BUSCH: Kentucky: Hornaday sets sight on win

Hornaday sets his sights on Kentucky Speedway NOTES: My Old Kentucky Home Ron Hornaday and the No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet head to Kentucky Speedway looking to get the ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo back into victory lane. The 2001 inaugural race...

Hornaday sets his sights on Kentucky Speedway

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My Old Kentucky Home

Ron Hornaday and the No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet head to Kentucky Speedway looking to get the ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo back into victory lane. The 2001 inaugural race at Kentucky Speedway for the NASCAR Busch Series saw the No. 2 ACDelco Chevy of Kevin Harvick win the race from an 11th starting position. And that is where Hornaday plans to put his 2003 ACDelco ride as well.

Please, no halftime break

During its initial seasons, the NASCAR Truck Series used to stop a race at halfway and allow the teams a 15-minute break to work on the trucks. This "halftime" allowed Hornaday to dominate many races from start to finish. However, when it comes to racing at Kentucky Speedway, Hornaday hopes there is no halfway 'break'. Last year, while running in the top- five, Hornaday lost the engine on his Carroll Racing Chevrolet a little over halfway through on lap 103 of 200. He finished 37th.

Keep it up or rally back

Ron Hornaday and the ACDelco team hope to rebound this weekend after a disappointing run at Nashville Superspeedway last weekend. Hornaday finished in 16th position, five laps down, after a lap 10 crash with Brian Vickers. Despite having to just make laps off the pace during the event, Hornaday was able to capitalize on other driver's misfortunes to move up one position in the championship points chase. The ACDelco Chevrolet Monte Carlo sits in the fourth position in driver's points, just 144 markers out of first.

No. 2 ACDelco Chevrolet driver Ron Hornaday on Kentucky Speedway

How does Kentucky Speedway compare to other tracks on the NASCAR Busch Series schedule?

"I really like this track. But even though it looks similar to some of the other tracks we go to, it is completely different. It is very fast and really smooth. If your car is hooked up, then you can pass just about anywhere. The key is to get the car to handle all the way through the corners, because you are in them for a long time. I really think we have a great shot at winning in the ACDelco Chevrolet.

"I would be very surprised if this track does not make it on to the NASCAR Winston Cup schedule sometime soon. They really did their homework in building this track and I think it would make for great racing."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Ron Hornaday Jr. , Brian Vickers