Hornish Qualifies Sixth for Bashas' Supermarkets 200

March 3, 2012

Avondale,  Ariz. (March 3, 2012) - Sam Hornish, Jr., driver of the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger qualified sixth for Saturday’s Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Hornish turned a lap of 27.189 seconds around the unique one-mile track at an average speed of 132.406 miles per hour. Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski qualified seventh in the No. 22 Discount Tire Dodge.

“The No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger was a little free in qualifying trim, said Hornish. “We had trouble getting off of turn two, which hurt our overall speed. All in all, we are in pretty good shape heading into the race, as we know what the car needs to run well this afternoon.”

Sam Hornish Jr. is scheduled to be featured in the pre-race show.

The Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 coverage will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2 Saturday, March 3. Race coverage will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90.