Ron Hornaday Finishes Second; Stays Strong in Championship Chase Nashville - Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Camping World Silverado, missed taking home the Gibson Guitar trophy from Nashville Superspeedway by just one spot. The two-time NASCAR Craftsman...
Ron Hornaday Finishes Second; Stays Strong in Championship Chase
Nashville - Ron Hornaday, No. 33 Camping World Silverado, missed taking home the Gibson Guitar trophy from Nashville Superspeedway by just one spot. The two-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion finished second in the Toyota Tundra 200, his eighth top-five finish and 14th top-10 run in the 15 races run to-date this season.
Starting in the 14th position, the Palmdale, CA native and the Rick Ren-led team steadily made adjustments to move him through the field. As the green flag flew on lap 125, the final restart of the race, Hornday did all he could with his patented restart mastery but could only pull along side the leader so settled in to second for the remaining circuits to capitalize on another great points-getting race.
Travis Kvapil (F) won the 150-lap/200-mile race. Behind Hornaday were Mike Skinner (T), David Starr (F) and Todd Bodine (T) to complete the top-five finishers.
The Kevin Harvick, Inc. Chevy driver kept his hunt for a third championship very much alive after the strong run, sitting just 82 points behind Skinner as the series next unloads at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2007.
MATT CRAFTON - NO. 88 MENARDS SIVERADO, STARTED 21st, FINISHED 11th
On almost getting another top ten but it slipped away in the end:
"We made a lot of changes in practice and in the race. The guys actually went five rounds down on the track bar and put four pounds of air in the right rear tire, so we had a lot of work to do to get this thing freed-up. The truck was just super tight most of the night, but the guys did an awesome job on the pit stops tonight. I think on that last pit stop we picked up five positions so all-in-all not a bad night.
BRENDAN GAUGHAN - NO. 77 SOUTH POINT HOTEL AND CASINO SILVERADO, STARTED 19TH, FINISHED 12th
On tonight's race:
"I'm going to find the silver lining this week. We came from a long way back. We created our bad luck we had this weekend with the wreck in practice, but we made our good luck to get it back and finish 12th tonight. Our South Point Chevrolet Silverado wasn't as good as we have been lately. The past five races we have been consistent but we have had bad luck. It was an off day for us, but when you are trying to get back on top and working on consistency to get back on top - sometimes you have the off days. Although our Silverado was off, it was a fantastic day for the pit crew and Bryan Berry. Since Bryan has come to work with South Point Racing as my crew chief, I have never seen anybody do with adjustments what he can do. He took what started out as a 30th place truck and turned it in to almost a top 10. The guys on pit road really earned their money today. They made a ton of adjustments to the shocks and springs and they had their hands full. It was a pretty tough night for them, but they did a great job, and I am proud of them. When we have a truck start a top five or top 10, I know that Bryan can adjust me to a win."
BILL LESTER - NO. 15 BOWEN FAMILY HOMES SILVERADO, STARTED 6TH, FINISHED 20th
On having a good truck until late race spin:
"The sixty truck just took us out. Our Bowen Family Homes Silverado was really good and we had a solid top-ten finish going. I know its just one of those racing things, but I am not happy about it. The guys gave me a great truck and did an outstanding job in the pits tonight and I'm really disappointed we didn't get to race to the finish."
OTHER SILVERADO FINISHERS:
BLAKE BJORKLUND - NO. 8 HAAS CNC MACHINE TOOLS SILVERADO, STARTED 15TH, FINISHED 13TH
TIM SAUTER - NO. 07 LESTER BUILDINGS/ASI SILVERADO, STARTED 22ND, FINISHED 21st
ARIC ALMIROLA - NO. 47 GINN RESORTS SILVERADO, STARTED 26TH, FINISHED 23rd
BRANDON MILLER - NO. 40 WESTERMAN COMPANIES SILVERADO, STARTED 33RD, FINISHED 25th
DENNIS SETZER - NO. 75 SPEARS MANUFACTURING SILVERADO, STARTED 20TH, FINISHED 26th
WAYNE EDWARDS - NO. 71 FTII MULTIPURPOSE SILVERADO, STARTED 32ND, FINISHED 28TH
WILLIE ALLEN - JOSH TURNER/NASHVILLE MUSIC CITY SILVERADO, STARTED 9TH, FINISHED 29th - Note: Retired from the race due to engine failure
JC STOUT - NO. 91 STERLING TRUCKS SILVERADO, STARTED 35TH, FINISHED 31ST
CHAD McCUMBEE - GPSSTORE.COM SILVERADO, STARTED 18TH, FINISHED 32nd - Note: Retired from the race due to an accident
-credit: gm racing