WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sam Hornish Jr. continued to turn heads today here at Watkins Glen International, bringing the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge home fifth in today’s Finger Lakes 355k NASCAR Sprint Cup battle after finishing a strong third in yesterday’s Nationwide Series race. Hornish started today’s race in the 17th spot and was a staple among the top 10 during the majority of today’s 90-lap race on the winding 2.45-mile road course.
“A really good day for the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge,” Hornish said of his No. 22 Penske Racing Team’s performance. “I thought that we had a great car, great strategy and it all worked out today. This is a tough place. It was real hard racing with a bunch of fast cars and our Shell-Pennzoil Dodge was fast. We had to come a long way from the back (17th) to start the race but I knew that the car was fast enough to make my way up through the pack. I just had to be patient and not wear the car out before the end of the race.”
Just as he did in yesterday’s Nationwide