Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Hornish Headed To RPM In 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports is expected to announce tomorrow that Sam Hornish, Jr. will replace the departing Marcos Ambrose in the team’s No. 9 Sprint Cup Series Ford, beginning next season.

Hornish is a three-time champion of the Verizon IndyCar Series and a former winner of the Indianapolis 500. He has three career Nationwide Series victories with Team Penske and Joe Gibbs Racing, and 131 starts in the headline Sprint Cup division. His career-best fourth place finish came with Team Penske in 2011 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway.

He was left without a ride at the end of last season when sponsorship failed to materialize, despite finishing a strong second in the Nationwide Series championship standings. He has run an extremely limited schedule with JGR this season.  

Ambrose announced recently that he will return to his native Australia in 2014 to drive in the Australian V8 Supercar Series for a new team co-owned by Penske and Aussie Dick Johnson.


  1. Anonymous7:41 PM

    It's about time

  2. Doug M8:57 PM

    Awesome. I am very happy for Sam. He will do a good job for them.

  3. Anonymous9:45 PM

    I think this is a great pick. He was within a whisker of a Nationwide Championship last year, and then couldn't get a full time ride. Hornish has the talent to win at a road course, which is all you need to get into the Chase. He could have gone back to IndyCar, but he stayed loyal to NASCAR and is being rewarded. I just hope the sponsorship is there. Good for Sam.

  4. Dwayne in Memphis10:49 AM

    I would love to see what Hornish could do in Penske's Cup package right now!! They switched from Dodge to Ford and never looked back - except when looking back at the rest of the Fords in the field on Sunday.

  5. Michael in SoCal12:29 PM

    Sam Hornish is this new Penske power is going to be something to watch. Happy for Sam and for RPM.