Hornish Jr hopes his luck stays strong heading into Vegas 300

Penske Racing's Sam Hornish, Jr. has started the 2013 season with a good performance, and even a crash at PIR did not slow him or the team down.

LUCKY NUMBER 12: The 2013 line-up for the No. 12 Penske Racing Ford is off to a strong start as it holds down the top spot in the Nationwide Series standings for the second consecutive week.

Trouble for Sam Hornish Jr.
Trouble for Sam Hornish Jr.

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ODDS IN FAVOR: Hornish has five starts across three different series (three in Cup, one in IndyCar and one in Nationwide) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He scored a top-10 here in last year’s Nationwide Series race.

TENACITY FOSTERS METTLE: Last week at Phoenix the No. 12 Ford was caught up in a lap two wreck that could have ended its day early, but the team fought back in the pits and on the racing surface to make a potential negative outcome into a definite positive result. In doing so the team served noticed that they fully intend to contend for the series title in 2013.


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HEADING TO LAS VEGAS? “I’m undecided about whether to go to a casino and gamble to try to change my luck, or just save my good luck for the track. Having said that, we are in a fantastic position right now, and I think it is just going to keep getting better. This weekend will allow us to see what we have on the mile-and-a-half tracks, and I have the feeling that the Wurth Ford Mustang is going to be strong. ”


WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS RACE? “After a tremendously challenging weekend in Phoenix, the No. 12 team is looking to get back on track in Las Vegas with the Wurth Ford Mustang. Las Vegas is remarkably fast and will highlight the aerodynamic and horsepower differences between the teams. We feel that the Mustangs should be highly competitive. NASCAR has provided us with some extra tires and practice time to help the teams make their cars better so we will put on a great show for the fans.”

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Drivers Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske
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Tags ford, hornish, las vegas, nascar nationwide, nns, penske