Wednesday, April 10, 2013

After Martinsville Disappointment, Hornaday Primed For Rockingham Rebound

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Ron Hornaday, Jr. returns to the legendary Rockingham Speedway this weekend for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock Presented by Cheerwine; one of the few tracks on the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series where he has yet to record a win. 

Hornaday will carry the distinctive, green Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff sponsorship this weekend, and carry an on-board camera for SPEED’s live television coverage of the event.  

Crew chief Bruce Cook and the NTS Motorsports team will be working with the same chassis from the Joe Denette Motorsports stables that they tested with at Rockingham earlier this spring, and Hornaday expressed confidence that the test will pay dividends.  

“After testing at Rockingham earlier this year, I think our NTS Motorsports team is more prepared for how the trucks will react to the racetrack,” he said. “It’s one of the few tracks I haven’t won on, so I want to go in, dominate the race and leave with a win.”  

 It was tough coming off of the Martinsville weekend where we had a truck good enough to win and got wrecked while leading,” admitted Cook. “We’ve all kept our heads high this week, dug in a little deeper, and feel like we’ve prepared another good truck for Rockingham 

I’m pretty excited to go to Rockingham and see how much our testing there helped. The track is old and has quite a few bumps that upset the truck. While we were there (testing) we worked on the setups for both Brennan (Newberry) and Ron, making sure the drivers didn’t feel the bumps as much. I feel confident in the packages we are bringing to the track and can’t wait to see how competitive we are.”

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