Las Vegas: Chris Horn preview

NCTS driver Chris Horn experiences lucky streak before Las Vegas race Arrival of first son and primary sponsor highlight Chris Horn's week CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 22) - This week NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams will distribute their ...

NCTS driver Chris Horn experiences lucky streak before Las Vegas race
Arrival of first son and primary sponsor highlight Chris Horn's week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 22) - This week NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams will distribute their pre-race releases for the Las Vegas 300, and the average release will refer to the team's hope for luck in Sin City. Horn AutoRacing will not take that approach because driver Chris Horn is already entering Las Vegas on a lucky streak after the birth of his first child and the acquisition of Sea Foam auto and marine products as a primary sponsor.

Horn and his wife, Kelly, gave birth to a boy on Sept. 11.  He was 6
pounds, 6 ounces upon arrival at 12:02 a.m.  It's their first child.

"We were willing to do a lot of things to put the sponsor on our truck, but naming our first-born son Sea Foam was not one of them," Horn said. "We named our son Chris Horn Jr., and we'll just name the truck the No. 58 Sea Foam Chevrolet. It was one of the greatest weeks of my life, welcoming Chris into our family and Sea Foam into the NASCAR family."

Sea Foam, a Minnesota-based company, manufactures automotive and marine products: Sea Foam Motor treatment, Sea Foam Trans Tune, Sea Foam Deep Creep and Sea Foam Bugs-B-Gone. Sea Foam is renowned as the finest, most multifaceted and safest petroleum product of our times.

The first appearance of the Sea Foam Chevrolet will be Saturday night, Sept. 27, in Las Vegas. It will compete again on Oct. 11 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Horn, a 29-year-old native of Cedar Rapids, has competed in the Truck Series since 1997. This season he has been in six races and earned a season-best eighth-place start at Kansas Speedway and a season-best 14th-place finish at Kentucky Speedway.

Horn graduated in 1997 from Iowa State University with a degree in metallurgical engineering.

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