With the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Summer vacation being off the next four weeks.
Kevin Harvick Inc. didn't have to look too hard for a driver to run the No. 33 Nationwide entry at Saturday's Bucyrus 200 at Road America.
They'll have four-time Champion Ron Hornaday Jr. behind the wheel of the No. 33, and he'll have Longhorn on-board for there final race in NASCAR.
Horn will make his first career start on the 4.048-mile road course, as the Nationwide Series hosts it's inaugural event at the Wisconsin track.
He's made six previous road course starts in the Nationwide Series, the last four have been with KHI and actually is a better driver than his stats indicate.
Horn has compiled one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes, and led 11 laps, but several other races he has over-driven while running the top-10, and has spun out off the course.
"The Road America track is awesome. I was going down the front straight-a-way and I thought it would never end," said Hornaday.
"I learned so much about the track and I think I have a good grasp for what it is going to take to be fast there."
Horn's looking forward to racing on the track with the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet, and working with the Ernie Cope led pit crew.
The No. 33 KHI team is still alive in the owners title hunt, some 203 points back in fourth, and all Horn wants to help them all I can pointwise.
Horn will be racing chassis No. 045 this weekend. It was last on the track in August 2009 at Watkins Glen, were Kevin Harvick broke the track record qualifying and finished fourth.
He should qualify well in top-15, have a fast car, and battle hard for a top-10 or better finish.
Source for quotes and Photo Credit: kevinharvickinc.com