Ron Hornaday Continues to Lead NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Point Standings with Third Place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, TN - Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Georgia Boot Silverado, leaves Bristol Motor Speedway with a 211 point lead in...
Ron Hornaday Continues to Lead NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Point Standings with Third Place Finish at Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, TN - Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Georgia Boot Silverado, leaves Bristol Motor Speedway with a 211 point lead in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) following a third place finish in tonight's O'Reilly 200 Presented by Valvoline.
It is the 10th top-five and 13th top-10 finish for the three-time NCWTS champion who has won six times in the 15 races run to-date in the 2009 season.
Matt Crafton, No. 88 Menard's Silverado, finished second in the 200-lap/100-mile race and continues to chase Hornaday in the standings holding the runner-up point's position by 94 points over third.
Ryan Newman wheeled the No. 4 Pringles Silverado to a fourth place finish in a third entry from the Kevin Harvick, Inc. stables.
Kyle Busch (Toyota) won the race and Brian Scott (Toyota) completed the top-five.
The next race on the NCWTS schedule will be on August 28th at Chicagoland Speedway.
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 2 PRINGLES SILVERADO, FINISHED 4th:
"Well, I felt like I or we let the guys down. We didn't come back in and get our fuel and lost a lot of track position on that deal and just never got it back. We had a fast truck with this Pringles Chevrolet, but just lost or track position and just never got it back. Ultimately it's my fault. I just didn't know I was supposed to come back in for the fuel deal, just not used to it. Guess you can call it a rookie mistake."
KEVIN HARVICK, KEVIN HARVICK INC.
THREE TRUCKS IN TONIGHT'S RACE -- RON HORNADAY, RYAN NEWMAN, J.R. FITZPATRICK: FIVE CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES BUT THIRD TONIGHT, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT? "No. (Laughs) It is just incredible to see the roll that these guys have gone on. The whole team and Ron, Rick (Ren, crew chief) and everybody at the shop being a part of it. These guys on the No. 4 and the No. 33 put each other's trucks together. They put the No. 2 truck together with the Nationwide crew. It is fun to see everybody work together and winning races. You just don't ever know when you are going to win the next one let alone five in a row, but a good night all around for Georgia Boot and Pringles and the Fitzpatricks. Two trucks in the top-five and three trucks in the top-11, Hard to complain. This has been one of our worst tracks for whatever reason as far as performance and to have two trucks in the top-five is a huge accomplishment.
HOW MUCH ENJOYMENT HAVE YOU GOTTEN OUT OF THE OWNERSHIP SIDE THIS SEASON? "Well, than having a miserable year on the Cup side, really the rest of it has been really good. We got our first win in the Nationwide car and for the most part, that car runs in the top-five every week. We were able to win a truck race and seeing Ron win all his truck races, I think we have won seven (7) out of the 15 truck races. That has been fun. This takes a little bit of pressure of off that, but Sunday's have still been miserable."
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