Monday, September 7, 2009
Hornaday finishes 4th at Iowa, extends NASCAR Truck Series lead
Ron Hornaday Jr. made his first visit to Iowa Speedway a top-five performance. Hornaday finished fourth in the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.
Mike Skinner won the race, his second of the season.
Hornaday increased his lead in the Truck Series standings to 225 points over Matt Crafton. Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc., is in search of his fourth Truck Series championship.
“The guys on this Longhorn Silverado did a great job,” said Hornaday, a former Saugus Speedway champ. “We didn't have the truck to beat, Skinner did. We just fought loose-in, tight-off all night. Actually, we really struggled the last two days, but this is why this KHI team is championship caliber. It was a lot of fun here. We didn’t give up and with eight races to go, we still have our lead. Crafton was good and I am not sure how we gained five points on him, but we’ll take it.”
Photo: Colin Braun driver of the No. 6 Con-Way Freight Ford visits with Kevin Harvick Inc's Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet) during qualifying for Saturday night's Lucas Oil 200. Braun finished the race third while Hornaday ended his night in fourth. (Photo Credit: David Purdy / Getty Images for NASCAR)