Hensley Named Hornaday’s New Crew Chief
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Former Red Horse Racing crew chief Jeff Hensley has joined Kevin Harvick, Inc. as crew chief for four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, Jr.
“We are proud to welcome Jeff to KHI and to be able to pair him with Ron Hornaday,” said KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick. “Jeff brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge which we think will be beneficial to not only the No. 33 team and Ron but the organization as a whole.”
Hensley spent the last few seasons at Red Horse Racing working with driver Timothy Peters, whom he led to two victories in the last two years.
“I am thrilled to be a part of KHI and really excited to get to work,” said Hensley. “Ron is a tough competitor and we have a record fifth career championship that we are focused on for 2011.”
Hensley, 48, brings with him more than 30 years of racing experience to KHI. A native of Ridgeway, Va., he began his racing career at the age of 18 competing on various short tracks throughout Virginia and North Carolina.
In 1985 Hensley became crew chief for his family-owned Hensley Motorsports team. With driver Chuck Bown, Hensley captured the 1990 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.