No. 33 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers & Relish/Kroger Chevrolet Silverado
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race 13 of 25 – Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
FOUR AND COUNTING: Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will visit Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis this weekend as not only the defending race winner but as the series all-time race winner at the short track. Behind the wheel of the No. 33 Vlasic Pickles, Peppers & Relish/Kroger Chevrolet Silverado, the veteran driver will be making his 12th start at the track, which has been on the schedule since the inaugural 1995 season, and has a stout record which includes four wins (2010, 2009, 2007, and 1997), eight top-five and eight top-10 finishes and 505 laps led. Since 2005, Hornaday has captured an average starting position of fifth and an average finishing position of 1.83. The Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) driver also made the trip to victory lane in 2000 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
PINNACLE FOODS: Long-time KHI partner Pinnacle Foods will be on board the No. 33 KHI Chevrolet at Lucas Oil Raceway. Pinnacle Foods has been a supporter of Ron Hornaday and KHI since 2009 and has chosen their Vlasic Pickles, Peppers & Relish brand in conjunction with Armour to be on board the Chevrolet this weekend. Hornaday was paired with the Vlasic brand in 2009 for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway. In the No. 33 Chevrolet, the driver started from the eighth position and led 19 laps before finishing sixth.
CHASSIS HISTORY: The No. 33 team will utilize chassis No. 043 this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway. The team competed with this particular chassis in 2010 at Nashville Superspeedway, Kansas Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This year the KHI team has used this chassis at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on April 2 and Iowa Speedway on July 16.
PREVIOUS RACE RECAP: Ron Hornaday and the No. 33 Kroger/Tide Chevrolet Silverado team finished 17th after battling handling issues during Truck Series race last Friday night at Nashville Superspeedway. The KHI team started the 150-lap event in the fourth position and raced among the top 10 for the majority of the race before slipping outside of the top 10 with 25 laps to go.
THOUGHTS FROM THE DRIVER: Ron Hornaday
What are your thoughts heading to what might be the last time at LOR?
“Lucas Oil Raceway has such a deep history behind it. I have been blessed to have great success at the track and really enjoy racing there. You can always guarantee a great race at this facility. The fans are always so supportive and great. I’m excited to see them again. We are looking forward to putting on a great show for Pinnacle Foods and the Vlasic brand.”
THOUGHTS FROM THE CREW CHIEF: Jeff Hensley
Are you excited to head to Lucas Oil Raceway?
“I’ve always run really well there but never had the finishes to prove it. Track position is imperative here like it is at most short tracks. Hornaday has one of the best track records here at LOR, so we are hoping to keep that momentum going.”
About Pinnacle Foods Croup LLC:
Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, with offices in Mountain Lakes and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products in the frozen foods and dry foods segments. The dry foods segment consists primarily of Duncan HinesR baking mixes and frostings; VlasicR pickles, peppers and relish; ArmourR canned meats; Open PitR barbeque sauce and Mrs. Butterworth’sR and Log CabinR syrups and pancake mixes. The frozen foods segment consists primarily of Aunt JemimaR frozen breakfasts; SwansonR and Hungry-ManR frozen dinners and entrees; Van de Kamp’sR and Mrs. Paul’sR frozen seafood; CelesteR pizza; Lender’sR bagels; and Birds Eye vegetables and dinners.