Ron Hornaday Jr. is coming off his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win of the season and is the leader in the Truck Series standings. Hornaday, a driver for Kevin Harvick Inc., won the Truck Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. He is the Truck Series leader in career wins with 40.
“After a win you always have momentum on your side,” said Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for KHI. “Winning gives you the confidence to go into the next race and know that you can make it to victory lane. I have always felt this team thrives off winning. Our season up until Charlotte had not been bad, we have not finished outside the top-10 yet, so I would say that we kick started our season in Daytona, we are just now showing our strength.”
Hornaday’s team is bringing one of its older trucks to the next race, Friday night at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. The truck has been in only six races, between 2007 and 2008. But it has never finished worse than fifth. The last time Hornaday ran the truck, he finished second at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2008. Hornaday has never finished outside the top 10 in Truck Series races at Dover. He won the Truck Series race at Dover in 2007.
“Dover can be tough on a driver,” Hornaday said. “The two corners seem to be a different from each other. You may have a different approach going into turn one than you do going into turn three. There are two lines you can run at Dover that are both really fast. We have had some good trucks here at KHI, had we not broken a part in the motor last year we probably would have caught Scott Speed there at the end and made it interesting and I think we’ll be good again this year at Dover.”