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Daytona Beach, Fla- Turner/Scott Motorsports are really trying to surround themselves with good talent and expand to a NASCAR powerhouse. First, they signed Ryan Truex to run in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race next weekend at the Daytona International Speedway for them in the No. 32 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet.
Then, the hired Danica Patrick to race in the season opener for the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Daytona next weekend as well to drive the No. 30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet.
Today, they picked up more talent as they signed four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. to race in the season opener Truck race at Daytona next Friday night.
Hornaday, will pilot the No. 30 Chevrolet for the team on Feb. 21st and have a possibility to make this a full-time gig. The 55-year old, was relieved from his duties with his previous ride prior to the season finale at Homestead last year and TSM picked him up to run in the last race of 2013 for them. He finished fifth in that race and really wanted to make something with the team stick.
He now has that opportunity.
Team owner Steve Turner said he’s trying to find a deal to make sure Hornaday stays in that ride for a full season with the team.
Hornaday, has 51 career Camping World Truck but has never reached victory lane at Daytona.
He will join Truex and Ben Kennedy with the team for next weekend’s race. The team also will have Kyle Larson, Patrick and Dylan Kwasniewski entered in the Nationwide race next Saturday.
Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. He’s covered both NASCAR and IndyCar action since 2010 and has been credentialed to many races around the country. He’s also recognized as an accredited member of the media by both NASCAR and IndyCar. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru
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