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.
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)
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.
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.
Ron Hornaday on Kentucky: “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.