Well Qualified At The Glen: At last year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Watkins Glen Hornish earned his first-ever NASCAR pole. He led 15 laps as he went on to score a top-three finish.
The Road Well Traveled: Over the last two seasons in NNS competition Hornish has an average finish of 3.75 at road-course events.
Tight Points Race Tied: After last weekend’s strong second-place finish, Hornish is just 14 points out of first in the series standings. He and Regan Smith both have 684 points with Smith holding a one win advantage over Hornish.
#OneWay4PVA: Hornish spent some time with a couple of veterans at the Penske Racing facility on Tuesday in support of the OneWay4PVA Penske Truck Rental promotion. The bright yellow and blue Penske Truck Rental Ford will race at The Glen this Saturday.
Three For The Road: This weekend Penske Racing has three Ford Mustangs entered in the Zippo 200.
SAM HORNISH JR., NO. 12 PENSKE TRUCK RENTAL FORD
THE ROAD-COURSES HAVE BEEN GOOD TO YOU, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS RACE?
“We are coming of a solid performance last weekend at Iowa and we ran very well last year at The Glen. So we are looking forward this race. I do enjoy the road course races as I feel like they suit my driving style. It is a challenge to set the car up as best as possible and then the driver has to carry it through the tough spots, and I like that. It is also a beautiful area and the fans are great too. The Penske Truck Rental Ford team is ready for this one.”
GREG ERWIN, NO. 12 PENSKE TRUCK RENTAL FORD CREW CHIEF
THE TEAM IS COMING OFF A STRONG FINISH, HOW DOES THAT TRANSLATE TO THIS WEEKEND?
“Our road-course Ford Mustangs have been strong this year, and our driver knows his way around The Glen. We have been fine tuning our driver-crew chief communications which has been paying dividends. Our Penske pit-crew has been solid and we feel as though we are poised to turn it up over the second half of the season. We plan on building on last weekend’s momentum and bringing home another strong finish.”