Crew Chief Spotlight: Jeff Hensley

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For 15 years, Jeff Hensley has been a crew chief for at least one race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He has 344 races in the series under his belt with 14 wins. He was also a crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for 15 years and has 11 wins in that series. In 1989 and 1992, Hensley was crew chief for Chuck Brown in the K&N Pro Series East for a pair of races.

His most recent win came last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when he was the crew chief for Grant Enfinger, who won the World of Westgate 200, after many quick decisions from the pit box.

Not only was this an exciting win for the No. 98 team because it locked them into the next round of the Playoffs, it was also special because it gave ThorSport general manager (and spotter for Enfinger’s No. 98 Ford) David Pepper a win in his 500th start.

Hensley has 90 top-five finishes in the Truck Series and 185 top-tens.

Heading into the next race for the series at Talladega, Hensley has led drivers there 12 times to three top-fives and six top-tens.

The last two years, Hensley has been crew chief for Enfinger. In previous years, he was crew chief for drivers such as Mike Skinner (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Ron Hornaday Jr. (2011, 2012) and fellow Playoff driver Johnny Sauter in 2014. He led Sauter to one win, two top-fives, and six top-tens.