Homestead: Sam Hornish Jr preview

* Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, will make his second Cup Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. Hornish has a successful racing history at the 1.5-mile oval in IndyCar Series competition...

* Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the Penske Racing No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger, will make his second Cup Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend. Hornish has a successful racing history at the 1.5-mile oval in IndyCar Series competition with a total of three wins, two pole positions and six top-three finishes in seven career starts.

* Hornish has a total of four top-20 finishes this year at intermediate-track venues, including a victory in the NASCAR Showdown in May at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

* Hornish will be on hand to sign autographs at the Penske Racing souvenir trailer on Sunday, November 22 from 12 -- 12:30 p.m. ET at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sam Hornish Jr. on Homestead-Miami Speedway

"As the 2009 season comes to close, it has been a year of progress and learning for myself and the No. 77 team. Overall, we have performed better this season with seven top-10 and three top-five finishes. We also had our first victory in the NASCAR Showdown. The short-track program has been our strong suit this year, but we have made steady progress in our intermediate program all year. I'm looking forward to ending the season on a high note this weekend in Homestead and I am excited for what the 2010 season holds for the Mobil 1 team."

Crew Chief Travis Geisler on Homestead-Miami Speedway

"As the season comes to an end, the Mobil 1 team is really focused on ending with a strong run. Without a race the next weekend, it is always good to finish on a strong note. We feel that our intermediate program has made good progress and the unique Homestead layout will be a good test. I want to thank everyone for their support this season and I wish everyone a good off-season."

-credit: pr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Travis Geisler , Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske