BACK TO MAKE HISTORY: If there’s one thing four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ron Hornaday would like to check off his bucket list, it would be to bring home a victory at the newly repaved 2.5-mile tri-oval track for the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Having never won at the track, the win would be a great way to kick off Hornaday’s 11th full-time truck series season and seventh with Kevin Harvick Inc.(KHI). KHI has something to prove at the superspeedway track, having never sat on a Truck Series pole or taken home a Truck Series victory.
VETERAN PAIR TEAM UP: Hornaday has paired up with veteran crew chief Jeff Hensley for the 2011 season. Hensley was the winning crew chief in the 2010 Daytona season opener and will look to capture the victory with Hornaday this Friday night. The two are determined to make history and put Hornaday in the record books as the first driver to win five truck series championships. With three promising test sessions taking place during the off season, the two are confident they will have all the tools in place to be able to compete for wins and contend for Hornaday’s fifth Truck Series title this season.
READY FOR A CHEESE STEAK: The No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado will partner with Steak-umm for three races during the 2011 season. The Steak-umm brand will be kicking off their partnership with KHI this weekend at Daytona International Speedway on February 18th. Steak-umm will also lead as the primary sponsor for the No. 33 truck at Nashville Superspeedway on April 22nd and Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on October 29th, where Hornaday will look to defend his win there last fall.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 team will utilize chassis No. 052 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Chassis No. 52 will make its on-track debut during the season opener. This is a new chassis constructed during the off season which the team tested in the wind tunnel.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Ron Hornaday
What are your thoughts heading into the season opener at Daytona?
“I haven’t been so ready for a race season to get started than I am for this year. Jeff Hensley and the entire No. 33 truck team have just worked their tails off this entire off season. We are so excited to get on the track and start the season off right with a win. We are really excited to have Steak-umm on board with us for Daytona. There isn’t a better combination than watching the truck race and enjoying a Philly Cheese Steak. Having Steak-umm as one of our partners’ this year is definitely going to be a season to remember.”
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