Sam Hornish Jr. New Hampshire Motor Speedway Preview

September 15, 2009

No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Sylvania 300     
September 20, 2009

Mobil 1 Team News and Notes of Interest
• Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, captured his seventh top-10 finish of the NASCAR Cup Series season last weekend with an eighth-place showing at Richmond International Raceway. After starting from the 33rd spot, Hornish proved he had one of the strongest cars on track by advancing into the top-10 and maintaining his position among the leaders until the checkered flag waved.
• Hornish has five top-15 finishes, with four top-10 results, this season in competition at short track venues, such as New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In June, Hornish earned an eighth-place finish at the 1.058-mile oval.
• Fans can now follow Sam Hornish Jr. on Twitter at Fans can get a glimpse inside his everyday life while keeping up-to-date on the latest news for the No. 77 team.
• Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, September 20 from 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. EDT at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sam Hornish Jr. on New Hampshire Motor Speedway
“New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a flat track that can be a challenge for drivers and teams. It’s important for the race car to handle well on entry into the corners and you need to have the ability to accelerate quickly on the exit of the turns. I’ve always felt that New Hampshire and Richmond are similar to each other. After a strong run in Richmond last weekend, and a top-10 finish at Loudon in June, we hope to have a similar result this weekend.”

Crew Chief Travis Geisler on New Hampshire Motor Speedway
“New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a flat, short track which always proves difficult when trying to get a good balance on the handling of the race car. Having a car that will turn through the center and still have good forward drive off the corners is always a challenge. We had a very good car for the first race at Loudon and we have had four top-10 finishes at short tracks this season. Everyone on the Mobil 1 Dodge is looking forward to another good race.”