Phoenix: Hornaday post race interview

Ron Hornaday, Jr. , No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 2nd: "First of all I have to thank Jason Leffler and Mike Bliss. They raced me hard. We both drove it in there, I got loose and he got back by me, he knew it was going...

Ron Hornaday, Jr. , No. 33 Camping World Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 2nd:

"First of all I have to thank Jason Leffler and Mike Bliss. They raced me hard. We both drove it in there, I got loose and he got back by me, he knew it was going to happen but he wanted he wanted a chance at the No. 51. It was a good night for this Camping World Chevrolet. That is all we can do, we just have to go out there and run hard. I hope I didn't mess up Bliss but I needed the points.

"Mike (Bliss) gets the money but I get the points cause I raced him hard on the last lap. The guys did an awesome job in the pits to get us back up there and get us track position. Bliss stayed out there on tires. Oh heck, I ran in to him again off of two, I forgot about that one, guess I got him a little loose.

"It was a hard fought race all night. The guy that had track position had the air. Bliss' truck was really fast on long runs. It took him three of four laps to get going. I got my tires hot the last couple laps and got a roll underneath him, actually on the outside one time, he pinched me a little bit and I did a slingshot and got underneath him. Got a little bit together in three and four. Next restart did it again, I got loose and got in to him. We kinds of stayed hooked up. Other than that, uneventful. We gained a few points. Saw Skinner out there, I did all I could to get my five bonus points. I tried to lead the most laps. Track position was everything tonight. A lot of guys took two rather than four, then when Busch beat us out of the pits, or got around traffic faster than we did, we couldn't do anything with him."

ON NOW 29 POINT DIFFERENCE:

"Cool. It is another race for us at Homestead. That is all we can do, is keep doing what we are doing and racing hard. I think I got in to Bliss a little bit on the right side on the last lap. Rick Ren and all the guys on this Camping World Chevrolet, man, when you can have something this fast, this is fun. We are doing everything we can. We are brining the truck we wrecked in Texas. They went home and fixed it, put a new horn on it and everything. It is a pretty good piece. Some of the guys got it at the wind tunnel right now.

"I have a team that never says die and they work their guts out to figure out my favorite trucks and they have been bringing them back. We are going to do everything we have to do, run like we did and hopefully Skinner has problem in the pits again. I heard the jackman was jacking his kneecaps or something I heard."

ON AN INDIAN LADY HE SAW THIS MORNING:

"We left my sister's house, it is a gated community and as we turned out, there was an Indian lady sitting out there in the sprinkler on the basketball court doing some kind of aerobics and I started laughing at 6:30 this morning. So somebody was doing something for me, I don't know if it was a rain dance or for me to win the race. But we did everything we could. Track position was everything.

"Once again, you guys don't understand. Mike Bliss and I run hard together. His truck was loose and I got underneath him and I about wrecked him, but I didn't but he could have turned me in to the fence and he didn't"

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Jason Leffler , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Mike Bliss