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Kenny Hendrick (born September 10, 1969), from Chino, California, is an American stock car racing driver. He is a former competitor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Craftsman Truck Series. He is the twin brother of former USAC midget car driver Kara Hendrick, who lost her life in a racing accident in October 1991.[1]

Kenny Hendrick
Born (1969-09-10) September 10, 1969 (age 50)
Chino, California, United States
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
41 races run over 4 years
Best finish52nd – 2008
First race2003 Charter Pipeline 250 (Gateway)
Last race2009 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
24 races run over 4 years
Best finish35th - 2003
First race1996 Kragen 151 (Sears Point)
Last race2007 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of June 7, 2012.

Busch SeriesEdit

Hendrick made his Busch Series debut in 2003, when he ran a hodgepodge of entries. He made his debut at Gateway, where he started 30th for the Stanton Barrett Racing operation. He ran a solid race and came home 21st. He did a start and park race for GIC-Mixon Motorsports at Nazareth, before doing another start and park at Dover for Rick Allen. Hendrick would return then to the Stanton Barrett Racing for two more 2003 races. He was 35th at Nashville and 27th at Kentucky.

Hendrick was tapped to drive the first Keller Racing vehicles in 2004, a team that ran a ten-race schedule. The new team struggled. Hendrick only qualified for six races and his best finish was an 18th at Kentucky. The Kentucky race was the only one that Hendrick finished. He was released, and he would only compete in one more series race. It, too, came in 2004, when he drove the Ware Racing Enterprises Dodge to a 42nd-place finish in the fall Dover race.

He returned in 2008 at Mexico driving a second Stanton Barrett Motorsports car in place of Stan Barrett who was originally meant to race for the team. He qualified and finished 38th after pulling in with handling issues. He then drove at Richmond replacing the injured Larry Gunselman at MSRP Motorsports qualifying 40th and finishing 43rd after parking the car on lap 6. He made a second start for Stanton Barrett at Darlington starting 34th and finishing 36th after parking on lap 30.

In 2009, Hendrick drove for Smith-Ganassi Racing, a team that had bought the assets of the shut-down #40 team.

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

Hendrick ran four Craftsman Truck Series races in 1996 to start his career off. He started his career with a top-10 start: a 9th in his debut at Phoenix. He finished 28th in that race. His best run of the year was a modest 23rd-place finish at Las Vegas.

Four more races were in store for Hendrick. He had one top-20 finish. That was a 19th at Texas, racing for Rob Rizzo. He had started the year off with the team, but after finishes of 29th and 24th, they let him go.

Hendrick would not race in this series until 2003, when he did a start and park effort in a second Billy Ballew Motorsports #9 entry. Because of the nature of the effort, Hendrick did not complete any of the dozen starts he did and his best finish was a 31st at IRP, where he also recorded his second career top-10 start of 10th.

Hendrick returned to the Trucks when he ran at Kansas Speedway in the #16 Xpress Motorsports truck on April 28, 2007.

Motorsports career resultsEdit

SCCA National Championship RunoffsEdit

Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1988 Road Atlanta Swift DB1 Ford Formula Ford 1 2 Running

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts Ref
2004 Gary Keller Racing 35 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV
DNQ
TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM NA - [2]

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NBSC Pts Ref
2003 Stanton Barrett Motorsports 91 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH
DNQ
GTY
21
CLT
DNQ
83rd 280 [3]
Ortec Racing 96 Chevy NZH
42
Stanton Barrett Motorsports 97 Pontiac DOV
41
91 Chevy NSH
35
KEN
27
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI
PF2 Motorsports 94 Chevy DAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
2004 Gary Keller Racing 35 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY
39
RCH NZH CLT
39
DOV NSH KEN
18
MLW DAY CHI
40
NHA PPR
36
71st 348 [4]
85 IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI CAL
35
RCH
Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Dodge DOV
42
KAN
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
MEM
DNQ
ATL PHO
DNQ
DAR HOM
2005 Gary Keller Racing 03 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN
DNQ
MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM NA - [5]
2008 SKI Motorsports 31 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC
38
TAL DAR
36
DOV
40
NSH
40
KEN
34
MLW
DNQ
NHA
40
DAY CHI
40
GTY
36
GLN
DNQ
MCH
43
CAL
37
RCH
40
DOV
41
KAN
39
MEM
QL
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
39
52nd 788 [6]
MSRP Motorsports 91 Chevy RCH
43
CLT
41
SKI Motorsports 30 Chevy IRP
34
CGV
34 BRI
DNQ
93 CLT
DNQ
2009 Smith-Ganassi Racing 42 Dodge DAY
41
CAL
26
LVS
12
BRI
30
TEX
25
NSH
35
PHO
DNQ
TAL
42
RCH
DNQ
DAR
36
CLT DOV NSH KEN
34
MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP 56th 777 [7]
Bob Schacht Motorsports 75 Chevy IOW
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT
Specialty Racing 61 Ford MEM
37
TEX
37
PHO HOM
38
2010 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI NSH PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT NSH KEN
DNQ
ROA NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM NA - [8]
- Qualified but replaced by Stanton Barrett

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Active Motorsports 32 Chevy HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV RCH NHA MAR NWS SON
28
MMR
26
PHO
35
LVS
23
61st 316 [9]
1997 WDW
29
57th 353 [10]
Walker Evans Racing 21 Chevy TUS
24
HOM PHO POR EVG I70
RGR Racing 71 Ford NHA
32
27 TEX
19
BRI NZH MLW LVL CNS HPT IRP FLM NSV GLN RCH MAR SON MMR CAL PHO
Thompson Racing 22 Ford LVS
DNQ
2003 Fasscore Motorsports 9 Ford DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM
35
MLW KAN
36
KEN
36
GTW
35
MCH
34
IRP
31
NSH
32
BRI RCH NHA
35
CAL
35
LVS
DNQ
SBO TEX
35
MAR
36
PHO
34
HOM 35th 656 [11]
2007 Xpress Motorsports 16 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN
35
CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM 58th 286 [12]
Ford KEN
34
IRP
19
NSH
34
BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inc., K&N Engineering,. "Shannon McQueen Debuts Kara Hendrick Tribute Car at 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals". www.knfilters.com. Retrieved 2018-11-23.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  2. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  3. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2004 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 1996 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  10. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 1997 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  12. ^ "Kenny Hendrick – 2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2017.

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