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Hornaday Claims Elvis with Two in a Row at Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 27: Ron Hornaday Jr., driver of the #33 Longhorn Chevrolet celebrates winning the 200 Camping World Truck Series race at the Memphis Motorsports Park on June 27, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee.   (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
Rebecca SpenceCorrespondent IJune 28, 2009

The heat and humidity had fans and drivers alike drowning in sweat, and sticking to the track for action, as the Memphis 200 got underway.


Ron Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 for Kevin Harvick Motorsports, pulled out another dominating performance from the pole to claim not only two wins in a row on the season; but two in a row on this track.


Crew chief Rick Ren, while celebrating on pit road told reporters, “We anticipated on the racetrack getting really hot and slick, imagine that, made some adjustments on it this morning trying to anticipate it. Looks like we guessed the right way.”


In victory lane the celebration continued.


Hornaday smiling and sweating after climbing out of the truck said, “I didn’t think we had anything for Brian Scott, but we got around him and with that green-white-checkered we just gave it all we got.”


Brian Scott, in the No. 16 came in second this week, battling a broken wrist for the second week in a row. 


Scott, exhausted on pit road said, “We had a good truck, it could rotate the center. We had really good pit stops and pit strategy. Jeff (Hensley) can call a race really well. You know second, that’s really good I just got to thank everybody.”


He also congratulated Ron Hornaday and the KHI team saying, “The best truck won. We were a second place truck.”


Rounding out the top five finishers were David Starr in third, Aric Almirola in fourth and Matt Crafton in fifth.


Mike Skinner followed Crafton in sixth, Timothy Peters finished seventh, Johnny Sauter eighth, Colin Braun ninth and Todd Bodine rounded out the top 10.


The Camping World Truck series will take two weeks off before returning on July 18 to battle at Kentucky.


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