|THERE EVERY LAP OF THE WAY: Ron Hornaday has 10 starts at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hornaday has completed each and every lap he has attempted around the progressive-banked track, making a total of 1,486 circuits in his 10 starts.TOP RUNNER: In the last five events at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Hornaday has spent more time in the top 15 than any other Truck Series driver. Out of 679 laps completed in the last five Truck Series events at Homestead, Hornaday has been running in the top 15 for 621 of those laps (91.5-percent).
ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE: Even though 2010 is not the season the No. 33 team or Hornaday were hoping for, in retrospect the numbers speak for themselves. In almost every loop data statistical category in which NASCAR calculates, Hornaday ranks second to 2010 Truck Series champion Todd Bodine. Hornaday is a close second to Bodine in the category of average running position; Bodine has an average running position of 6.5 compared to Hornaday’s 8.6. Hornaday also rides in the runner-up position in the driver rating category, falling mere points behind Bodine. The driver rating category is an overall compilation of wins, finishes, average running position, laps led, average speed under green and fastest laps completed. Hornaday even leads all Truck Series drivers in 2010 as the fastest driver in traffic. Although 2010 did not produce the finishes the No. 33 team would have liked, the fact that the team was highly competitive cannot be argued when looking at the statistical numbers.
Notes from the Professor: Quotes from Ron Hornaday:
DOES GOING INTO HOMESTEAD THIS YEAR KNOWNING THAT YOU ARE NOT IN THE MIDST OF A CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE MAKE THE RACE ANY DIFFERENT?
“It absolutely makes the experience different. For the past three seasons, I have driven to Homestead knowing there is pressure on me and the team to perform and win a championship. Two out of the three times we delivered, but it’s stressful. This year we are in a different situation, some due to bad luck, and some due to putting ourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s really strange how things can change so quickly in this sport. I’m ready to get to Homestead and put a cap on this season, I’m already looking forward to regrouping in the off season and getting a fresh start in 2011.”
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 Georgia Boot team will take chassis No. 042 to Homestead-Miami Speedway. Chassis No. 042 was last on track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Ken Schrader behind the wheel. Earlier in 2010, chassis No. 042 visited victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway with KHI co-owner Kevin Harvick.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway, Hornaday had a top-five run going when Austin Dillon got loose underneath the No. 33 truck with 36 laps remaining in the 150-lap event. Dillon lost the nose of his No. 3 Chevrolet, hooking the right-rear quarter panel of the No. 33 truck. The contact sent Hornaday hard into the turn one wall. The No. 33 truck sustained heavy rear-end damage. With less than 30 laps remaining, the team assessed that the damage was terminal and ended the evening with a DNF (did not finish) for the third week in a row, finishing in the 29th-position.
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|ABOUT GEORGIA BOOT:
Since 1937, Georgia Boot has been a manufacturer and marketer of quality work and outdoor footwear. It is a division of Rocky Brands, a publicly traded company on Nasdaq® under the symbol: RCKY. For more information, visit www.georgiaboot.com.
|About Kevin Harvick Inc.Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), established in 2001 by Kevin and DeLana Harvick, is an 80,000 sq. ft. facility located in Kernersville, N.C. Home of the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship team, KHI enters 2010 in its seventh full year of competition with two full-time Truck Series teams and one full-time Nationwide Series team. Four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday returns to the helm of the No. 33 Truck team looking for his fifth title and third championship for KHI (2009 and 2007), while Sprint Cup series stars Kevin Harvick and Elliott Sadler guide the No. 2 Truck team. Two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Harvick will again shine as the lead driver of the No. 33 Nationwide Series team as he continues to make his mark in motorsports and establish KHI as one of the top teams in NASCAR competition. For more information about KHI and its teams, please visit www.KevinHarvickInc.com.|