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Chris Horn Looking For Success in NASCAR Busch Series Debut Sparta, Kentucky - - Former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Chris Horn will make the next step in his NASCAR career by launching his Busch Series team this weekend at ...

Chris Horn Looking For Success in NASCAR Busch Series Debut

Sparta, Kentucky - - Former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Chris Horn will make the next step in his NASCAR career by launching his Busch Series team this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Horn, has shifted his focus from the NCTS hoping to find success and stardom in the secondary series of NASCAR.

Aiding Horn in his 2004 NASCAR Busch Series debut will be his 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series sponsor Sea Foam Auto Marine. Sea Foam was developed originally for the marine market. Sea Foam showed Evinrude Outboard Motors how to solve their stale fuel, varnish and carbon problems with its use. Because the product worked so well, and after many years of experimentation, Sea Foam became a great problem solver in the automotive after market as well. It is renowned as the finest, most multifaceted and safest petroleum product of our times.

In addition, Stealth Titanium Bells has also joined the No. 58 Chevrolet Monte Carlo as a sponsor this weekend.

"I'm very excited about hopefully making my NASCAR Busch Series debut," said Horn from his shop Wednesday night. "We have worked around the clock to prepare for this race, and I think when we unload on Friday, we will prove that we mean business. I am also very fortunate that Sea Foam and Stealth Titanium Bells have agreed to join us for this opportunity and hope that we can capitalize on it. For them."

The Horn Auto Racing recently participated in a test session at Kentucky Speedway, with spectacular results. "I was really happy with our test results," continued Horn. "We had a few small problems, but we overcame them quickly and were able to put down some really fast times."

The goals for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa based driver are simple. "First, we have to make sure we have a clean and safe practice session, then we have to put down a solid qualifying time, and then we'll look to get as much experience and the best finish possible on Saturday night."

The team does not have any provisonals to fall back on, should weather or a problem interfere during time trials however, the added pressure doesn't really seem to bother the former American Speed Association competitor. "In racing there's always pressure, we know this is a huge move for us, but we are up for the challenge and believe we can excel on that if anything just plays in our hands."

Following Kentucky, the team has two more NBS events locked down on their schedule. The team will look to compete at Chicagoland Speedway next month, followed by Michigan International Speedway in August. "Right now, our schedule is still up in the air, but we know we want to do these three races, hopefully if we perform well, our sponsors, and any potential sponsors will allow us to compete in move events," replied Horn, a former International Karting Federation Champion.

The Meijer 300 is the 16th of 34 events on the 2004 NASCAR Busch Series schedule. Practice and qualifying are on the agenda this Friday, June 18th with the race set to take the green flag Saturday night, June 19th. FX will air the event live beginning at 7:30 PM EST, with MRN handling the airwaves starting at 7:30 PM EST. The race will also be available via XM radio channel 144 starting at 7:00pm

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Chris Horn