Richmond: Sam Hornish Jr. preview

* Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, is no stranger to Richmond International Raceway, having competed in three different racing series at the .75-mile oval. In IndyCar Series competition, Hornish produced...

* Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, is no stranger to Richmond International Raceway, having competed in three different racing series at the .75-mile oval. In IndyCar Series competition, Hornish produced two victories with four top-five results and one pole position in a total of seven starts. Last season, Hornish earned two top-10 finishes at Richmond in the NASCAR Cup Series. He has also competed in two Nationwide Series races at the venue with one top-15 result..

* In 73 Cup Series starts at Richmond International Raceway, Penske Racing has a total of five wins -- four with Rusty Wallace and one with Ryan Newman. The organization also has five pole positions, 27 top-five and 41 top-10 finishes at the .75-mile short track.

* Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Saturday, May 1 from 4 -- 4:30 p.m. EDT at Richmond International Speedway.

Sam Hornish Jr.:

What are the keys to success at Richmond International Raceway?

"I've always enjoyed racing at Richmond International Raceway and have been able to find success there in both the IndyCar Series as well as in NASCAR. Last season, the Mobil 1 team earned top-10 finishes in both races at Richmond and we are all excited to return and hopefully race for similar results. Richmond is a multi-groove racetrack and that makes for exciting racing for drivers and fans alike. Patience is key at short tracks. You have to put yourself in position to be there at the end of the race when it matters most."

Crew Chief Travis Geisler:

What are your thoughts for this weekend's race at Richmond International Raceway?

"Saturday night at Richmond always produces exciting racing. The track seems to widen out during the race and allows for some great-side-by-side racing. The Mobil 1 Dodge is ready to go and repeat our strong performances at Richmond last season. It is important to get the car turning well through the center of the corners while still having the rear secure under throttle on exit. We will focus on these keys during our practice on Friday to get the car dialed in for Sam."

-source: penske

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Rusty Wallace , Ryan Newman , Travis Geisler , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske