BUSCH: HMV Motorsports look for revenge at IRP

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-HMV Motorsports and the Indianapolis Raceway Park share a long history together as both have been involved in the NASCAR Busch Series since its inception in 1982. At this year's Kroger 200, held August 4, HMV Motorsports...

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-HMV Motorsports and the Indianapolis Raceway Park share a long history together as both have been involved in the NASCAR Busch Series since its inception in 1982. At this year's Kroger 200, held August 4, HMV Motorsports (formerly Hensley Racing) will be making their 19th start and looking for their first win at the famed oval. "We have raced at IRP at every Busch Series race that has been run there," commented Jeff Hensley, team manager of the Superflo/HMV Motorsports Chevrolet. "I don't think we have ever really had a bad run at Indy. We have almost won there so many times, but something bites us with a few laps to go that spoils the day." "In 1993, we were leading with four laps to go when our driver's seat belts loosened," continued Hensley. "By the time he got them tightened again we had fallen to fourth place, which is where we eventually finished. It would almost mean more to me to win at Indy than it would to win Daytona." Coming off a disappointing run at the CARQUEST Auto Parts 250, held last weekend at Gateway International Raceway, the crew of the Superflo Chevrolet have been working around the clock to get prepared for Indy. "We have literally worked 24 hours a day getting this car ready for Indy," added Hensley. "We changed the front snout and numerous other things that will hopefully give Mark (Green) the car he will need to make a strong run this weekend." Mark Green, driver of the Superflo/HMV Motorsports Chevrolet, has also made strong appearances at IRP in his five previous starts at the track. In 1996, Green posted his best finish, placing 14th, and at last years event, he started in the 31st position and worked his way up to the 19th when the checkered flag waved. "I have always enjoyed running at IRP," commented Green. "It is close enough that my family from Owensboro (Ky.) can attend, which adds more pressure, but also makes it more rewarding when we finish well." "Track position is everything at Indy since it is such a hard track to pass on," continued Green. "I know the boys have been working overtime trying to give me a good racecar this weekend. If we can just qualify towards the front and stay out of trouble during the race, we could finish at the front." HMV Motorsports (Hensley Racing), based in Ridgeway, Va., is the only NASCAR Busch Series team that has competed full time in the series since its inception in 1982. HMV Motorsports is owned by Hubert Hensley, along with partners Mac Martin and Tim Vargo. The Kroger 200 will be aired live on ESPN with coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST and broadcast live on MRN Radio starting at 8:15 p.m. EST.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Mark Green , Tim Vargo