Birth Date: July, 2, 1979
Birth Place: Defiance, OH
Residence: Napoleon, OH
Height: 6′ 0″
Primary Sponsor: Twisted Tea
Car: 2015 Ford Fusion
Sam Hornish, Jr. makes his debut in the No. 9 Twisted Tea Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015.
After finishing a part-time effort in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Hornish, Jr. is again poised to challenge for victories as he returns to the Sprint Cup Series full-time.
As he enters this year with great hopes and expectations, Hornish, Jr. can rely on his many successful years of motorsports experience to help guide him in what he believes will be a year of racing renaissance.
The 33 year-old Hornish, Jr. remembers growing up racing with his father while his mother helped run the family business in his native Ohio. Advancing through the racing ranks en route to the IndyCar Series, he credits the support of his family for the unprecedented success he achieved at a young age.
Although Hornish, Jr. is a world-class race car driver, he hasn’t forgotten his roots and is actively involved in giving back to the sport and his community. In his hometown of Defiance, Ohio, he was involved in the creation of a senior center as well as the addition of a heart center at the Defiance Medical Center. He also turned his love of bowling into a successful charity campaign at the fall race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. In conjunction with Speedway Children’s Charities, Hornish, Jr. has raised over $500,000 to benefit the children of north Texas.
Hornish, Jr. also enjoys customizing vehicles. His collection includes a 1930 Model A Ford, 1951 Mercury, 1955 Chevrolet Del Ray, 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, and 1967 Chevrolet pick-up truck as well as a Corvette ZO6 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.
Hornish divides his time between Napoleon, Ohio and Mooresville, North Carolina. He and his wife, Crystal, have three children.