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Sam Hornish Jr. Has A Good Run With RCR, Looking For A Top Finish

Sam Hornish Jr. Has A Good Run With RCR, Looking For A Top Finish

Sam Hornish Jr. Has A Good Run With RCR, Looking For A Top Finish

September 24, 2016 - Kentucky Speedway-Sparta, KY

This Week's Johns Manville / Rheem Chevrolet at Kentucky Speedway
Sam Hornish Jr. will pilot chassis No. 183 at Kentucky Speedway. This is the same Chevrolet Austin Dillon drove to a second-place finish at Kentucky Speedway in July.

Lucky in Kentucky
In five previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, Hornish has recorded a pole award, two top-five and four top-10 finishes. He holds an average starting position of 2.6, coupled with an average finishing position of 10.2. The Ohio native has qualified fourth or better in all five appearances at the Sparta, Kentucky-based racetrack.

Johns Manville
For more than 150 years, Johns Manville has focused on developing materials to make diverse environments stronger, more durable, and more energy efficient and comfortable. We manufacture premium-quality building and mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, glass fibers and nonwoven materials for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM products are used in a wide variety of industries including building products, aerospace, automotive and transportation, filtration, commercial interiors, waterproofing and wind energy. For more information, visit

Go Tankless with Rheem
Rheem tankless water heaters combine new technology and functionality in an innovative way to heat water. The result - you now have a greater choice of award-winning Rheem products designed to give you comfort. Rheem tankless water heaters are designed to enhance your lifestyle, utilize advanced technology for energy efficiency, and supply a continuous flow of low cost hot water whenever and wherever you need it.

No. 2 Team by the Numbers
With 26 XFINITY Series events complete in 2016, the No. 2 team has three victories, three pole awards, 15 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes, with 115 laps led to their credit. Austin Dillon will pilot the No. 2 Chevrolet next weekend at Dover International Speedway.

This will be your first time on the new surface at Kentucky Speedway. Did you watch the race here in the spring?

"When Richard Childress Racing gave me the original schedule of the races that they wanted me to run, I was excited to see Kentucky Speedway on there. I immediately thought, 'yeah, that's my kind of racetrack.' I liked the old, wore-out, bumpy surface it had. But, then I remembered they had the repave and the track has really changed. I did get an opportunity to watch the XFINITY Series race at Kentucky in the spring. Austin (Dillon) did a great job and brought home a second-place finish. He gave Kyle (Busch) quite the run for his money there at the end. RCR has done a lot of work on their program for Kentucky and have put together a solid package to give us a good shot at the win. That's how this team is, they work hard to get better and get to where they want to be. It's going to be different for me going there, just from all the things I saw from watching it on television. I think you'll still see some of the old characteristics where it's tricky to get into Turn 3 and really keep the car underneath of you."

Kentucky Speedway is your last race with the No. 2 team.

"I'm thankful for the opportunity Richard and everyone at RCR has given me to drive these races for them this season. I've really enjoyed working with the No. 2 Rheem team and getting to know everyone at RCR. We've had a good few races together. We had a tire go down at Iowa Speedway and ended up eighth but went to Mid-Ohio, won the pole award and finished second. This weekend, we're looking for the win. I've tried to work hard myself when I'm not in the car to stay in shape, so I'm ready. I've had a lot of fun."

NASCAR XFINITY Series Results at Kentucky Speedway

  • Starts: 5
  • Wins: 0
  • Poles: 1
  • Top 5: 2
  • Top 10: 4
  • Average Start: 2.6
  • Average Finish: 10.2