No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Preview - Kansas

October 16, 2012

No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Team News and Notes
• This weekend the No. 12 Penske Dodge will compete under the Alliance Truck Parts banner. Alliance Truck Parts is a brand of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of Class 4-8 vehicles. Find out more at or follow at @allianceparts on Twitter or on Facebook
• This event marks Hornish's 63rd Nationwide Series start - he has scored one victory, one pole, 11 top-five and 25 top-10 finishes in series competition
• This will mark Hornish's first NASCAR Nationwide Series start at Kansas Speedway. He has four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts and seven IZOD IndyCar Series career starts at the venue, which includes one victory (2006).
• After 29 races, Hornish and the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge team are ranked fourth in the NNS Championship point standings.
• This weekend the No. 12 Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger will race chassis PRS-229, which Sam drove to a sixth-place finish at Kentucky Speedway earlier this season
• Here's a fun fact - Sam has an 1897 armoire custom fitted into the wall of the bar/game room area of his home
• Penske Racing has 364 all-time race victories with 102 NASCAR wins and 423 pole positions overall, including 127 NASCAR poles.
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Sam Hornish Jr. comments about this weekend's Kansas Lottery 300 - "We are looking forward to this weekend at Kansas. The Alliance Truck Parts Dodge Challenger has made marked improvements on the mile-and-a-half tracks this year. This event presents us with a bit of an unknown with the newly repaved racing surface, but we are confident that our Penske Racing crew will find a way to get the most out of our Dodge Challenger and have a strong result this weekend."

Crew Chief Chad Walter comments about this weekend's Kansas Lottery 300
- "This weekend will be interesting for everybody with the freshly repaved surface at Kansas. The Penske Dodges have historically been strong at Kansas and our Alliance Truck Parts team is much stronger than our recent results show. Our mile-and-a-half program has improved substantially over the course of this season so we feel pretty good heading into this weekend."