BUSCH: Bristol II: Ron Hornaday preview

NOTES: Getting back on track After a devastating 28th place finish at Michigan International Speedway last week, Ron Hornaday and the ACDelco Chevrolet got back to work early Monday morning to plan for this Friday night's race at Bristol ...

NOTES: Getting back on track

After a devastating 28th place finish at Michigan International Speedway last week, Ron Hornaday and the ACDelco Chevrolet got back to work early Monday morning to plan for this Friday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Hornaday spent the week at RCR working with crew chief Rick Viers on what they would need for the race.

Night moves

While the night race at Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the NASCAR Busch Series most exciting races of the year, it hasn't been one of Hornaday's best races. In his three previous NBS attempts at BMS, Hornaday has an average finish of 18th, with his best finish being a 12th in 2002. However, those results are much better than his same results at the Bristol day race. Hornaday scored a 12th place finish at Bristol in the spring day race earlier this year. He was battling Kasey Kahne late in the race for a top-five, when Kahne got loose off turn four collecting the ACDelco Chevrolet. Hornaday limped the No. 2 ACDelco Monte Carlo home with significant front-end damage.

Born to be Wild

Hornaday will be participating in a motorcycle ride to Bristol set up by Craftsman representative Rick Gamble. Hornaday has been a fixture on the ride since his days in the NASCAR Truck Series. The ride will kick off in Statesville, NC and make it's way through the Blue Ridge Mountains into Bristol Motor Speedway. Hornaday, an avid Motorcycle rider, attended the 61st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota two weeks ago.

Hornaday's crew chief, Rick Viers, will also be displaying his motorcycle talent, but on a different track. Viers will be competing in the 35 and over class at Lexington Motorcross in Lexington, NC on Sunday. Viers races a CR 250 Honda and is the defending champion of the event.

Started on owner points due to rain.

Ron Hornaday and the ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo are fourth in the NASCAR Busch Series point's standings. Hornaday is 134 points out of first place.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Kasey Kahne