BUSCH: Milwaukee: Ron Honaday preview

Give Hornaday an inch - he'll take The Milwaukee Mile Concord, NC (June 25, 2002) Ron Hornaday and the No. 26 Dr. Pepper Chevrolet team will take on the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for the GNC Live Well 300, and the competition will need to take...

Give Hornaday an inch - he'll take The Milwaukee Mile

Concord, NC (June 25, 2002) Ron Hornaday and the No. 26 Dr. Pepper Chevrolet team will take on the Milwaukee Mile this weekend for the GNC Live Well 300, and the competition will need to take heed. Hornaday is hungry for a win, and if given an inch he'll take the Milwaukee Mile.

"Just knowing what we are capable of, I'm really excited about the possibilities. We definitely have potential to win this weekend at Milwaukee. In the six races together as a team our performance has been so consistent and the Dr. Pepper Chevrolet has been good on flat tracks like this, so it should be pretty fun."

Last year's race at the Milwaukee Mile featured Hornaday in his first 2001 Busch Series start, starting in the 20th position, leading the field and eventually finishing 8th.

Just six events ago, Hornaday was without a full time ride in any of the three major NASCAR touring series. Since then, he has notched a full time ride with Carroll Racing's No. 26 Dr Pepper Chevrolet team. He has 2 top-10 finishes and is 25th in points.

"The points chase in the NASCAR Busch Series is always a close one. We're certainly not in contention for the Championship this year," said Hornaday. "We're not giving up on a top-15 just yet." Hornaday and the rest of the No. 26 team hope to make some fireworks of their own in the points battle this weekend.

"Perseverance pays off," said Hornaday. "This is a team effort, and we're all in it together good or bad. We have some pretty strong momentum going right now we just really need a win. It would be a huge pat on the back for this Dr Pepper team."

Bud Pole qualifying for the race will take place on Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 11:15 a.m. EST. The green flag will drop for the GNC Live Well 300 at 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, June 30, 2002. The live broadcast courtesy of FX and MRN Radio begins at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr.