Ron Hornaday is known in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as the "Concrete King" for his skill at driving on concrete tracks.
He's even completed the trifecta, winning on all three of the current tracks on the schedule—Bristol Motor Speedway, then Dover International Speedway, and finally Nashville Superspeedway.
Horn had a couple of mulligans to start the season, but rebounded nicely to be sitting fourth in the points and some 97 points behind series leader Timothy Peters.
The odds are in Horn's favor that he very easily could be leading the points leaving Dover.
It's not solely because of his driving skill on concrete or that he's riding a wave of momentum with three straight top-five finishes.
But rather the fact that, according to NASCAR Loop Data Statistics, over the past four truck races, he's picked up a total of 771 points and that's the most of any driver in the series.
With the series now racing every week and only a few off-weekends mixed in for now, Horn, his crew chief Doug George, and his No. 33 Longhorn team are finally coming together, working hard, and coming on strong.
Everyone forgets the defending champions changed a lot personnel-wise on the team. Not only crew chief-wise twice but also the truck chief, and he has a few new crew guys.
He will be racing chassis No. 40 at Dover—in its last start, he finished second two weeks ago at Kansas.
Interestingly, it makes the second time this season the chassis has been totally re-built by the team.
Horn will also be looking to be the first repeat winner at Dover and end his 16-race winless drought.
He'll have a very stout Chevrolet, be fast, and should qualify top-three for the race.
Horn's always been the fastest early in a run at Dover, so it gives him an advantage to jump out into the lead quickly if he's not dominating the race.
He'll be battling for the win in the closing laps.
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