Sam Hornish Jr. NSCS Richmond Preview

September 7, 2010

No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger
Richmond International Raceway – Air Guard 400
September 11, 2010

Mobil 1 Team News and Notes
• Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, is no stranger to Richmond International Raceway, having competed in three different racing series at the .75-mile oval. In IndyCar Series competition, Hornish produced two victories with four top-five results and one pole position in a total of seven starts at the track. Last season, Hornish earned two top-10 finishes at Richmond in the NASCAR Cup Series. He has also competed in two Nationwide Series races at the venue with one top-15 result.
• At NASCAR short-track venues, Hornish has earned three top-10 and nine top-20 finishes in Cup Series competition. In IndyCar Series competition at Richmond, Hornish posted two wins four top-five finishes in a total of seven starts.
• 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 Richmond, track position is key and the entire race hinges on negotiating the tight corners, so setups are loose to let the rear of the car rotate. Learn more at
• Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 11 from 3:30 – 4 p.m. EDT.

Sam Hornish Jr. Quote
What are the keys to success at Richmond International Raceway?
“I’ve always enjoyed racing at Richmond International Raceway and have been able to find success there in both NASCAR and the IndyCar Series. Last season, the Mobil 1 team earned top-10 finishes in both races at Richmond and we know we are capable of a strong finish this weekend. Richmond is a multi-groove racetrack and that makes for exciting racing, but patience is so important. You have to put yourself in position to be there at the end of the race when it matters most.”

Crew Chief Travis Geisler Quote
What are your thoughts for this weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway?
“Saturday night at Richmond always produces exciting racing. The track seems to widen out during the race and it allows for some great side-by-side racing. It is important to get the car turning well through the center of the corners while still having the rear secure under throttle on exit. Richmond has been a strong track for Sam in NASCAR with two top-10 finishes there last season. We are focused on getting the Mobil 1 Dodge dialed in for another strong run this weekend.”