Ron Hornaday Will Have a Major Team Change To Overcome At Gateway

Horn FanSenior Writer IJuly 16, 2010

It looks like Kevin Harvick Inc. after the Iowa race on Sunday, has released crew chief Doug George and it's a shame to see this happen.

Since George has only been on the pit wagon for 10 races, but also Horn's third in the points, and crew chief changes mid-season don't always workout.

I believe they'll have either Ernie Cope or Butch Hylton sitting on the pit wagon at Gateway. If it's Cope it would be just for Gateway, but Hylton could be moved over to the No. 33 team permanently.

Horn will have Charter Communication on-board as sponsor on his No. 33 KHI Chevrolet at Gateway International Raceway for Friday nights Campingworld.com 200.

He'll be looking to become the first two-time winner at Gateway in the Trucks. Horn won in 2008, where he dominated the race leading 113 of 160 laps.

Over the last four races at Gateway, Horn has led a total of 323 laps, and it's the most in the series.

It's also the perfect track for Horn, one of his favorites by the way, and to end his 21 race win less streak at.

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"Gateway is one of my favorite places to go on the schedule," said Hornaday.

"I really can't wait. I love one-day shows too. We get everything in all in one day, so it's a lot of fun."

Horn will be racing chassis No. 037 at Gateway. It's the same chassis that he clinched the 2009 Championship with at Phoenix.

The last three races at the track, Horn has started the race from the outside position and he has a good shot of starting on the pole.

While Horn definitely could very well just dominate this race. I'm sure he'll lead at some point the race, but he'll race top-five all day and with a good truck will battle hard for the win in the closing laps.

Now with a bad handling truck, he'll just think big picture, and race for the best possible finish.

I just hope he takes advantage of Gateway, has an excellent points day, and more importantly get his first win of 2010.

Source for quote and Photo Credit: kevinharvickinc.com

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