BUSCH: Nashville II: Ron Hornaday preview



MOORESVILLE, NC (June 8, 2005) -- Many things have changed at Braun Racing in less than a week, but one important thing remains, the team's dedication to winning in the NASCAR Busch Series. This weekend the Braun Racing team returns to Nashville Superspeedway where Ron Hornaday will drive the #32 WINFUEL Chevrolet on Saturday night under the lights.

"The WINFUEL Chevrolet is a great car and I'm happy to have the opportunity to help out not only another Chevy team, but some good friends of mine as well, " Hornaday said. "I really love racing in all levels of NASCAR competition, and honestly I just want to race as much as I can. The Busch Series is a very competitive series and I know that the Braun Racing guys will give me a car capable of competing for wins. I look forward to working with Todd Lohse and the crew to get the WINFUEL Chevy running up front."

Braun Racing recorded one of its best finishes of the season earlier this year when the #32 WINFUEL Chevy finished third at Nashville in March. Driver Ron Hornaday has competed in six Busch Series races at Nashville Superspeedway, where he recorded his best finish (5th) in this same event last June.

"Nashville is one of those tracks where I have a decent record, but I feel like we have always struggled for some reason," Hornaday explained. "I finished fifth in the Busch race there this time last year, so hopefully we can improve on that with the #32 WINFUEL Chevy. I look forward to going to Nashville every year because the city is cool and there are always so many things to do, plus the music that comes from there is awesome. It would really be great to be able to add a guitar to my trophy collection, and that's my goal for this weekend with the WINFUEL team."

Braun Racing has confirmed that Ron Hornaday will also handle the driving duties in the WINFUEL Chevrolet later this month at the Milwaukee Mile, where Hornaday is the defending Busch Series race winner. Chad Blount, currently third in ARCA points with two wins in the first seven races, will drive the #32 WINFUEL Chevy next weekend at Kentucky Speedway where he finished second in the ARCA event last month.

While the WINFUEL team is preparing to race in Nashville, Ron Hornaday's weekend of competition will begin in the Lone Star State. Hornaday will try to put his #6 GM Goodwrench truck in victory lane at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, before flying to Nashville to qualify and race the WINFUEL Chevy on Saturday. Live coverage of the Federated Auto Parts 300 from Nashville Superspeedway beings this Saturday, June 11 on FX at 7:30 pm ET.


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Drivers Ron Hornaday Jr. , Chad Blount