Ron Hornaday Jr. Puts His Name in the Record Books in a Huge Way

Horn FanSenior Writer IAugust 4, 2009

Kevin Harvick Inc.'s Ron Hornaday Jr. and his No. 33 Longhorn/VFW/Copart/Camping World team continued to make history at Nashville and he finally won a Gibson guitar painted by artist Sam Bass.

A week after Hornaday won his fourth race in a row at ORP and becoming the first Camping World Truck Series driver to accomplish that feat.

Horn and his team, came to Nashville with a daunting task trying to collect a win, keep the streak alive and head onto Bristol.

He's raced 13 times at the track, in both the trucks and Nationwide and it's one of eight tracks he hasn't won a race at in trucks.

Horn would live up to the task, collect his fifth win in a row, leading 115 of the 154 laps, climbed into NASCAR's record books in a big historic way and joined two legends.

He becomes the third driver to do it, complete the drive for five, the first in 38 years to do it in a national series and it's amazing he did it in today's NASCAR.

Back in 1967, Richard Petty set the all-time record by winning 10 races in a row. Then in 1971, both Bobby Allison and Petty each won five races in a row.

That's pretty big company for Horn to be listed with.

I agree with Brian Scott, that he's a legend and he's the man and for me this puts him in the top 50 drivers of all-time.

Horn in 2009 now has six wins, 45 career wins and he's first on the all-time wins list, but he's not the only one recording success making history at KHI.

His crew chief Rick Ren also put his name in the history books by becoming the all-time winningest crew chief in trucks collecting 27 victories. 

Ren's considered the most successful crew chief in the Truck Series, and he's collected wins with five different drivers, but since 2007 he's won 16 races with Horn.

It's been a sweet deal too watch, Horn collect wins at Milwaukee, Memphis, Kentucky, IRP (ORP), and Nashville.

He's completed the drive for five. With the trucks heading to Bristol, on Aug. 19, don't count him out for getting a sixth win because he the all-time wins leader on the short tracks with 20 in the trucks.

Congrats to Horn, Ren, the entire No. 33 team, Kevin and Delana Harvick for the historic feat you accomplished at Nashville and all the best heading to the bull ring known as Bristol Motor Speedway for that sixth win in a row.