Jimmy Henderson released from Nashville hospital

Nashville, Tennessee - - ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Jimmy Henderson was released from Vanderbuilt Medical Center Sunday afternoon following a scary crash in Saturday's Waste Management 200 from Nashville Superspeedway. Henderson driving the No....

Nashville, Tennessee - - ARCA RE/MAX Series driver Jimmy Henderson was released from Vanderbuilt Medical Center Sunday afternoon following a scary crash in Saturday's Waste Management 200 from Nashville Superspeedway.

Henderson driving the No. 35 Flagship RV Chevrolet Monte Carlo for TC Motorsports was involved in an incident on lap 70 of the 150-marker race. Contact between Henderson, and Sam Hafertepe sent the Conyers, Georgia native hard into the wall. Brandon Knupp, with nowhere to go slammed into the front end of Henderson's machine causing severe damage to both machines.

Complaining of a major headache, and body aches, Henderson was transported to the Nashville based hospital for observation. After being observed by doctors, both Saturday night and Sunday morning, Henderson luckily only received bruises, and a small concussion.

"First of all, I would like to thank all the ARCA officials, Nashville Superspeedway medical staff, and the track rescue workers for a phenomenal job on Saturday," said Henderson from his home Sunday evening.

"It could have been a lot worse. All of the safety equipment from my HANS device to the car itself did it's job, I'm thankful to walk way with no serious injuries."

Henderson who finished 29th in the event also added "I hope that Brandon, and anyone else involved in the wreck was okay. It was bad deal, we had a good car, we were working on the handling of it, we'll just have to regroup and focus on Talladega."

The 21-year old continued "I'm really sorry to my sponsors, and my team. Flagship RV, Crown Spray Power, and our new sponsor Damon Motorcoach. The guys put a good car underneath me. I was really looking forward to giving them all a good run, I'll make it up to them in October."

Henderson Motorsports, also based in Conyers, Georgia was scheduled to head to Michigan International Speedway this weekend to attempt to qualify for the NASCAR Busch Series Cabela's 250 with Henderson at the helm. The team will make a decision early this week whether or not to carry on with those plans.

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Series ARCA
Drivers Brandon Knupp