Nashville II: Jimmy Henderson preview

Jimmy Henderson Armed For Nashville Assault Lebanon, Tennessee - - After recovering from appendix surgery, and nearly a month without being behind the wheel of a racecar, Jimmy Henderson will reunite with TC Motorsports for...

Jimmy Henderson Armed For Nashville Assault

Lebanon, Tennessee - - After recovering from appendix surgery, and nearly a month without being behind the wheel of a racecar, Jimmy Henderson will reunite with TC Motorsports for the running of the ARCA RE/MAX Series Waste Management 200 from Nashville Superspeedway this Saturday afternoon.

Henderson, who debuted for the Loganville Georgia based team last month at Kentucky Speedway is excited about returning to Nashville and ready to roll his No. 35 Chevrolet Monte Carlo into victory lane.

In Kentucky, Henderson started 30th as Pork pole qualifying was cancelled due to inclement weather. However immediately from the drop of the green flag, Henderson rocketed his way towards the front of the pack with his eyes set on capturing a top-ten finish in his first race for the veteran ARCA RE/MAX Series team.

On that march to the front, Henderson almost found disaster as several machines in front of him made contact which took the driver out of his concentration mode, thinking the yellow flag was going to be waved.

When told the caution was not going to be displayed, Henderson had already lost an enormous amount of time to dominating leader Ryan Hemphill. Hemphill who never lifted as the incident took place far behind him eventually overpowered the American Speed Association rookie putting him off the lead lap and settling for a 15th place finish. Henderson completed 66 markers as the race was halted on lap 67 as rain returned to the Sparta, based Kentucky track.

"We were good in Kentucky, but we had a little bit of bad luck, however we're looking forward to Nashville," said the driver Jimmy Henderson.

Flagship RV, and Crown Spray Power who sponsored the team at Kentucky returns to the 1.333-mile oval as the sponsor of the No. 35 Chevrolet Monte Carlo this weekend.

"I'm very fortunate that my sponsors are jumping onboard with me this weekend," explained Henderson. "Sponsors are a very important part of racing, and I know that I wouldn't be racing this weekend if it wasn't for them."

Henderson, a native of Conyers, Georgia has one start at NSS occurring in April of 2003. On that day, Henderson piloted his JB Steel Chevrolet Monte Carlo to a solid 13th place finish after starting 19th.

In April, TC Motorsports with former driver Wayne Anderson at the helm finished sixth after starting 16th.

The 21-year old driver looks to bypass that sixth place finish and give TC Motorsports a win on Saturday afternoon. "Nashville Superspeedway is a great track," explained Henderson. "it's a very fast, flat track This is a track that fits my driving style. We are taking our Kentucky car this weekend, but we are taking a much stronger engine which should enable us to be a threat for the win."

Following Nashville, Henderson and TC Motorsports have one more event locked in on their schedule, the season finale from Talladega Superspeedway. The team competed in the season-opener at Daytona with former NASCAR AutoZone Southeast Series driver Wayne Anderson at the wheel. The team appeared to be heading towards a top-ten finish to start off their season, but an accident with less than twenty circuits remaining had the team rebuilding the car instead of putting it off to the side.

Nonetheless, the car is fixed and Henderson is pumped up. "I'm very excited about Talladega," he said. "I've never had the opportunity to compete there, and I'm grateful for TC Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to do so. But first we have to get through Nashville, then we'll get ready for 'Dega."

Henderson, who also plans to run three more ASA events (Kentucky, Atlanta, and Lowes) this season announced this week that his family owned Henderson Motorsports team will return to the NASCAR Busch Series circuit next weekend at Michigan International Speedway for the running of the Cabela's 250.

The Waste Management 200 is the 16th of 22 events on the 2004 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. This weekend will mark the second time the teams have competed at Nashville Superspeedway this season. First round practice is on tap Friday morning with qualifying also on the agenda this Friday afternoon August 13th, with the race set to take the green flag Saturday, August 14th. The Speed Channel will broadcast the race live, starting at 1:00pm CST.

The ARCA RE/MAX Series starts off a double-header at Nashville on Saturday. Following the event, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will prepare for their event which is slated to start at 4:00pm CST.

For more information on TC Motorsports, please logon to their website at www.tcmotorsportsracing.com

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Series ARCA
Drivers Wayne Anderson