Sam Hornish Jr. New Hampshire Motor Speedway Preview

June 22, 2010

Sam Hornish Jr.
No. 77 AAA/Go Penske Dodge Charger
New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Lenox Industrial Tools 301
June 27, 2010

AAA/Go Penske Team News and Notes of Interest
• Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 AAA/Go Penske Dodge Charger, has just four starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Last June, after starting from the 26th spot, Hornish secured his first top-10 finish at the track with an eighth-place showing at the 1.058-mile oval.
• In 62 Cup Series starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Penske Racing has a total of four wins – two with Ryan Newman and one apiece with Rusty Wallace and Kurt Busch. The organization also has six pole awards, 13 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes in Loudon.
• Each week Mobil 1 crew chief Travis Geisler offers fans a glimpse into car setup for each racetrack on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit at Geisler reports that at New Hampshire, tight corners require a loose racecar and older tires still have a lot of life left in them. Learn more at
• Hornish will appear at the AAA display in the midway at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to answer fan questions on Sunday, June 27 beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT.
• Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, June 27 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. EDT at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Sam Hornish Jr. Quotes
Talk about your top-10 performance at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last year…
“We were really good on the long run at New Hampshire last spring. We were fourth going into the last pit stop, we pitted but a handful of other cars stayed out. We were really hounding the No. 14 car to get around him before the rain came to end the race. If we could've done that, I think we would've had a strong top-three finish. It was a good day for us regardless, but it could've been a lot better."

What are your thoughts for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway?
“We have definitely run well at New Hampshire in the past and at the flatter tracks. As different as they look, New Hampshire and Pocono have a lot in common with how flat the racetrack is and how little grip you really have. The Mobil 1 team tends to run well at the flatter tracks and I'm looking forward to having a strong run with the AAA/Go Penske Dodge this weekend.”

Crew Chief Travis Geisler Quote
What are your thoughts for this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway?
“Last year we had some good races in Loudon, and I am excited to get back on track with a solid run at the flat one-mile track. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a difficult place to get the right setup on the car because of the need to rotate the center of the corner and still have good forward drive on the throttle. We have had good luck with the red, white and blue AAA/Go Penske paint scheme on the No. 77 Dodge in the past and we hope that the same will hold for this weekend.”