Sam Hornish Jr. Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The third round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge takes a virtual visit to the Irish Hills of Michigan International Speedway Saturday with the likes of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ryan Hunter-Reay making their league debuts. It’s also the first time Michigan and Indy car racing are mentioned in the same breath since 2007 when the sport last ran the real-life two-mile circuit. Tony Kanaan scored the victory on what was an unforgettable day for Andretti Autosport (then known as Andretti Green Racing). Although Kanaan ate someRead More

Posted On February 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Rediscovering IndyCar Racing

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer January 23, 2008. I was in my dorm room at Louisiana State University visiting to look up the motorsports news from the day. A Robin Miller headline immediately stopped my scrolling. CHAMP CAR: Tony George Makes an Offer for Unity Eyes widened, I clicked and read, finding numerous quotes that were smile-inducing. “We’ve got to find a way to make a deal with Tony George,” said 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser. “I was never consulted on anything that had to do with the Speedway butRead More
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As Cole Custer celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 19-year-old William Byron reveled in the series championship, a heartbroken and angry Elliott Sadler confronted the driver he believed cost him a long-coveted NASCAR title. Custer took the checkered flag in a different zip code, crossing the finish line 15.405 seconds ahead of second-place Sam Hornish Jr., who delivered the owners’ championship to Roger Penske. The real action, however, occurred three-quarters of a lap behind the winner. Sadler hadRead More

Posted On August 12, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

Sam Hornish Dominates En Route to Mid-Ohio Win

By NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Sam Hornish Jr. dominated Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge, but his victory was anything but certain until the waning laps of a caution-filled race. Hornish, driving Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford Mustang, earlier had eclipsed his own qualifying record at the 13-turn, 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and edged series rookie Daniel Hemric by 1.335 seconds when the event ultimately went green for the final time with five circuits remaining in the 75-lap distance. The victory was the fifth in the series byRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Iowa Speedway, Erik Jones took the victory in dominant fashion. Jones led 154 laps en-route to victory, beating Ty Dillon by 3.533 seconds. Elliott Sadler and Sam Hornish, Jr. are the only former winners in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Iowa. Sadler won at Iowa once, in 2012, and Hornish twice, in 2014 and 2016. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Christopher Bell is also entered in this Saturday’s race. Xfinity Series Championship Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed,Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time that Sam Hornish, Jr. competed for Team Penske in the NASCAR Xfinity Series was the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In the race, Hornish lost the championship by three points to Austin Dillon. Four years later, Hornish will return to Team Penske for at least three NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Hornish will pilot the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang at both Iowa Speedway races on June 24 and July 29, as well as Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 12.Read More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service LEXINGTON, Ohio – Not even a caution with four laps remaining in Saturday’s Mid-Ohio Challenge could detour road course expert Justin Marks from scoring his first career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Marks, driver of the No. 42 Katerra Chevrolet Camaro, withstood a rain-soaked challenge from Sam Hornish Jr on the final restart, but Marks showcased his road racing skills when it counted most and stretched his lead to 3.7 seconds when the checkered flag flew. “These are as toughRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor NASCAR road course races have become some of the most entertaining races on the schedule over the last several years, but when you throw in rain, things tend to get a little bit chaotic. On Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, that is exactly what happened for the drivers in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The 75 lap event started off under overcast skies, but it didn’t take long for the rain that had been forecasted for the weekend to surround the facility andRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The last time the NASCAR Xfinity Series visited Iowa Speedway, Sam Hornish Jr. took home an emotional win on Father’s Day while substituting for Matt Tifft. Hornish beat out Ty Dillon by over a second. The last time a contender for the Xfinity Series Championship won at Iowa was Chris Buescher in 2015. Brad Keselowski, Sam Hornish Jr., and Elliott Sadler are the only former winners in the field. Keselowski is also the only Cup driver entered in this weekend’s race. Xfinity Series Chase 18Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer It had been 210 days since Sam Hornish Jr. last competed in a NASCAR race. In recent months, he had been working as a substitute teacher at a school in his native Ohio. Sunday, Hornish served as a substitute driver in the Xfinity Series. Hornish drove the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing, after receiving a call to fill in for Matt Tifft who injured his back earlier in the week. Hornish started the American Ethanol E15 200 at Iowa Speedway in the thirdRead More