RON HORNADAY AND MAX GRESHAM KANSAS ADVANCE

Joe Denette Motorsports Kansas Speedway Advance

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

Race No. 4 of 22


American Muscle

Ron Hornaday

No. 9 Chevrolet

Fast & Fun Facts:

In 11 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at Kansas Speedway, Ron Hornaday, Jr. is the only driver to win from the pole Hornaday holds the[media-credit name=”kansasspeedway.com” align=”alignright” width=”163″][/media-credit] most pole awards (three) of any active NCWTS driver at Kansas Speedway

Hornaday At Kansas :

In seven NCWTS starts at Kansas Speedway, Hornaday has three pole awards, one win, three top-five and four top-10 finishes. The four-time series Champion has led 261 laps with an average start of 6.9, average finish of 10.3 and has completed 94.2 percent of laps attempted (1071 of 1137).

This Week’s No. 9 Chevrolet:

The No. 9 team will unload chassis No. 06 from the Joe Denette Motorsports stables for this weekend’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. This chassis was a workhorse for Jason White in 2011. Most notably, White piloted this chassis to a season-best finish of fifth at Kentucky Speedway and a 16th-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in August after leading the field for 43 laps. Elliott Sadler also drove this chassis to a seventh-place finish in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

In The Loop:

According to NASCAR’s loop data statistics, Hornaday has the following stats at Kansas:

· Hornaday has a driver rating of 109.1; third overall

· First among Fastest Laps Run with 142

· First among Laps Led with 261

· Second among Laps in the top-15 with 898

Hornaday’s Career NCWTS Stats:

Starts:303

Top-5: 146

Top-10: 208

Poles: 27

Wins: 51

Laps Led: 9,525

Average Start:8.2

Average Finish: 9.3

Rearview Mirror-Rockingham:

Hornaday started 22nd and finished 12th in the Inaugural Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by Cheerwine at Rockingham Speedway. In three starts, this was Hornaday’s best finish of the 2012 season.

Get to the Point:

Hornaday has been working on an upward climb in the point’s battle since Daytona. The series veteran is up to ninth in the 2012 NCWTS driver point standings, 11 points outside the top-five. Joe Denette is up one position to 11th in the 2012 NCWTS owner point standings.

Quoting Ron Hornaday:

“Kansas has a lot of character because the track doesn’t have a lot of grip and the trucks slide around; there are multiple grooves and its fast. It’s a track that I’ve had some success at and it would be nice to get Joe’s first win as an owner there before they repave it.”

Max Gresham

No. 24 Made In USA Brand Chevrolet

Fast & Fun Facts:

In 11 NCWTS events at Kansas Speedway there has never been a repeat winner. Todd Bodine, Ron Hornaday and Johnny Sauter are the only active series drivers that have won at Kansas Speedway. Max Gresham has improved his finishing position after each of the first three events on the 2012 NCWTS schedule; Daytona (26th), Martinsville (19th), Rockingham (18th).

This Week’s No. 24 Made In USA Brand Chevrolet:

Gresham will pilot chassis No. 07 from the Joe Denette Motorsports stables in Saturday’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet Silverado that Jason White drove in 2011 at Pocono Raceway (August), Chicagoland Speedway (September), Kentucky Speedway (October) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (November).

Max At Kansas:

Gresham, has one start at Kansas Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender started on the pole and led 14 laps en route to a fourth-place finish in the 2011 Kansas Lottery 98.9.

Rookie Race:

Gresham is fourth in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle just four points behind third place, Ross Chastain. Leading the charge after Rockingham is Ty Dillon.

Gresham’s NCWTS Stats:

Starts: 3 (2011)

3 (2012)

Laps: 883

Average Start: 25.3

Average Finish: 24.0

Rearview Mirror-Rockingham:

Gresham finished 18th in the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 Presented by Cheerwine at Rockingham Speedway. The solid finish was the rookie driver’s career-best NCWTS finish.

Get to the Points:

A 26th-place finish at Daytona due to an accident out of Gresham’s control has the rookie driver playing catch-up the last three races. However, solid finishes have catapulted the No. 24 Made In USA Chevrolet from a 24th-place position in owner points following Daytona to 20th-place in points after Rockingham. Gresham is up to 17th from 24th in the 2012 NCWTS driver point standings.

Quoting Max Gresham:

“I’m really looking forward to Kansas. Although I’ve never been there in a truck, I competed in the ARCA race there last year, and nearly won it. Kansas is a flat track with multiple grooves and a lot of speed. It’s one of those ‘bread-and-butter tracks, a track where I can make a difference as a driver, and I will be able to use what I learned last year to help me this weekend. We have had strong runs in the No. 24 Made In USA Brand Chevrolet, we just can’t get the monkey off our back to secure a solid finish. I fully believe we will have a strong run this weekend, all the right components are there, and we just need a little luck on our side.”

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Race Info:

Event: SFP 250

TV: SPEED, 1:30 p.m. ET

Distance: 167 laps/250.5 miles

Track: 1.5-mile D-shaped oval


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