THREE IN A ROW: Ron Hornaday has won the last two truck series events at Texas Motor Speedway. Hornaday and the No. 33 team will bring the truck that swept both Texas events in 2008. This same chassis went to victory lane at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May. In twelve years competing in the Truck Series, Hornaday has not won three races in a row at the same facility. If Hornaday can achieve the three-peat, he would add Texas and New Hampshire as tracks where he holds three career wins.
VEINTI BOUND: Kevin Harvick Inc.(KHI) has enjoyed success in the Truck Series throughout their eight seasons of operation. Following Hornaday’s win at Charlotte in May, KHI now chases Truck Series victory number 20 heading into TMS this weekend.
MEDIA ACCESS: Members of the media can now log on to www.kevinharvickinc.com to gain access to press kit information online. For more information please email Jessica Stroupe at KHI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes from the Professor: Quotes from Ron Hornaday:
WHAT ABOUT YOUR 1.5-MILE PROGRAM AT KHI MAKES YOU SO SUCCESSFUL AT TRACKS LIKE TEXAS?
“I’m not sure that we have found one thing that makes us better at the 1.5-mile tracks. Rick (Ren) and the guys have worked on our aero package and several things under the hood that have made our Chevrolet Silverado’s stronger at these types of tracks.”
WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO WIN THREE IN A ROW AT TEXAS?
“It would be something I’ve never done before! It is always special to get a win, I really don’t care where you’re at. To win three races in a row at the same place shows just how dominant a team can be there. Brendan (Gaughan) won four in a row here a few years ago so I guess I would just be trying to catch him.”
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 Longhorn team will bring chassis
No. 024 to Texas Motor Speedway. This is the same truck that swept both Texas events in 2008. The last time chassis No. 024 was on track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in May, the No. 33 team ended up in victory lane for the first time in 2009.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last week at Dover (Del) International Speedway, Hornaday and the No. 33 team blew a right-front tire at lap 34 sending the No. 33 truck hard into the outside wall after sitting on the pole for the 200-lap event and leading 12 laps. The truck sustained severe right side damage. The team worked for 157 laps to get the No. 33 truck back out on track. Hornaday would end the race in the 26th position, but still maintained the points lead by 27 markers over Mike Skinner.
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ABOUT KEVIN HARVICK INC.:
Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001, is a 70,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. KHI houses two full-time Truck Series teams, including the 2007 series champions, the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado driven by three-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday and the No. 4 KHI All-Stars Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ricky Carmichael and a variety of NASCAR Sprint Cup stars. KHI is also home to the No. 33 Chevrolet Impala competing full-time in the Nationwide Series, with drivers Kevin Harvick (a two-time Nationwide Series champion), Hornaday and Cale Gale. The 2009 season marks KHI’s sixth year of full-time competition in NASCAR’s elite divisions. Visit www.kevinharvickinc.com for more information.
June 6, 2009
Texas Motor Speedway
WinStar World Casino 400
Race length: 167 Laps/ 250.5 Miles
Banking/Turns: 24-degrees in turns,
Track layout: 1.5-mile
Practice: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m., EST
Final Practice: 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., EST
Qualifying: 6:00 p.m., EST
TV: The WinStar World Casino 400 can be seen on SPEED at 8:30 p.m., EST
Radio: The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will broadcast live at 8:30 p.m., EST
Engine: Pro Motors Engineering (PME)
Truck Series Statistics at
Texas Motor Speedway
Top Five’s: 4
Top 10’s: 8
Laps Led: 540
Average Start: 9.5
Average Finish: 10.7