Kansas: Sam Hornish Jr. preview

* On Sunday, October 4, Hornish will participate in a fan Q&A session at the AAA display from 9:10 -- 9:30 a.m. prior to the start of the feature race later that day. Sam Hornish Jr.: With so many 1.5-mile tracks in Chase, do you come to...

* On Sunday, October 4, Hornish will participate in a fan Q&A session at the AAA display from 9:10 -- 9:30 a.m. prior to the start of the feature race later that day.

Sam Hornish Jr.:

With so many 1.5-mile tracks in Chase, do you come to Kansas with the thought of helping teammate Kurt Busch for some of the upcoming races on the schedule?

"We are going to these final races and will try to do whatever we can do to help the No. 2 team. We know that by helping them, we're able to go through twice as many things because they are trying something that could help us as well.

"I don't think there should be any difference between the way the teams at Penske Racing work together during the regular season and during the Chase. At times, we may try different things because we don't get to test often at tracks where we actually race. So we might send two guys down two different paths to see which is the right one."

Crew Chief Travis Geisler:

What are your thoughts on this weekend's race at Kansas Speedway?

"The No. 77 team is excited about showing the red, white and blue colors of AAA this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Kansas falls into the standard intermediate track layout; it's a fast track that is slick and can be tricky for drivers and teams. You will see a lot of the drivers moving around searching for the best line on track. Tire management is crucial at Kansas since the track has not been repaved since it was built. Lap times fall off substantially as the tires wear down during a run, and most teams will start with a tighter setup to compensate for the loss of grip as the tires fade away."

-source: penske racing

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