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Brian Henderson (racing driver)

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Brian Henderson
Born (1997-05-12) May 12, 1997 (age 22)
Falmouth, Virginia
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
1 race run over 1 year
2017 position78th
Best finish78th (2017)
First race2017 Zippo 200 at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of February 27, 2018.

Brian Henderson (born May 12, 1997) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has driven in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, National Auto Sport Association, Sports Car Club of America and Pirelli World Challenge.

Racing career[edit | edit source]

Henderson began his racing career in go-karts at the age of five before moving up to late model racing.[1][2]

Sports cars[edit | edit source]

In 2013, Henderson moved from oval racing to road racing, driving in the National Auto Sport Association and moving up to the Spec Miata class a year later.[2]

Partnering with Rossini Racing Products in 2017, he moved to the Sports Car Club of America while running NASA events, still racing Spec Miatas.[3] Henderson claimed the 2017 NASA championship in the Performance Touring E Eastern States class.[4] He also raced part-time in the Pirelli World Challenge, driving for Copeland Motorsports in partnership with Rossini.[5][6] Henderson scored a top-five finish at Lime Rock Park.[7] Also in 2017, he competed in the Mazda Teen Challenge, earning an invite to the MRT24 Shootout.[8]

Stock cars[edit | edit source]

In the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season, Henderson signed on to drive two events for Precision Performance Motorsports.[9] Henderson, at the time, was also a development driver for the team.[10] and scored a Top-10 in his debut at Virginia International Raceway, finishing ninth after being spun in the middle of the race.[11][12] He also competed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, marking the largest oval track that he had raced on.[13][14]

In 2017, Henderson made his Xfinity debut at Watkins Glen, driving the No. 90 car for Brandonbilt Motorsports.[15] He started 34th and finished 33rd after struggling early in the race[16] and making contact with Blake Koch.[17][18]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Henderson attended Stafford Senior High School and graduated in 2015.[10] the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in mechanical engineering.[2]

Motorsports career results[edit | edit source]

NASCAR[edit | edit source]

Xfinity Series[edit | edit source]

NASCAR Xfinity 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 NXSC Pts

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Brian Henderson". www.mx-5cup.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Brian Henderson to Make K&N Pro Series Debut with Precision Performance Motorsports – Precision Performance Motorsports". ppm646.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  3. "Fisher, Henderson Dominate both VIR SARRC races; Brian Wright experiences bitter sweet victory in ECR". Rossini Racing Engines - Spec Miata Engines. 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  4. "Drivers Claim Titles in the 2017 NASA Eastern States Championships Presented by Toyo Tires - NASA". www.nasaproracing.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  5. "Liefooghe, BMW Leads Touring Car Round 2 Sunday - Pirelli World Challenge". Pirelli World Challenge. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  6. "Duncan Ellis and Jason Connole lead a Rossini sweep of all the podium spots at NASA March Madness at VIR". Rossini Racing Engines - Spec Miata Engines. 2017-03-27. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  7. PWC. "Goulart, O'Connell earn PWC TCA/TCB wins at Lime Rock". www.racer.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  8. Sinclair, Adam. "Mazda Motorsports Announces MRT24 Shootout Eligible Racers". Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  9. "KNPSE: Brian Henderson Inks Two-Race K&N East Deal With Precision Performance Motorsports". Race Chaser Online. 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Warters, Nathan. "Stafford High School graduate Henderson is in fast company". Fredericksburg.com. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
  11. "Precision Performance Motorsports, Brian Henderson – Dominion Raceway Preview". infieldjen.com. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  12. "Brian Henderson to Make K&N Pro Series Debut with Precision Performance Motorsports". Catchfence. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  13. Wilson, Steven B. "Brian Henderson Posts Top-15 Finish in Largest Oval-Track Start". Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  14. "Driver Brian Henderson 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  15. "Previewing the NASCAR Xfinity Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen". Motorsports Tribune. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  16. "XFINITY: Kyle Larson earns first XFINITY Series last-place finish in 100th start". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  17. NrReference (2017-08-08), Brian Henderson and Blake Koch crash - NASCAR 2017 Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen, retrieved 2018-03-01
  18. "Zippo 200 at The Glen". Retrieved 2018-02-28.

External links[edit | edit source]

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