Jimmy Hensley has to wait to defend Martinsville title

MARTINSVILLE, VA (April 8, 2000) - Jimmy Hensley, the defending champion of the NAPA 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway, will own that distinction a couple of extra days after heavy rains doused the 2000 edition...

MARTINSVILLE, VA (April 8, 2000) - Jimmy Hensley, the defending champion of the NAPA 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Martinsville Speedway, will own that distinction a couple of extra days after heavy rains doused the 2000 edition of the race today. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, April 10, at 11 a.m. The event till be telecast live on ESPN. Hensley turned in the 21st-best qualifying effort for this year's race at the .526-mile track Friday. "That certainly wasn't our best qualifying effort, said the 54-year-old NASCAR veteran. "The truck just didn't turn the way I wanted it to in the corners. On one hand, I'm disappointed. On the other, the real race is tomorrow. I know we'll have a great truck and with any luck, we'll be at the front at the finish." Hensley won the 1999 edition of the Martinsville NCTS event behind the wheel of the #43 Richard Petty Dodge. This year he's driving the #16 Team Rensi Chevy owned by Ed and Sam Rensi. "Ed and Sam have been great to me and I'd like nothing better than to give them a win here Monday," stated Hensley. "I know we have our work cut out for us, but Martinsville is home for me and we've proven we can win here in the past."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Richard Petty , Jimmy Hensley