Abingdon, VA. (February 1, 2012) – The Abingdon, Va. based Henderson Motorsports team plans to compete in a select number of NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series events with Caleb Holman behind the wheel and Food Country USA as the primary sponsor in 2012.
Holman and Henderson Motorsports have competed in the CARS Pro Cup Series full-time since 2007. Up until that point, Henderson Motorsports had been the longest running team in the Nationwide Series with team owner Charlie Henderson.
“The Truck Series is a great opportunity for us to get back into NASCAR. We are excited about it and think it’s a good fit for us,” said owner Charlie Henderson.
Holman, who is also an Abingdon native, has been with the Henderson’s since 2002 starting out as a rear tire changer with driver Jay Sauter behind the wheel.
“I had just graduated high school and had been working at Morgan McClure Motorsports through school, while also driving my Dad’s late model. Charlie needed a rear tire changer. I thought, ‘well maybe if I go work for him he might let me drive one of his racecars one day’ and here we are 10 years later. I am extremely thankful for all of the opportunities he’s given me. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since I began working for him,” said Holman.
Throughout the winter months the Henderson’s and Holman have worked close with Mike Hillman Racing, purchasing their race trucks from them for this coming season.
“I’ve got to give a big thanks to Mike Hillman and all of his guys. When we bought these trucks we needed some guidance and they have been there every step of the way. We couldn’t have got all this together in this amount of time without their help and support along the way,” said Holman.
Henderson Motorsports plans to make their Camping World Truck Series debut with Holman at Martinsville Speedway in March.
“Martinsville cannot get here soon enough! I am just overjoyed and thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given. Charlie and Don Henderson have always believed in me and trusted me to represent them and their company and I can’t thank them enough,” said Holman.
The Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway is set to take place on March 31st, 2012.