BUSCH: Charlotte II: Ron Hornaday preview

NOTES: Points battle With a sixth place finish at Dover International Speedway, ACDelco Chevrolet driver Ron Hornaday has closed the gap in the NASCAR Busch Series championship race. Hornaday, a two-time NASCAR Southwest Tour (1992, '93) and ...

NOTES: Points battle

With a sixth place finish at Dover International Speedway, ACDelco Chevrolet driver Ron Hornaday has closed the gap in the NASCAR Busch Series championship race. Hornaday, a two-time NASCAR Southwest Tour (1992, '93) and NASCAR Truck Series Champion ('96, '98), is in fourth place, just 48 points out of first position. In fact, the 59 points separating the top-five make it the closest NBS points battle with six races to go in the history of the series.

What ya haulin?

The ACDelco transporter will unload chassis No. 006. It is the same Chevrolet Monte Carlo that the RCR team tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway two weeks ago. Hornaday was fastest on Monday night in race trim practice and second fastest in qualifying trim. "We have really worked on this car," said Hornaday. "It was awesome at the test. Hopefully the track and the weather will be the same. I think this is the best car I have had all year."

RCR cars to carry special decal

All five Richard Childress Racing (RCR) entries scheduled to compete in the Oct. 10 NASCAR Busch Series Little Trees 300 and the Oct. 11 NASCAR Winston Cup Series UAW-GM 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway will be adorned with decals of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). A tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, SOWF is dedicated to providing college scholarships and educational counseling to the children surviving Special Operations personnel killed as a result of an operational mission or training accident.

Ron Hornaday comments on Lowe's Motor Speedway

What are your thoughts on racing under the lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway?

"It's awesome. I'm glad the NASCAR Busch Series has decided to race at night. I had the chance to race in the (Coca-Cola) 600 and it was one of the coolest races I have been in. At night the track has so much grip and it is super fast. You can feel the excitement of the fans. You hear people talk about feeling electricity in the air, and let me tell you, it's here at Lowe's Motor Speedway. I think we will put on a great show for the fans!"

"We tested very well here last week, so I feel about as good as I have for any race this year. We had the fastest car in the Monday practice and we were second fastest on Tuesday. The car we are bringing is very balanced. It is a comfortable car to drive and that's saying something at this track. I think we have a great chance to get our second win of the year, and make this point's battle even closer."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.
Teams Richard Childress Racing