Henderson, MB2 update 2005-06-03

MB2 DEVELOPMENT DRIVER ENJOYING SUCCESS ON AND OFF TRACK CONCORD, N.C. (June 3, 2005) -- Joe Henderson of MB2 Motorsports development program and member of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity has had a special week of notoriety both on and off the ...

MB2 DEVELOPMENT DRIVER ENJOYING SUCCESS ON AND OFF TRACK

CONCORD, N.C. (June 3, 2005) -- Joe Henderson of MB2 Motorsports development program and member of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity has had a special week of notoriety both on and off the track.

The 20-year-old resident of Franklin, Tenn. posted the Drive for Diversity's all-time best result in late model competition when he drove his No. 77 Kodak/U.S. Army Chevrolet to a third-place finish Saturday (May 28) at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.

A few days later (June 1) Henderson was a panelist at the famed National Press Club in Washington D.C. where he attended the screening of the documentary "Black Wheels" -- a history of African Americans in auto racing.

Henderson, a 2004 charter member of the Drive for Diversity program, was recently informed that he will be honored by the Nashville Sports Council, Friday, June 10 as the recipient of the Comcast Champion Award. The award is presented six times a year to amateur athletes in the Nashville community.

"It's been a pretty exciting time," said Henderson. "I'm having a lot of fun driving for MB2 and Kodak and am looking forward to running up front and winning races. The third-place finish was a big confidence builder."

Henderson has notched five top-10 finishes in 10 late model events in 2005. His next two races will also be at Caraway Speedway - a 50 lap event June 4 and a 100 lapper June 11.

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