Penske Racing

Hornish Qualifies 6th For Busch Series Season Finale At Homestead

November 17, 2007

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2007) - Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 12 Kodak Dodge Charger, earned the sixth starting position for Saturday's Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway two hours before the Busch Series season finale was to begin. 
 
Hornish's qualifying time of 31.412 seconds - 171.909 mph - was only 0.283 of a second off the pole.  
 
"I was pretty happy with the Kodak Dodge," Hornish said.  "The car was really good, but maybe a little too loose right now.  I tried to get a little more out of it the second lap and got pretty loose going into (turns) one and two.  So I figured I'd shut it down after that.  I think that if we tighten it up for the race and try to be patient, we¿ll go out there and get a top-10.¿ 
 
Live coverage of Saturday's Ford 300 will be on ESPN2 and MRN Radio at 4 p.m. EST.  
 

 

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