Hornish to Start 16th in Martinsville Truck Series Race
October 18, 2008
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (September 18, 2008) – Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 4 Penske Truck Rental Dodge Ram in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in conjunction with Bobby Hamilton Racing, qualified in the 16th position for today’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
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Making his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racing debut, Hornish posted a fast lap time of 20.118 seconds at a speed of 94.125 miles per hour. The effort secured the Penske Truck Rental team the 16th starting position this afternoon, the second-fastest of those required to qualify on time.
“I’m really looking forward to my first Craftsman Truck Series race,” said Hornish. “I’m having a lot of fun out there and I feel the extra time on track will provide me with valuable experience for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Martinsville Speedway is of my favorite places to race and I want to get to the point where we can really run well here.”
The Kroger 200 will air live on SPEED today beginning at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The race will also be broadcast live on MRN at 3 p.m. EDT.
Driver: Sam Hornish Jr.
Pole: Ron Hornaday Jr.
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