Tuesday, December 7, 2010

KHI names new crew chief for Hornaday and No. 33 Truck Series team

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Kernersville, N.C. (December 6, 2010) - As further preparation for the 2011 season, Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) has named Jeff Hensley crew chief for the No. 33 team and four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday. Hensley joins KHI from his position at Red Horse Racing.

“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.”

“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 over 30 years of racing experience. 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 team Hensley Motorsports. With driver Chuck Bown, Hensley captured the 1990 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship.