Hornaday will pilot the JDM11 at Bristol Motor Speedway

This Week's No. 9 Anderson's Maple Syrup Chevrolet driver, Ron Hornaday, will pilot "JDM11" from the JDM stables in Wednesday night's UNOH 200 at BMS. Built new for the 2012 season, this chassis will make its debut in the Volunteer State for the 13th event on the 2012 NCWTS schedule.

Ron Hornaday
Ron Hornaday

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Following a hard-fought 17th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway, Hornaday is down one position to ninth in the 2012 NCWTS driver point standings heading into this weekend's NCWTS event, just 38 points out of fifth and 63 points behind leader, Timothy Peters.

In 12 previous starts at BMS, Hornaday has led 388 laps en route to two wins from the pole.. Additionally, Hornaday has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes including an average start of 10.4, coupled with an average finish of 11.5 and has completed 98.8 percent of the laps he's attempted (2337 of 2365).

Ron Hornaday: "It will be nice to get back to Bristol Motor Speedway, a track I've had success at in the past. The last four races have been at tracks that I've never won at and getting back to a place like Bristol will be refreshing. We have gone through some changes in the last few weeks at Joe Denette Motorsports and I finally feel like this team is headed in the right direction.

We found some things in our trucks in the last couple weeks and I feel like I finally have the trucks where I can drive them. Everyone on the team including myself has confidence heading into this week's race. Our short-track program has been strong this season and I like the package we are taking to Bristol.

Obviously, it would be huge to get Joe his first win as an owner at what he considers his favorite track and this young team as a whole would benefit from a win. There are a few tracks left on the schedule I'm confident we will contend for wins at and Bristol is one of them. If we can do it there, it will most definitely help us capitalize on momentum for the back-half of the season."

Source: Joe Denette Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Eric Gilbert , Timothy Peters
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Tags anderson marple, bristol, chevrolet, hornaday, nascar-truck, ncwts