Indianapolis, IN -- Ron Hornaday, Jr. made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history tonight at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) taking his No. 33 VFW.org Silverado to victory lane to become the first driver to win four consecutive races. It was the...
Indianapolis, IN -- Ron Hornaday, Jr. made NASCAR Camping World Truck Series history tonight at O'Reilly Raceway Park (ORP) taking his No. 33 VFW.org Silverado to victory lane to become the first driver to win four consecutive races.
It was the three-time NCWTS champion's third win at ORP and the 44th of his career. He extended his lead in the point standings to 174 points with 13 of 25 races in the 2009 record books as he battles for an unprecedented fourth title.
Dennis Setzer, No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Silverado finished fourth.
Mike Skinner (Toyota), Aric Almirola (Toyota) and Colin Braun (Ford) completed the top-five finishers.
The next event for the NCWTS will be on August 1, 2009 at Nashville Superspeedway.
DENNIS SETZER, NO. 8 MALCOLMSON CONSTRUCTION SILVERADO, FINISHED 4TH:
"We were just fortunate. Randy Dean (crew chief) and these guys did a good job making adjustments. We were just fair to start with but they just kept plugging along making adjustments and did what we needed to do. We are having fun. It is good to be racing again. This team needs to be in the top-three every week. We just need to get the consistent runs to be up there.
"Randy did a good job making the call on the tires. Man, that is a lot of fun when you have tires and those other guys don't. I was in that situation early in the race. We stayed out one time and I was sitting duck and kind of rode it out. I just went a lap down and the caution came out. But we rallied back."
MATT CRAFTON, NO. 88 MENARDS SILVERADO, FINISHED 16TH:
TAKE US THROUGH THE CLOSING LAPS AND THE DIFFERENCE ON THE NO. 88. "Like I said to the guys I've got big shoulders. I made a mistake. We talked about coming down pit road going down the front straightaway and I just followed the leaders right by pit road. My truck was good on the short run. It would go 10 laps and then it would just fall off real bad. I made the mistake. I've got big shoulders and I hate it for the team because I made the mistake going by pit road and didn't get tires. Like I said that happens."
TALK ABOUT THE FOCUS AS WE GO DOWN THE STRETCH AND YOU CONTINUE IN THIS POINTS BATTLE. "I'm just going to keep doing what we're doing. We've been so good on our intermediate track stuff. Our short track stuff we went and tested this week and I thought we made some progress. We made our stuff go on the short run but it wasn't as good on the long run. We've just got to work on it more. Hopefully we'll be able to keep up with the No. 33 except on these short tracks. I think next week when we go to Nashville we'll be just fine. Our intermediate stuff is pretty good."
-credit: gm racing