Veteran Crew Chief Jeff Hensley Joins Bobby Hamilton Racing Stable MARTINSVILLE, VA., (July 10, 2008) - Bobby Hamilton Racing (BHRVA) announced today the addition of veteran Crew Chief Jeff Hensley to the No. 4 Dodge Dealers Dodge driven by...
Veteran Crew Chief Jeff Hensley Joins Bobby Hamilton Racing Stable
MARTINSVILLE, VA., (July 10, 2008) - Bobby Hamilton Racing (BHRVA) announced today the addition of veteran Crew Chief Jeff Hensley to the No. 4 Dodge Dealers Dodge driven by Stacy Compton and No. 18 Tahoe Dodge driven by Dennis Setzer stable. With more than 25 years experience in NASCAR industry Hensley will assume the role of Director of Competition for both teams. Former Director of Competition Charlie Wilson will move into a more hands on role with Dodge Engineering and the No. 18 Tahoe Dodge.
"The team continues to make the necessary changes needed in order to pick up our performance every weekend," said Wilson. "We are willing to step into whatever role needed to get us back into victory lane. Adding Jeff Hensley to our organization is going to help our operation be stronger week in and week out. I have had the opportunity to work with (Crew Chief) Marcus (Richmond) and Dennis (Setzer) on a deeper level at several tests in the past few months. We all seem to be working together very well. I am looking forward to being back at the track."
Hensley is no stranger to the Dodge Research and Engineering team. Before making the jump to Bill Davis Racing (BDR) in 2004 he spent two years as an engineer at Arrington Manufacturing helping with the development of the Dodge NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) engine. In just four short seasons at BDR he served as Crew Chief of the No. 5 entry and led his team to eight NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victories, 28 pole awards and 37 top-five finishes.
"Sometimes things happen when you least expect them," said Hensley. "But then new opportunities arise that are better. I have been amazed at how far this team has come since it moved here in January. It was a huge accomplishment for them to win so early in 2008 and I know they have more wins coming. The competition level continues to grow in the NCTS which in return makes us have to work harder to stay on top of the game. There is a lot of potential here and I think they are on the right track. Our goal is to get BHR back to its dominating fashion it displayed in 2004."
BHR has scored one NCTS victory, one top-five and six top-10 finishes so far this season. Before moving to their new shop in Martinsville, Virginia this past January, BHR operated successfully out of its Nashville, TN location. In its 11-year existence BHR has scored 20 race wins, 22 poles, 86 top-five finishes, 174 top 10-finishes and the 2004 NCTS Championship.