Hornaday Looks to Lock Down His First Career Win at Michigan International Speedway


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Quick Facts:
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race: 12 of 22 – August 17, 2013
Driver: Ron Hornaday
Truck: No. 9 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Chevrolet Silverado
Driver’s Point Standings: 13th
Owner’s Point Standings: 13th
Track: Michigan International Speedway
Race: National Guard 200
Distance: 100 Laps/200 Miles

 · This week the stars of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) move to the Irish Hills of Michigan for the 12th stop of the 2013 season for the National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Ron Hornaday and the No. 9 Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team will be looking to secure Hornaday’s first-career win at the two-mile track in his 10th-career start at MIS. In his previous nine starts at the track, Hornaday has earned one top-five finish, six top-10 finishes and has led a total of 15 laps. He has completed 900 of 904 attempted laps for 99.6 percent complete with an average start of 10.3 and an average finish of 12.7. Hornaday and the Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team brings the same truck and momentum from Pocono Raceway in their search for their first win of the season.

· Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff returns as the primary sponsor this week for Hornaday’s No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado for the National Guard 200 at Michigan International Speedway.

· Catch the National Guard 200 from Michigan International Speedway on MRN, Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90 and the new Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, August 17, beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET with the race set to start at 12:30 p.m. ET. The National Guard 200 will be the first NASCAR race broadcast on the new Fox Sports 1 network.

Thoughts from Driver Ron Hornaday:
“Michigan International Speedway is a very fast track with multiple grooves.  My NTS Motorsports Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team is very well equipped to tackle this aero sensitive track.  Drafting will be a big deal at Michigan and with so many grooves, there will be plenty of exciting passing.”
Words of Wisdom from Crew Chief Bruce Cook:
“I have won at Michigan International Speedway in the past, so I am excited to come back to this track and have a shot at another victory. The Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff team will be racing the same truck as we did in Pocono.  With the great run NTS Motorsports had at Pocono, both teams are enthused to carry our momentum on to Michigan.”
About Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff:
Smokey Mountain Chew, Inc. is the world’s largest tobacco-free smokeless company and the category innovator.  Smokey Mountain invented non-tobacco chew as a tobacco-free and nicotine-free option for consumers looking to quit or reduce their consumption of moist smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snus.  Smokey Mountain is dedicated to providing the best tobacco-free smokeless brand on the market, in the flavors that adult consumers demand. Visit www.smokeysnuff.com for more information.
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