Ron Hornaday Jr. Equals Perfection

Horn FanSenior Writer IJuly 1, 2009

MEMPHIS, TN - JUNE 27: Ron Hornaday Jr., driver of the #33 Longhorn Chevrolet tries to cool down after 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)

Ron Hornaday Jr.'s nickname should be Mr. Perfect.

He has done something that hasn't been accomplished in NASCAR's top three elite series since the introduction of loop data statistics in 2005.

He's had two consecutive races were his driver rating was a perfect 150.0. Two weeks ago at Milwaukee he led 180 laps of 200, and Saturday at Memphis he led 175 laps of 201.

Since 2005, there have been 14 times drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series have had perfect driver ratings, and Horn has accounted for seven of them. 

His arch rival Mike Skinner in the truck statistics only has three races with a perfect driver rating.

More compelling statistically is how regular his statistical perfection happens.

Since 2005, he's collected 16 wins, seven of them with a perfect driver rating of 150.0, meaning he's been perfect in 44 percent of his wins.

But let's tweak it to make it an even more amazing percentage.

Horn got his first perfect rating in 2007, all seven have occurred over the last two-plus years. That's 13 wins and he has been perfect in 54 percent of his wins.

Horn has led the Truck Series in driver rating through 11 races in three out of the last five seasons.

So far in 2009, he leads practically every key category; has a driver rating of 121.9, his average running position is 6.3, collected 278 fastest laps run, and led 537 laps.

One thing about Horn, he just seems to keep getting better with age and there's no slowdown in him.

Being a fan of the trucks and a being a Horn fan, it's just awesome to watch his accomplishments and it's one he'll keep adding to statistically.