Kevin Harvick Inc: Nothern 250 Race Preview

Horn FanSenior Writer IJune 19, 2009

First, happy birthday to Horn, who turns 51 years young on Saturday.

Kevin Harvick Inc.'s Ron Hornaday Jr. will be driving the No. 33 Jimmy John's Chevrolet at The Milwaukee Mile in the 250, and he'll be double-dipping this weekend.

Horn will be making his 10th career start in the Nationwide Series at Milwaukee. Like with the trucks, he has some pretty impressive stats at the track.

He's compiled one win, three top-five finishes, five top-10 finishes, and led 119 laps.

I have picked Horn to win the truck race. It's a no brainier that I'll be rooting for him Saturday night, and be cheering for a sweep.

While the Trucks and Nationwide cars are different, the key at Milwaukee is running at the bottom. Milwaukee's a flat track, similar to Phoenix.

When you're racing on the front or backstretch, you're running pretty much wide open on the gas, and breaking hard as you go into the corners.

You need to roll into the corners to stay on the bottom so you can exit the corners mashing the gas pedal to throttle it down the straightaways wide open.

"I really like Milwaukee," Hornaday said. "It is very similar to the types of tracks I grew up racing on."

"It will be fun to work with a new group of guys. I worked with Ernie (Cope, crew chief) last year on the truck side a little bit. They had a lot of success this year, and I can't wait to get behind the wheel."

It's definitely going to be exciting to see Horn back in the Nationwide Series racing again, even if it's just for one race. It would be awesome to see him take the No. 33 to victory lane.

This week, Horn will be racing chassis No. 041. It's visited victory lane with Happy at Bristol, collected a fifth at Richmond, and finished 13th at Dover.

Horn is the third different driver to pilot the No. 33 entry in the month of June, and next week Happy's back at New Hampshire.

Cale Gale drove the No. 33 Chevy at Nashville, and then Kelly Bires ran another exciting race in the car at Kentucky.

Woo Hoo, let's go Horn. Hook'em and horn'em this weekend, and sweep the Milwaukee Mile!


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