Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sam Hornish Jr. showed speed at Atlanta and expects same at Las Vegas

Sam Hornish Jr. is 300/1 to in Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas
Camping World Makes Debut on No. 9 This Weekend

The last time Sam Hornish Jr. visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he celebrated in Victory Lane. Hornish won the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the 1.5-mile track in 2013. This weekend, he returns competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Richard Petty Motorsports.

Hornish has three Sprint Cup series starts at Las Vegas, his last coming in 2010. He earned his best finish of 16th in 2009. In just two starts in the XFINITY Series, Hornish earned one win and two Top-10 finishes for an average finish of fifth at the 1.5-mile track.

This weekend, Camping World will make its debut as co-primary sponsor with Medallion Bank. The nation’s number one retailer of RVs, RV accessories and RV-related services will be featured on the hood of the No.9 Ford Fusion for the next two races.

Last time @SamHornish visited @LVMotorSpeedway he celebrated in Victory Lane. He’ll look for another good run in #9 Ford this weekend. #NASCAR

The last time @Sam Hornish Jr. visited @Las Vegas Motor Speedway he visited Victory Lane. That was in the 2013 XFINITY Series race. He’ll look for another good run this weekend in the No. 9 Medallion Bank/Camping World Ford.

Hornish Weekend Chatter:
“I haven’t had the opportunity to run in Vegas since I won the XFINITY race there in 2013. Even though the track is a fresher re-pave, there are a lot of bumps and the tires do wear out a bit there as well. I feel like Vegas is one of those places that I always enjoy going there, but when I leave, sometimes I’m not as happy as I should be. Although, the last time I left there I felt pretty darn good about it, so hopefully I’ll have that same feeling this time.

“I’m getting more and more comfortable with the race team. We had a good finish at Daytona, and showed speed at Atlanta. We should have the same speed at Vegas, they are similar tracks, and hopefully, we just have some better luck in the race. All but two drivers need to win a race to be guaranteed to get into The Chase. That is our goal, but we also want to keep building and getting better each weekend too.”

About Richard Petty Motorsports:
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP, Strike Ten Entertainment and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.

- Breaking Limits, LLC., for Richard Petty Motorsports

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