Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 11/5/14

During media availability at Phoenix International Raceway, Harvick mentioned that former KHI crew chief Rick Ren, who now works at Kyle Busch Motorsports, had asked Hornaday about his interest in driving for KBM. Hornaday said while he appreciates the gesture, he has other options. This happening after Busch was parked at Texas Motor Speedway for crashing Hornaday under caution during the CWTS race.

To put rumors to rest, it was announced Friday at Homestead Miami Speedway that Camping World Truck series driver Ron Hornaday will drive for Joe Denette Motorsports for the 2012 season. Hornaday, a four-time champion of the series, will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet truck full-time. Denette has confirmed that it is a one year deal, with an option for a second year.

Hornaday currently drives the No. 33 truck, but found himself without a ride when Kevin Harvick Inc. announced they would be closing their doors at season’s end. Hornaday has four victories for the 2011 season and 51 total career wins.

Denette founded JDM last year after winning a $75.6 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery game in 2009. In 2010, he experimented by fielding a part-time team in the CWTS before going full-time with driver Jason White this season.

Denette said White was informed of Hornaday's hiring Friday morning, and that he was still deciding whether or not to take JDM up on an offer to be a part of the organization under a part-time basis in 2012. Denette said it is his "understanding" that White will continue with current sponsor GunBroker.com.



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