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Ron Hornaday Jr. Needs To Finish Ninth or Better in the Ford 200

Horn FanSenior Writer INovember 20, 2009

Kevin Harvick Inc.'s Ron Hornaday Jr. will have the Longhorn brand back on his No. 33 Chevrolet Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the Ford 200.

Horn made life easy for himself by clinching the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship at Phoenix.

He leads the owners points by 60 points, over Kyle Busch, and just needs to finish ninth or better.

By clinching the driver title, it gives him the best chance to clinch the owners title for Delana and Kevin Harvick by just having to race Busch and not Matt Crafton, too.

Horn will be making his 250th career start in the Truck Series and what a storied career it's been; four championships, 45 wins, 122 top fives, 177 top-10 finishes, 23 poles won and 8853 laps led.

Homestead has been one of his better tracks. He always been consistent compiling one win, has three top fives, and eight top-10 finishes.

The multi-grooved tracks seem to fit Horn's style, were he can work the outside or inside groove to perfection, but it's also a track were Ren and the No. 33 play a role in were he'll finish.

"Every time I go to the track, I go with the frame of mind to win the race. It is very important to finish well during the last race of the year. It helps carry momentum throughout the entire off season and helps with the confidence and team morale as you prepare for a new year."

Horn will be racing chassis No. 29 at Homestead, it won at Kentucky, Nashville, and finished fourth at Iowa.

He'll have a fast truck, this weekend, he'll be fast, qualify front row, and lead a bunch of laps. But have him finishing second, securing and winning the owner's title.

Unfortunately, that Scott Kid will beat him off pit road to get the lead and leave Horn trying to catch him and pass him for the win.

It's been an exciting year, if your a Ron Hornaday fan or just a fan of Kevin Harvick Inc. your probably like me enjoying the championship a lot and still on cloud nine.

Watching Kevin Harvick, in the 2010 equipment can't wait till Feburary to see Horn in the new truck and the ECR engines. Be exciting to see if he'll be the first to repeat as champion.

As a team in 2009 to date, combining the stats from the Nos. 2, 4, & 33 trucks, they picked up eight wins, five poles, 22 top fives, 28 top-10 finishes, one championship and soon they'll add No. 2 with the owner's title.

Source for quote and photo credit: kevinharvickinc.com.

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