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Henderson hopes for Cup future

Updated: April 23, 2004, 6:53 PM ET
By Jerry Bonkowski | Special to ESPN.com

He may just be getting started on the road to Nextel Cup, but Joe Henderson III has already won one of the biggest races of his life.

The 19-year-old Franklin, Tenn., resident is the first minority driver to be placed out of NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program. Announced Friday morning at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Henderson will start off in the Dodge Weekly Series based at Music City Motorplex in Nashville, Tenn.

He will drive the No. 77 Dodge owned by veteran Trucks, Cup and ...

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