Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway (1.5 mile speedway, Sparta, KY)
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Leading From The Front: Hornish has consistently been the top finishing NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) regular driver over much of the season, which has paid dividends as he leads the series standings for the fifth consecutive week. He has now held the top spot for 13 of the 26 races this year.
Close To Home: This weekend will be the home race for the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustang engine tuner Brad Thompson, who is from Hodgenville, KY.
Strong Finishes In The Stretch: Over the last nine events, Hornish has accumulated six top-three finishes, with three of those coming on intermediate tracks.
Kentucky Quality Qualifying: In his three previous NNS starts at Kentucky, Hornish owns a 3.3 starting average and a 5.7 average finish.
Needs One To Make Three: Hornish has tasted victory at Kentucky Speedway as he notched two wins at the venue during his open-wheel days (2001 & 2006).
Time To Sign: Hornish will be participating in the Nationwide Series autograph session at the Fan Hospitality Zone on Saturday from 2:30 – 3:30pm.
SAM HORNISH JR., NO. 12 ALLIANCE TRUCK PARTS FORD MUSTANG
YOU HAVE BEEN STRONG ON THE INTERMEDIATE TRACKS THIS SEASON. IS THIS YOUR WEEKEND TO CAPITALIZE?
“We have been strong on the intermediate tracks this year. Our Alliance Truck Parts Ford Mustangs have had speed, and we have been executing well over the second half of the season. We still have a little room for improvement in terms of getting the car where we need it to be at the end of the race, so we can go after the win. We have to be smart and yet still have the tempered aggression that it takes to win. The points battle is so close that we have to be mindful of whom we are racing. We’ve come a long way, but a lot can happen over the next seven races.”