Friday, August 7, 2009
Hornaday’s record NASCAR Camping World Truck Series run
Ron Hornaday Jr. has the NASCAR Camping World Series record for most consecutive wins, five, and most career wins, 45. His win last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway in Tennessee was his fifth in a row and the 45th of his career.
Here’s a look at some of the other records Hornaday has reached or are within his grasp during his current five-race winning streak:
Hornaday has a 216-point lead in the Truck Series standings, the largest margin after the first 14 races. The previous record lead was 165 points set by Jack Sprague over Greg Biffle in 1999. Sprague went on to win the Truck Series championship that year, but by only eight points over Biffle.
Hornaday’s lead over second-place Matt Crafton might seem insurmountable at this point, but in 1999, Biffle actually surpassed Sprague in the Truck Series standings. The two drivers swapped places atop the standings over the last three races of the season.
Hornaday’s has six wins this season. His career high for wins in a season is seven. The Truck Series record for wins in a season is nine, set by Biffle in 1999.
Hornaday, Richard Petty and Bobby Allison are the only NASCAR drivers to win five national events in a row. Of course Petty and Allison accomplished their feats at the pinnacle of stock car racing.
Petty holds the record for most consecutive NASCAR wins in a row with 10 during the 1967 season.
If Hornaday can win the next Truck Series race, Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, he will become the only Truck Series driver to win six races in a row.
Photo: Former NFL player Frank Wycheck waves the green flag to start the Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. Ron Hornaday Jr., in the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc., went on to win his fifth straight Truck Series race. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images)