LUCKY NUMBER THREE: Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will be racing for win number three at Kentucky Speedway this weekend in the No. 33 Wisk® Laundry Detergent Chevrolet Silverado. This weekend’s UNOH 225 is the second race in a row where Hornaday will be shooting to capture a third victory at a 1.5-mile oval in his Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) Chevrolet.
SUCCESS IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE: Hornaday is credited with two victories at the D-shaped oval, one during the 2006 Truck Series season and the other during his 2009 championship run. In 2006 Hornaday led 47 of the 150-laps, battling from a 22nd-place starting position to bring home his second victory of the season. His 2009 win was the third win in a record breaking five-race win streak that steered him to his fourth championship title.
WISK®: Wisk® Laundry Detergent will be on board the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, marking their second venture into the NASCAR industry but their first in the Truck Series. Wisk® was the first liquid laundry detergent launched back in 1956. They have since reorganized their brand and are putting an emphasis on the science of stain fighting.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 team will utilize chassis No. 046 this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same chassis the team took to victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10. The No. 33 team raced this particular chassis at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in May where the team brought home a ninth-place finish. It also saw competition in 2010 at Iowa Speedway in July and Nashville Superspeedway in August.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Ron Hornaday and the No. 33 Kroger/IAMS Chevrolet Silverado team captured their first victory of the 2011 Truck Series season on June 10 at Texas Motor Speedway. The veteran driver piloted a fast Chevrolet, running in the top five for the majority of the event before being in the right place at the right time on the final restart and taking home the checked flag. The win moved Hornaday to third in the Driver’s Point standings, 33 markers out of the lead.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Ron Hornaday
How do you feel coming off of your first win of 2011?
“It was really great to bring home a win for KHI and for everyone who is a part of this No. 33 team. Jeff Hensley and the guys have been working really hard on these trucks, and this win is momentum for this race team.”
What are you most looking forward to at Kentucky?
“Kentucky is a really fast race track, and has really unique characteristics with the bumps. I’ve got two wins at the track and will definitely be going for my third. The fans have always been so great and supportive at this track, and with all three series there this weekend, they will really have a great experience. We have a new sponsor on board this weekend with Wisk® Laundry Detergent and are hoping to give them a good run in this No. 33 KHI Chevrolet.”
THOUGHTS FROM THE CREW CHIEF: Jeff Hensley
What are your thoughts heading into Kentucky?
“Kentucky is one of my favorite tracks. I am excited about going there. I’ve always wanted to race there more than once a year and finally this year we’ll get to do it. It’ll be nice to have two shots at the win. We get an extra practice session this weekend that we aren’t used to having. Since we don’t get to test too much anymore, it will be nice to have that extra session.”
What are special characteristics about the race track?
“I think the track changes every time we go back. There are bumps in different places and they are difficult to work with, especially in turns one and two. The shock package is very important at this track because of those characteristics.”
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