Las Vegas Hornaday In it To Win

Hornaday in it to win it LAS VEGAS (Nov. 6, 1998) With only a 13-point lead over rival Jack Sprague for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship, Ron Hornaday enters Sunday's season finale Sam's Town 250 at Las Vegas MotorSpeedway the...

Hornaday in it to win it

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 6, 1998) With only a 13-point lead over rival Jack Sprague for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship, Ron Hornaday enters Sunday's season finale Sam's Town 250 at Las Vegas MotorSpeedway the way he likes to enter races: going for the win. Ron Hornaday has a slim lead in the Craftsman Truck Series points and he knows it heading into this weekend's race. Neither team will have the luxury of 'riding around' to capture the season's trophy. Bothdrivers know they may need the final race's trophy to get the other prize.Both drivers also have had two weeks to prepare for this race. Hornaday kept busy tokeep the points battle off his mind.

"I have been in Las Vegas since the last truck race in Phoenix," said Hornaday. "My wifeand I have been having a good time. We took in some racing here at the short track, did somegambling, rode my Harley, and just have been having a good time in general. " Dale Earnhardt, who has won seven NASCAR Winston Cup championships himself, will head back to his home in Mooresville, N.C., after competing in the NAPA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday. There he will watch the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series battle on television with wife/truck owner Theresa. "The guys have worked hard all year to get in this position," said Earnhardt. "We will bekeeping an eye on them this weekend. The plan is to get home and watch the race. I wish I had aradio that reached that far so I could talk to Hornaday during the race."

The man who will have that luxury, crew chief Fred Graves, says the team's test at Las Vegas last week went well."It was a good test for us," said Graves. "This Chevy ran well, and we learned a fewthings that should help us in the race. We have to win thi s thing to win the championship, so that's how we tested." After the Sam's Town 250 on Sunday, the NAPA team will stick around to test the 1999Chevrolet truck on Monday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hornaday will then head to Japan tocompete in the NASCAR exhibition race at Twin Ring Motegi. He hopes he'll have tw in rings (one for each NCTS championships) when he gets there.

Source: NASCAR Online

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.