No. 33 Kroger/Tide Chevrolet Silverado
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 12 of 25 – Nashville Superspeedway
TROPHY READY: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will travel back to the 1.333-mile track of Nashville Superspeedway for the Lucas Deep Clean 200. The series’ only four-time champion is excited to head back to the superspeedway. In April, Ron Hornaday and the No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) team nearly clenched the victory in event but came in fourth after losing the lead in a tight battle to the checkered flag.
KHI & KROGER TOGETHER AGAIN: KHI and Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Region continue to build a strong relationship both on and off the track in 2011. Kroger and their vendor partners have combined for six wins and 18 top-10 finishes since the beginning of their relationship in 2009. Their most recent victory came with Hornaday at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN MUSIC CITY: The KHI stable has made a total of 16 Truck Series starts at the D-shaped oval. Nine different drivers have helped KHI earn some impressive statistics that include one win, eight top-five and 11 top-10 finishes while leading 152 laps. Hornaday earned KHI’s sole Truck Series victory at Nashville back in 2009.
CHASSIS HISTORY: Chassis No. 058 will be utilized by the No. 33 team this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Chassis No. 058 was raced in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway where the team brought home their fifth top-five finish of the season. The chassis was again used at Kansas Speedway just two weeks later where a blown tire early in the race relegated the team to a 30th-place finish.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Ron Hornaday and the Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado team headed to Iowa Speedway last weekend looking to race their way into victory lane. The veteran driver was one of the fastest trucks on track during the 200-lap event but just as Hornaday broke into the top 10, unfortunate circumstances hit the KHI team on lap 27 which put the No. 33 Chevrolet behind for the rest of the night. Hornaday finished the race in the 19th position, one lap down.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Ron Hornaday
What are your thoughts heading back to Nashville?
“I’m really excited to go back to Nashville with this No. 33 team. We had a truck capable of winning the last time we were there, but Kyle Busch had a truck that was just a little faster. I was able to tour the Gibson guitar factory last time I was in town and it really makes you want to win that Guitar even more. The attention to detail and the time that is put into these prestigious guitars is incredible and what makes them so special.”
-THOUGHTS FROM THE CREW CHIEF: Jeff Hensley
What are you looking forward to going back to Nashville?
“We about had this Nashville race won back in April. This team has worked really hard over the past couple weeks getting everything prepared for the summer run and I’m really proud of what we have been doing. We certainly have some room to make up, but I feel confident that we can do that at Nashville.”
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