Second For Eight: Through 16 races, Hornish has led the standings for seven races, held the second spot for eight races and fell to third for one race. He currently holds down the second position once again in the standings – six points behind leader Regan Smith.
Learning To Lead: Hornish has led more laps this season (349) than he has in entire NASCAR Nationwide Series career.
Only One Other: This will be just the second start at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the Nationwide Series for Hornish. Last season he started sixth and finished fourth. He has eight Cup starts at the venue.
Dash4Cash: Hornish is one of four drivers entered into the Nationwide Series Dash4Cash, which allows him the opportunity to earn $100,000 should he be the highest finishing Dash4Cash eligible driver. Look for a distinctive blue windshield decal and blue spoiler to identify the Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang as a Dash4Cash participant.
Stat To Stat: Approaching the halfway point of the 2013 Nationwide Series schedule – Hornish has a 6.2 average start and a 10.4 average finish.
Back On Speed Center: After taking a break from his analyst duties while home in Ohio for the recent Mid-west races – Hornish is back in front of the camera on SPEED Center on Sunday.
SAM HORNISH JR., NO. 12 ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS FORD
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING INTO NEW HAMPSHIRE?
“We are looking forward to this race. This track is one that I genuinely enjoy as it demands a lot from the driver and the crew. The team is in a fantastic place right now and I feel good about our chances. I like this area a lot because of its beauty and the fans are passionate too. We are going to give it our best and hopefully get our Alliance Truck Parts Ford into victory circle.”
BRIAN CAMPE, ENGINEER NO. 12 ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS FORD
HOW DO YOU APPROACH THIS WEEKEND IN TERMS OF SET-UP?
“This has been our best short-track with Sam. We have run well here and the No. 22 team won this race last year. So we are combining our notes and taking advantage of the resources we have available to us in order to give ourselves the best shot at a strong performance in our Ford Mustang this weekend. Based on our recent trend of solid finishes we are looking to be up front at the end.”