Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/1/14
Four time Champion, Ron Hornaday, Jr. and his No. 9 Smokey Mountain team head to the first intermediate track of the season, Kansas Speedway, looking to showcase their experience. The fourth race on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule, the SFP 250, is on a 1.5-mile oval where Hornaday has a history of leading the most laps of any current NCWTS driver. Sponsor Spotlight: Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff brings along a new partner for the SFP 250. 7-Eleven is the associate sponsor this week on the No. 9 Smokey Mountain Chevrolet. Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff is America’s original and best-selling tobacco-free and nicotine free chewing tobacco alternative. Silverado Spotlight: It might be new pavement on the Kansas Speedway but crew chief, Bruce Cook and the No. 9 Smokey Mountain team are bringing a proven truck (Chassis No. 12) to the track this weekend. Hornaday Hype: “It’s been tough to focus this week after the incident at Rockingham, but our NTS crews work hard each week to give us the best equipment in the garage, and I owe it to them to be on my game. We are going into Kansas fully focused on racing to the best of our abilities and leaving the past in the past.” Cook’s Corner: “It’s been an interesting week. We had a quick turnaround to get everything ready for Kansas (Speedway) and I’m proud of all of the guys for putting in the hours to make it happen. I’m excited for this time of the season, as we begin running on intermediate tracks where our experience will begin to shine.” “Kansas is going to be a fast, smooth, flat track with the trucks drafting, much like superspeedways. We all know how exciting the superspeedway races are, so it is bound to be a great race. Hopefully, we’ll see an NTS Motorsports truck in Victory Lane. NASCAR’s Response: Following the late-race incident at Rockingham Speedway, NASCAR issued the following release: “NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday Jr. has been penalized by NASCAR following his involvement in an on-track incident last Sunday at Rockingham Speedway. Hornaday Jr., driver of the No. 9 truck, was found to have violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing. Altercation with another competitor on the race track during a caution period) of the 2013 rule book. As a result of this violation, Hornaday Jr. has been fined $25,000, docked 25 championship driver points and placed on NASCAR probation until June 12.” Catch the Race: Watch the SFP 250 live on SPEED, Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. ET. MRN and Sirius Satellite radio (Channel 90) will broadcast from green to checkered flag.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jeff Fisher trolls Robert Griffin III during coin toss

Jim Harbaugh chats with Raiders owner before game

Report: Singletary expected to get head coaching job

TCU players furious about College Football Playoff snub

Ex-Redskin London Fletcher blasts Jim Haslett

Report: Ngata took Adderall to keep up with his kids

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brian Hoyer unlikely to be with Browns in 2015

Report: Michigan 'convinced' Jim Harbaugh is staying in NFL

Report: Bears considered benching Jay Cutler

CM Punk signs with UFC, expects to debut in 2015

NBA execs: Jason Kidd not playing Jabari Parker enough

Report: Redskins could fire Jay Gruden after season

WATCH: Refs fist-bump after Broncos TD

WATCH: Revolution player helps Galaxy keeper up, tosses him

WATCH: Steve Smith gets into it with Dolphins fan

WATCH: Manziel has classic reaction to Hoyer overthrow

WATCH: Elton John falls out of chair during tennis match

WATCH: Joseph Fauria twerks after scoring touchdown

WATCH: Chris Baker does 'hands up, don't shoot' after sack

Five reasons Oregon can win the College Football Playoff

WATCH: Jets WR makes great catch while being tackled

Reggie Bush makes political statement with shirt

WATCH: Cam Newton's celebration sparks brawl

WATCH: Geno Smith throws pick-six on first pass attempt

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Jeff Fisher trolls RG3 with coin toss

Steve Smith gets into it with Dolphins fan

WATCH: Joe Fauria twerks after TD

TCU players furious over playoff snub

London Fletcher blasts Jim Haslett

Bush wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

Saints, Panthers get into scrum

Report: Haloti Ngata reveals reason for Adderall use

Here's why Derrick Rose is the man

Hoyer unlikely to be with Browns in 2015

Briles confronts Big 12 commissioner

WATCH: Jimbo yells at Jameis

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.