Ron Hornaday Wins Camping World RV Rental 200 to Claim Fifth Victory of the Season Loudon, NH -- Ron Hornaday, Jr. powered his No. 33 Camping Work Silverado to his second consecutive win of the 2008 season and his fifth so far this year in the...
Ron Hornaday Wins Camping World RV Rental 200 to Claim Fifth Victory of the Season
Loudon, NH -- Ron Hornaday, Jr. powered his No. 33 Camping Work Silverado to his second consecutive win of the 2008 season and his fifth so far this year in the Camping World RV Rental 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) . It was also Hornaday's second consecutive victory at NHMS and his third career in his eighth NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) race at the Loudon, NH track.
Hornaday led for a total of 149 laps of the 200-lap race. In his battle for a second consecutive and fourth total NCTS championship, Hornaday closed the championship points battle to just 74 points behind leader Johnny Benson with seven races remaining on the schedule.
Team Chevy Silverado had a total of four drivers in the top-10 finishing order. Brian Scott, No. 16 Albertsons Silverado finished eighth. Jack Sprague, No. 2 Camping World Silverado was ninth and T.J. Bell, No. 7 Home 4 the Holidays/Heathcliffs Silverado was 10th at the checkered flag.
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menards/Sylvania Silverado, finished 12th despite receiving substantial damage in a late-race multi-truck accident. He remains third in the standings 168 points behind Hornaday.
Next on the NCTS schedule for Team Chevy Silverado is the September 20, 2008 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS/SYLVANIA SILVERADO, STARTED 3RD, FINISHED 12th:
"We had a good truck and got caught up. Jack (Sprague) driving off his hood pins, what else is there to say? I was slowing down and I thought it was pretty evident everybody was, instead Jack just absolutely drove through me, just hit me a ton. Then he tried to say he didn't do it but he had my rear bumper stuck in the hood of his truck. I mean he did it to his teammate at Bristol.
"I mean we had a good truck, we made a lot of changes today. For as many changes as we made, all-in-all we had a decent day. We should have had a top-five. But oh well, stuff happens, that has been our last month."
CHAD MCCUMBEE, NO. 8 MALCOLMSON CONSTRUCTION SILVERADO, STARTED 13TH, FINISHED 11th:
"It was a pretty good day for us really. Another finish close to the top-10. That is three in a row-solid finishes so we are making progress. We had to not take a couple of chances there at the end because we would probably have been in one of those crashes. We just have to keep getting better. These guys are working so hard and we are making improvements and gaining a lot of ground. We made some adjustments that really helped me during the race. Actually, we came with a setup that was really pretty good from the get-go. It was a good points day for us. We are trying really hard to get back up in to the top-10 in points. We just have to keep doing what we are doing."
JACK SPRAGUE, NO. 2 CAMPING WORLD SILVERADO, STARTED 9TH, FINISHED 9th:
"Just so disappointing. Ernie (Cope, crew chief) and the guys gave me such a great truck. We were tight on that first run. But, we adjusted in on that first stop and the guys had such an awesome pit stop, they got me out in front of a bunch of other trucks. Then we got the tire penalty and had to go back in the field, from there, track position was everything. It was just tough to make up a lot of ground and everyone was banging off each other. It was one caution right after another and we made contact with another Chevy truck when everyone was checking up. We got a top-10 finish but it wasn't pretty. It is just a shame; we should have had a much better finish."
DONNY LIA, NO. 81 NATIONRIDES SILVERADO, STARTED 18TH, FINISHED 29th:
"I guess that David (Starr) got into me getting into turn one there and turned us around. We had a really good truck and I need to thank everybody at Randy Moss Motorpsorts and David Dollar and all the guys gave me a great truck. It's a shame. I wish we could have got a good finish for them but sometimes that's the way it goes."
OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:
BRIAN SCOTT, NO. 16 ALBERTSONS SILVERADO, STARTED 25TH, FINISHED 8th
T.J. BELL, NO. 7 HOME 4 THE HOLIDAYS/HEATHCLIFF'S SILVERADO, STARTED 24TH, FINISHED 10th
SHELBY HOWARD, NO. 13 FARMPAINT.COM SILVERADO, STARTED 21ST, FINISHED 14th
PAUL POULTER, NO. 40 KEY MOTORSPORTS SILVERADO, STARTED 26TH, FINISHED 25th
J.C.STOUT, NO. 91 SEWER SPECIALTIES SILVERADO, STARTED 29TH, FINISHED 26th
MARIO GOSSELIN, NO. 12 CALORUSSO & SONS/DENMARK CONSTRUCTION SILVERADO, STARTED 31ST, FINISHED 27th
BUTCH MILLER, NO. 07 ASI LIMITED SILVERADO, STARTED 28TH, FINISHED 31st
MIKE OLSEN, NO. 0 SILVERADO, STARTED 30TH, FINISHED 32nd
NORM BENNING, NO. 57 SILVERADO, STARTED 33RD, FINISHED 33rd
-credit: gm racing