Jesus Hernandez (racing driver)
Hernandez and his car in 2008
January 1, 1981 |
Fresno, California, United States
|NASCAR Camping World East Series|
|Best finish||3rd in 2008|
Jesus Hernandez (born April 1, 1981) is an American racing driver.
Hernandez is a former developmental driver for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing from Fresno, California who is beginning his transition to the NASCAR touring series. Hernandez started his development contract with Ginn Racing last season while driving a late model stock car at several locations throughout the season.
Hernandez made his NASCAR debut at Phoenix International Raceway driving the #4 Waste Management Chevy Monte Carlo SS in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series' 150 mile event. Hernandez finished fifth in his first career start and the team plans on entering Hernandez at a NASCAR Grand National Division event at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
Hernandez was brought over to Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, when Ginn Racing merged with DEI in 2007. Hernandez is currently racing in the NASCAR Camping World East Series, which is the same series that teammates Jeffrey Earnhardt, and Trevor Bayne competes in. Earnhardt and Hernandez will race full-time in this series. Bayne, however will run in the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series and race in the Camping World East Series. Hernandez finished 18th at the season opening race in Greenville Pickens Speedway. Hernandez and teammate Earnhardt were involved in a mid race accident.
Hernandez competed for Andy Santarre Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in 2008, finishing 3rd in points; released after the season, he drove for Lori Williams in 2009, finishing 12th.
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