Indianapolis: Ron Hornaday preview

Ron Hornaday tackles tough, historical Indianapolis track. Charlotte, NC (August 1, 2002) Ron Hornaday quickly admits it would be easy to get tangled up in all the hype of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track's history speaks for itself but...

Ron Hornaday tackles tough, historical Indianapolis track.

Charlotte, NC (August 1, 2002) Ron Hornaday quickly admits it would be easy to get tangled up in all the hype of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The track's history speaks for itself but Hornaday ranks the track high on his favorite list because he enjoys the fast, challenging turns at the Brickyard.

Hornaday's debut at Indy last season resulted in a 28th place start and a 34th place finish. The BAM Racing team recently tested at the Brickyard and will bring back a car that was built specifically for the track itself. BAM Racing has battled its share of bad luck this season but is confident this weekend will yield success.

According to Hornaday, "The track is very unique and demanding because we reach such high speeds and the corners have little banking considering it is a 2.5 mile track. I think all of the drivers enjoy racing at Indy because it has so much history. Last year was my first time racing at the Brickyard and it was such a great feeling standing on the track before the race started. The fans are great and I'm looking forward to a good finish this weekend."

It will be a busy weekend for the BAM Racing diver Ron Hornaday. He'll be driving double duty at Indianapolis Raceway Park on Saturday night for the NASCAR Busch Series event. Then, he'll drive back to the Brickyard for Sunday's Brickyard 400.

Bud Pole Qualifying for the event will begin at 11:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, August 3rd. The green flag will drop at 1:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 4th for the Brickyard 400. The event will be televised live on NBC and broadcast live on MRN Radio.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.