Hornish Qualifies 11th for Saturday's Royal Purple 300

March 24, 2012

Fontana, Calif. (March 24, 2012) - Sam Hornish, Jr., driver of the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger, qualified 11th for Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway.

Hornish turned a lap of 41.089 seconds around the two-mile track at an average speed of 175.229 miles per hour. Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski qualified third in the No. 22 America’s Tire Dodge.

“We weren’t quite as good as we would like to have been in our Alliance Truck Parts Dodge, said Hornish. “It is a big wide race track with plenty of room to pass so we will go out there this afternoon and do our best to make our way to the front.”

The Royal Purple 300 coverage will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPN on Saturday, March 24. Race coverage will also be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90.