Ron Hornaday, No. 9 Mudslingers Contracting / Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg Chevrolet Silverado Kentucky Speedway PreviewPress Release
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race No. 8 of 22
No. 9 Joe Denette Motorsports Chevrolet
Fast and Fun Facts…
- Ron Hornaday is one of only two active NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) drivers that have won at Kentucky Speedway
- With three wins at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, Hornaday is the only repeat NCWTS winner at Kentucky Speedway
- Hornaday celebrated his 54th birthday on Wednesday, June 20. The four-time champion is the series oldest active winner (Las Vegas, 2011)
- Going For Four… Four-time NCWTS champion, Ron Hornaday will be driving for win number four at Kentucky Speedway in his No. 9 Joe Denette Motorsports Chevrolet. With 51 wins to his resume, the series veteran is still looking for his first win with Joe Denette Motorsports in 2012.
Success in the Bluegrass State… Hornaday heads to Kentucky Speedway for this weekend’s UNOH 225 to defend his title as the October 2011 NCWTS race winner. In eight starts at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, Hornaday has led 141 laps en route to three wins, one pole, three top-five and five top-10 finishes. The series all-time race winner has an average start of 9.5, an average finish of 11.6 and has completed 93.3 percent of laps attempted (1122 of 1203). In 2011, Hornaday started second and led 42 laps before bringing home his third victory of 2011.
In The Loop… According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, Hornaday has the following stats at Kentucky:
· Hornaday has a driver rating of 105.7 ranking him fourth overall and second among active NCWTS drivers
· Sixth among average running position (9.232), third among active NCWTS drivers
· Tied with Todd Bodine for second among fastest laps run with 58
· First among laps in the top-15 with 994
· Second among laps led with 141, first among active NCWTS drivers
This Week’s No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado… Hornaday will pilot chassis No. 06 in this weekend’s UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same Joe Denette Motorsports Chevrolet Silverado that Hornaday piloted to a sixth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in April, a season-best finish of fifth at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and a 27th-place finish at Dover Int’l Raceway.
Rearview Mirror-Texas… Hornaday started ninth and finished 12th in the WinStar World Casino 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. The defending race winner fought a loose-handling Chevrolet Silverado for most of the 167-lap event which proved to challenge the team for the duration of the race. The solid finish was the veteran driver’s fourth top-12 finish of the season.
Get to the Point… Hornaday is currently ninth in the 2012 NCWTS driver point standings heading into this weekend’s event in the Blue Grass State, just 29 points out of fifth and 54 points behind leader, Justin Lofton.
A Penny For Your Thoughts…
From the driver, Ron Hornaday…
“Kentucky is a really fast race track, and the bumps make it very unique. I’ve got three wins there and I’m looking for my fourth and the first for Joe and everyone at Joe Denette Motorsports this week. We obviously haven’t run as well in the first seven races as everyone has expected, but we are learning as a team and making the right changes to get this team consistent every weekend and into victory lane. We are still looking for partners to help build this program and make it stronger. However, Joe is committed to running at a championship level this season and we are going to do everything to give him that success.”
From the crew chief, Jeff Hensley…
“Kentucky is one of my favorite tracks. I think the track changes every time we go back. There are bumps in different places and they are difficult to work with, especially in turns one and two. The shock package will be very important this weekend because of those characteristics. Ron has a lot of success there and I’m looking forward to a good run this weekend because this Joe Denette Motorsports team absolutely deserves it!”
A Huge “Thank You” To Our Partners In The Bluegrass State…
Mudslingers Contracting… Mudslingers Contracting is a small family owned business in Eastern Kentucky. Established in 1998, Mudslingers began as a power washing company which has since evolved into a company which serves many oil companies in the area including Marathon Oil, Bretagne Oil, American Natural Gas, Marco Oil and Miller Energy Technologies. Mudslingers Contracting provides a wide variety of services including but not limited to: dozer, dump truck and excavating while also providing complete oil field services and construction work. Mudslingers Contracting’s focus has always been on providing superior, dependable and reliable services to all that they serve. Basing their success on hard work, perseverance and the belief of a hand shake. For more information contact 606-560-0803.
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Hornaday’s NCWTS Stats:
Laps Led: 9530
Average Start: 8.3
Average Finish: 9.4
Laps Completed: 49,577
Tune In… Qualifying will air live on SPEED at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 28 and the 14th Annual UNOH 225 is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET. For even more coverage including live practice updates you can tune into SiriusXM NASCAR channel 90 or follow us on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TeamJDM924.
- Joe Denette Motorsports Press Release