BUSCH: Darlington II: Ron Hornaday preview

* Points battle With a second-place finish in the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway, ACDelco Chevrolet driver Ron Hornaday has once again climbed into the heat of the NASCAR Busch Series championship race. Hornaday, a ...

* Points battle
With a second-place finish in the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway, ACDelco Chevrolet driver Ron Hornaday has once again climbed into the heat of the NASCAR Busch Series championship race. Hornaday, a two-time NASCAR Southwest Tour (1992, '93) and NASCAR Truck Series Champion ('96, '98), is just 97 points out of first position. In fact, the 135 points separating the top-five make it the closest NBS points battle with 10 races to go in the history of the series.

* Spring race recap
Back in the spring, Hornaday and the ACDelco Monte Carlo had a great run at the "Lady in Black" for most of the day, until the car went away in the late stages. Despite having to start 15th because rain washed out qualifying, Hornaday made his way into the top-five within 50 laps and ran in second position after the first pit stop. However, the No. 2 car was loose all day and Hornaday eventually faded late in the race to finish ninth.

* What ya haulin?
The ACDelco transporter will unload chassis No.26. It is the same car that Hornaday raced to a second place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway last Friday night.

Ron Hornaday comments on Darlington Raceway

Darlington Raceway is a classic NASCAR track.  They say it is "too tough to
tame."  What makes it so tough?

"Everything! Darlington is a tough track, but it actually is a lot of fun when you are hooked up. My finishes don't look very good there. I have had some good runs at the track, but had something break on the car. That's how Darlington is. It can bite you at any time. The track is so narrow. There isn't a lot of room for side-by-side racing once the tires wear and yet we attempt every race and usually it doesn't work. So you have to race the track, but you have to hope the guy next to you is doing the same."

Point battle:
Ron Hornaday and the ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo are third in the NASCAR Busch Series point's standings. Hornaday is 97 points out of first place.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.