Ron Hornaday Wins at Kansas Speedway from the Pole Defending Champions Collects 34th Career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory; Take Lead in Point Standings Teammate Jack Sprague Brings Home Runner-up Spot to Give Silverado One-Two Finish...
Ron Hornaday Wins at Kansas Speedway from the Pole
Defending Champions Collects 34th Career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Victory; Take Lead in Point Standings
Teammate Jack Sprague Brings Home Runner-up Spot to Give Silverado One-Two Finish in O'Reilly Auto Parts 250
Kansas City, Kansas - April 26, 2008: Defending NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) champion Ron Hornaday, Jr., brought home his 34th career victory in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 behind the wheel of the No. 33 Camping World Silverado fielded by Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI). It was the first victory of the 2008 season for the three-time NCTS champion and his first at Kansas Speedway. His best previous finish was sixth in the 2007 race.
Hornaday started on the pole, his career 17th, and led five times for a total of 136 laps of the 167-lap race. The victory vaulted Hornaday to the lead in the NCTS standings by 61 points over second place with five races in the books.
With the victory, Hornaday extended his lead as most NCTS wins holder. The win elevated crew chief Rick Ren to the leader in NCTS crew chief victories with a total of 16 race trophies.
Jack Sprague, No. 2 American Commercial Lines Silverado and Hornaday's KHI teammate, finished second by just 0.149 second. Sprague, also a three-time NCTS champion, led twice for a total of eight laps. With his best finish of the season, Sprague jumped six places to currently ride ninth in the standings.
Chad McCumbee, No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Silverado, finished seventh after starting on the outside of the front row. He led for 16 laps and gained five spots in the points, to sit in eighth.
The win pulled Chevrolet within four points of the NCTS Manufacturers' Standings leader and extended the Bowtie brand's lead over third by six points.
The next race for the NCTS is at Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, NC on Friday, May 16, 2008.
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