Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 9/19/14
If Penske Racing really is still debating over who should drive the No. 22 Ford for next season then they have to be impressed with the recent performances of Sam Hornish Jr. Since AJ Allmendinger was replaced in the ride, Hornish has driven it for the last six races and is just starting to hit his stride in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. (NSCS) Hornish took over the wheel of the No. 22 car in Daytona. He arrived just minutes before the race started and eventually found his way to the grass en-route to a 33rd place finish. The next three weeks were a little better but once the series went to Watkins Glen, Hornish geared it up. Hornish placed 5th at the road course and was also gaining ground in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings. This past weekend at Michigan, Hornish had to start at the back of the field since he did not qualify the car due to the Nationwide Series being in Montreal. It did not matter too much. Hornish cut though the field as well as Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earn...
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