Charlotte II: Sam Hornish Jr qualifying report

Hornish to Start 22nd at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 15, 2009) - Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, will start the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway from the 22nd...

Hornish to Start 22nd at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 15, 2009) - Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, will start the NASCAR Banking 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway from the 22nd starting position on Saturday night.

Track activity was delayed several hours at the 1.5-mile oval due to inclement weather on Thursday. In an abbreviated evening practice session, Hornish ran a fast-lap time of 29.392 seconds at a speed of 189.367 miles per hour placing him in the ninth position overall.

The 8th competitor to make a qualifying attempt later Thursday night, Hornish posted a fast-lap time of 28.557 seconds at a speed of 189.095 miles per hour. The effort secured the 22nd starting position for the No. 77 team.

"Our Mobil 1 Dodge is pretty good. I just overdrove it on the first lap driving into Turn 1," said Hornish. "I was excited because I had a good car in practice and tried to get the most out of it that I could. I feel like we have a good race car. We generally tend to run good here. We'll keep our heads up and try to dial it in tomorrow."

-credit: pr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis