Ron Hornaday vs. Kyle Busch for the Owners' Championship at Homestead

Horn FanSenior Writer INovember 18, 2009

Ron Hornaday won the 2009 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship at Phoenix, becoming only the second driver to clinch before Homestead.

However, he still has unfinished business to take care of at Homestead which is winning the owners' championship for Delana Harvick.

Horn heading into the race holds a 60 point lead, just basically has to finish ninth or better to win it.

In the Series' 15 year history, it marks the first-time the owners' championship remains undecided heading into Homestead.

"It's not over by far because we are racing Kyle Busch for the owner points and that is the true goal," Hornaday said.

"So we're going to do what we can to hold them off down there but we are going to go down there and have a little fun and race a little different."

While Horn has run a full schedule, Busch has run 14 races this season and is helped by seven wins and 13 top-10 Finishes.

"They've got the drivers' championship locked up, so if they go out there and try to win the race and are successful at that then we can't catch them," Busch said.

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Really the only way Busch can win it for owner Billy Ballew is for Horn to have a problem, wreck, engine failure, parts failure or a tire problem.

But should Horn, just run like at Phoenix, take care of business, do what you need to do, and just point race him. Then it's basically over.

If Busch pulls it off, it's Ballew's first championship in NASCAR and he'd become the 11th different owner to win.

With Horn winning it will be the second owners' title for Delana as they won it in 2007.

It would mark the first time in the NCWTS history that the driver and owner titles were won by the same team.

I'm picking Horn to win this battle, since he has the advantage having the 60 point lead and just can't see Busch making up that many points.

Source: racingone.com

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