Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race: 15 of 22 – September 8, 2013
Driver: Ron Hornaday
Truck: No. 9 NTS Motorsports/Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado
Driver’s Point Standings: 11th
Owner’s Point Standings: 10th
Track: Iowa Speedway
Race: Fan Appreciation 200 Presented by New Holland
Distance: 200 Laps/175 Miles
· Since its inception, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has always provided fans with some of the best, action-packed racing among NASCAR’s top-three elite series. When the series started in 1995, there was one driver that began to immediately place his name in the record books and today continues to be one of the faces of the series as he continues to make history, Ron Hornaday. This week Hornaday will make history when he makes his 337th-career start in the series passing Rick Crawford as the driver with the most series starts. While this may be one prominent stat for Hornaday, he has a long list of accomplishments that have already secured him in the record books as one of the best in series history. Hornaday leads all drivers with four series championships (1996, 1998, 2007, 2009), the most wins at 51, the most top-five finishes at 151, the most top-10 finishes at 221 and the most years with consecutive poles at seven. Setting the series a blaze in 1995, Hornaday made sure everyone would remember him as he won the series first pole at Phoenix International Raceway and earned his first-career top-10 finish with a ninth-place finish. He finished the inaugural season with six wins (out of 20 races), four poles, 10 top-five finishes, 14 top-10 finishes, led 944 laps and finished third in the series point standings. Since that year, Hornaday has undoubtedly placed his name in the history books as one of the most successful drivers of the Truck Series and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
· For the second week in a row, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) will be in the spotlight on Sunday afternoon, this week returning to the .875-mile Iowa Speedway for stop number 15 of the 2013 season. Earlier this season teams unloaded in the summer heat of July for the ninth race of the season where Hornaday and the No. 9 NTS Motorsports team recorded a strong fourth-place finish. The finish marked Hornaday’s 150th-career top-five finish. The team returns this week to the Hawkeye State looking to improve on their finish from earlier this year and end the 200-lap event with their first win of 2013. In total, Hornaday has six starts on the short track recording three top-five finishes, three top-10 finishes and has led 22 laps.
· Hornaday and teammate Brennan Newberry are both scheduled to participate in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET in the Fan Zone located in turn four of the infield.
· This week Hornaday will be behind the wheel of the No. 9 NTS Motorsports/Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet Silverado for the Fan Appreciation 200 Presented by New Holland at Iowa Speedway.
· Catch the Fan Appreciation 200 Presented by New Holland from Iowa Speedway on MRN, Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 90 and Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, September 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET with the race set to start at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Thoughts from Driver Ron Hornaday:
“The NTS Motorsports No. 9 team ran very well in Iowa last July, so I am thrilled to be back to contend for a victory. Bruce Cook and the entire team are hungry for our first win of the season, and there is not a better place than Iowa to make it happen. I am proud to have Anderson’s Maple Syrup as our associate sponsor for this race and look forward to putting on a good race for the great fans at Iowa Speedway.”
Words of Wisdom from Crew Chief Bruce Cook:
“We are bringing the same truck to Iowa that we had success with earlier this season at the same track. The NTS Motorsports team is eager to race even better than we did at Iowa in July. We have worked on this truck to make it even better for Ron (Hornaday) and I believe we will be able to improve in qualifying and give the No. 9 truck a stronger shot at a win.”
About Anderson’s Maple Syrup:
In 1928, Paul Anderson first shared the distinct taste of Wisconsin’s Northwood’s in tins of his delicately sweet maple syrup. Three generations later, the Anderson family carries on its sugar making heritage by bottling pure maple syrup from the same sugar bush their grandfather tapped for so many years. A healthy all-natural delicacy, authentic maple syrup is a nutritious, low-calorie alternative to artificial sweeteners and maple-flavored syrups. From its roots in Cumberland, Wisconsin, Anderson’s Maple Syrup can today be found in supermarkets and specialty shops across the country. Visit www.AndersonsMapleSyrup.com to find recipes and a retailer near you and to keep up with all the racing action, follow Twitter @AndersonsMaple and visit www.AndersonsMapleSyrupRacing.com.
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