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Hornish Qualifies 14th at Texas Motor Speedway

November 3, 2012




FT. WORTH, Texas (November 3, 2012) – Sam Hornish, Jr.  and the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger team qualified 14th for Saturday evening’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hornish hustled his Penske Dodge around the 1.5-mile oval in 30.252 seconds at 178.501 miles per hour during Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session. Ryan Blaney will start 19th in the No. 22 Discount Tire Challenger.

“We were just a bit too free in our Alliance Truck Parts Dodge during our qualifying run.” said Hornish. “I ran kind of low and clipped the apron a bit and that hurt us a little too. We are in pretty good shape though – we have a really fast Dodge Challenger in race trim and we are looking forward to tonight’s race. ”

The O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge will air live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Saturday. Race coverage will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90.