Ron Hornaday Can Continue His Great Year with Record Win in New Hampshire

Horn FanSenior Writer ISeptember 18, 2009

WEST ALLIS, WI - JUNE 20:  Ron Hornaday, driving the #33 Copart Chevrolet, moves out of turn four during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Copart 200 on June 20, 2009 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ron Hornaday Jr. comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway, for the Heluva Good! 200, with the gold of setting yet another record in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Should he win Saturday's afternoon matinee, the Heluva Good! 200, it'll be his fourth win at the track and be his third win a row. 

Horn won the inaugural event in 1996, became the first repeat winner in 2007 and the first to go back to back win wise in 2008. 

New Hampshire has always been important to Horn, he loves the New England race fans and if your into stats. 

He holds 12 of 16 statistical categories, in NASCAR's loop data statistics from the last four races at New Hampshire. 

He has a Driver Rating of 132.3, Average Running Position of 2.3, Average Finishing Position of 3.3, Fastest Laps run 99, Laps in the Top 15 percentage 99.6, the Fewest Times Past 69 and has led 379 laps. 

He'll be breaking in brand new chassis at Loudon. This week he's racing chassis No. 037, it's never run any laps and his original chassis for the race was wrecked at Gateway. 

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But don't be fooled his truck won't be a stout one. Over the past two seasons, he collected four wins, a second, a 11th place and a 25th place finish when he breaks in a shiny new KHI truck. 

At 51, Horn's just like a wine or cheese, as they age they just keep getting better. 

He holds just about every record in the series, his names all over it statistically as well. Horn has 45 career wins, won three championships, completed the drive for five becoming only the third driver to win five races in a row. 

"New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been a very good track for the No. 33 team for the past few years," said Hornaday. 

"It's pretty cool that I am the only three time winner [in the Truck Series] at the track. There are a lot of other drivers who have had a lot of success there, my boss [Kevin Harvick] being one of them."

"I don't know if we can make it three in a row, but we will sure try." 

As the trucks roll into the Granite State, to race on the "Magic Mile" for race 19 of 25 remember Hornaday is the favorite for the win. 

Let's just hope that a certain driver doesn't go "Loco" again. 

Author's Note: A big thanks to M.J. who passed this NHMS PR article onto me since I'm a huge fan of Ron Hornaday and hope you enjoyed reading this one. 

Sources: Stats listed from Kevin Harvick Inc. and quotes used come from a NHMS P/R article. 

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