Memphis, TN -- June 28, 2008 -- Ron Hornaday had a great record at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP) heading in to tonight's O'Reilly 200, but he was determined to make it better and take home the coveted Elvis trophy the race winner receives in ...
Memphis, TN -- June 28, 2008 -- Ron Hornaday had a great record at Memphis Motorsports Park (MMP) heading in to tonight's O'Reilly 200, but he was determined to make it better and take home the coveted Elvis trophy the race winner receives in victory lane. After leading 139 of 204 laps in his No. 33 Camping World Silverado fielded by Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI) to claim his third win of the 2008 season, the three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) champion it is a two-time winner at the Tennessee track.
The victory is the 36th of Hornaday's career, extending his lead as the all-time NCTS race winner. He retook the top-spot in the championship standings by 27 points over fellow Team Chevy Silverado driver Matt Crafton. In addition to his three victories, Hornaday has scored six top-five and eight top-10 finishes thus far in the season.
His victory was the fifth for Chevrolet this season and vaulted the Bowtie brand back to the top of the NCTS Manufacturers' point standings with 12 of 25 races now in the record books.
Hornaday qualified third and took the lead for the first time on lap 44. He retook the point on lap 76 and never looked back as the race scheduled for 200 laps, finished under a green-white-checkered scenario, the fourth time this season for the NASCAR pickup truck drivers.
Crafton, No. 88 Menards Silverado, kept his quest for his first NCTS championship in high gear with a third place finish at Memphis. It is the second consecutive race Crafton has finished in the top three to extend his season's record to one win, six top-five and seven top-10 finishes. Crafton started 16th in the 35-truck field.
Jack Sprague, No. 2 American Commercial Lines Silverado, finished sixth to give Team Chevy Silverado three drivers in the top-10. Sprague is eighth in the standings. Chevrolet driver Chad McCumbee, No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Silverado remains 10th in points after finishing 15th at MMP.
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