FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 2, 2007) ¿ Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 12 Kodak Dodge Charger, qualified 16th Friday for Saturday¿s O'Reilly Challenge NASCAR Busch Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The defending IndyCar Texas race winner posted a lap of 188.114 mph, 28.706 seconds, in earning a position on the grid for his seventh Busch Series race this season.
¿We¿ve been fortunate enough not to miss any of the Busch races so far and that¿ll carry on,¿ Hornish said. ¿That¿s a testament to show what a difference there is going from the Busch car to the Cup car. It¿s obviously something that I¿m happy with. Hopefully, we¿ll have a good run in the Kodak Dodge tomorrow. That¿s what we came here to do; to come back and get some more seat time and preparation for going to the last two races of the year.¿
Saturday¿s live coverage of the O¿Reilly Challenge will be by ESPN2 and PRN radio at 3 p.m. EDT.