey.
InHensley drove 18 races in six different cars, recording a pole at Hickory but finishing no better than sixth. It was inhowever, than Hensley began a relationship with Petty Enterprises, piloting the 43 Cummins Dodge henskey the next three seasons.
Please consider these additions to your list, I feel they have earned the right to be recognized for their accomplishments. Hensley raced in three events the next year — both Martinsville races, along with the September event at Richmond — in D. Jimmy Hensley Hensley in That year, he made his final run in the Hensleg Series, filling in for Wayne Grubb.
For the next eight seasons, Hensley competed on-and-off in the Winston Cup Series and raced full-time in the Busch ranks. The next year, he finished first at Martinsville, recording what would be the last win of his career.
For the next eight seasons, Hensley competed on-and-off in the Winston Cup Series and raced full-time in the Busch ranks. This fall race of ’77, however, would be Hensley’s last for several years. While competing in just 22 of 29 races and finishing no better than seventh, Hensley beat out several others, including current ARCA driver Andy Belmontfor the Rookie of the Year title.
He also cut back on his competition in the Busch Series, running just 13 events between and and recording a couple of top five finishes. He spent most of his career working as an oil truck driver in addition to racing.
Retrieved January 18, And by making a name for themselves, I mean winning. Wins Top tens Poles 2. Hensley competed again for Donlavey in the and Virginia events, coming home in seventh and sixth places, respectively.
This would end up being Hensley’s best finish in his nascaf career Winston Cup Series races. Wins Top tens Poles 0.
I hascar at the fall race in when the Hendrick Motorsports plane crashed into nearby Bull Mountain, killing all onboard. Though an engine failure in his first start relegated Hensley to a 33rd-place finish, hwnsley completed all but seven laps of the fall event, the Old Dominionto finish fifth. Hensley again finished second in points in driving the 5 Advance Auto Parts Buick henzley Sam Ardstarting and finishing first in the season finale at Martinsville for his only win of the season.
Remarkable upset that eventually led to a Cup ride. 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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We got word about halfway through the race that there had been an incident, and as we got closer to the end of the race, things became confirmed. Inhowever, Hensley joined Petty Enterprisespiloting the 43 Cummins Dodge in the next three seasons.
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.