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Sam Hornish Jr.

Team: Team Penske-22-NXS
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang) won the Mid-Ohio Challenge, his fifth victory in 117 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.
This is his first victory and third top-10 finish in four races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Daniel Hemric (second), the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender, posted his first top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2017. Matt Tifft (third) posted his first top-10 finish at Mid-Ohio. Elliott Sadler (finished sixth) leads the point standings by 81 points over William Byron (Did Not Finish- credited with a 25th place). Aug 12 - 10:31 PM

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Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Mid-Ohio Challenge with a lap of 96.863 mph.

This is his ninth pole in 117 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races. It is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2017 and his third pole in four races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Elliott Sadler (second) posted his 10th top-10 start of 2017 and his third in five races at Mid-Ohio. Blake Koch (third) posted his first top-10 start at Mid-Ohio and his sixth in 21 races this season. Matt Tifft (fifth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Aug 12 - 1:34 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang) led the only practice session for the XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

His lap of 94.857 mph was the quickest of the 37 cars running in this session. No. 20 James Davison, No. 19 Matt Tifft, No. 18 Regan Smith and No. 00 Cole Custer are the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. Joey Gase (No. 52 Camaro) was the slowest.
Aug 12 - 10:00 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

The lap of 127.422 mph was the best of the 40 cars completing laps in this session. No. 7 Justin Allgaier, No. 20 Ryan Preece, No. 9 William Byron and No. 33 Brandon Jones made up the rest of the top-five on the speed chart. The No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Stan Mullis, was the slowest.
Jul 28 - 8:32 PM

Veteran stock car and open-wheel driver Sam Hornish Jr. will return to Team Penske this summer to compete in select NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races for the team, driving the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang.

Hornish is currently scheduled to compete in both upcoming series events at Iowa Speedway (June 24 and July 29) and the NXS road course event at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (August 12). He made 130 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and 99 starts in the XFINITY Series for Team Penske between 2006 and 2013. Hornish produced two NXS victories for the team and finished second in the series standings in 2013. Hornish has collected a total of four NXS victories over the course of his career, including at Iowa Speedway in both 2014 and 2016.-Team Penske
Jun 15 - 11:17 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 2 Rheem/Johns Manville Chevrolet Camaro) finished 4th in Saturday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.

He started 5th on the grid and completed all of the 200 laps run. Hornish, who competed in 4 of the 27 NXS races so far this season, is 31st in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:48:00 PM

In five previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 2 Johns Manville/Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) 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.-Richard Childress Racing
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 07:38:00 PM

"Hopefully we’ll get it a little bit better for him before Sunday," Sam Hornish Jr. told reporters in Friday’s practice session, referencing his shaking down the No. 95 car that will be driven by Michael McDowell this Sunday. Battling extremely free conditions, Hornish is unaccustomed to the new low down force package, but hopes to "keep heading in the right direction."

With 20 minutes remaining in the first practice, Hornish was 34th on the speed chart. The No. 95 Circle Sport/Leavine Family team will start near the back based on qualification speeds, but McDowell should be able to earn place-differential points.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) has announced that Sam Hornish Jr. will fill in for Michael McDowell on Friday and Saturday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at Michigan International Speedway.

McDowell is scheduled to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Road America for Richard Childress Racing on Friday and Saturday. He will then travel to Michigan International Speedway and drive the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Chevrolet on Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400.-CSLFR
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) finished second in Saturday's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH.

He started on the pole, led eight laps and completed all of the 75 laps run. Hornish, who started in only three of the 21 series races so far this season, is currently 31st in the 2016 NXS championship standings after this event.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the 4th Annual Mid-Ohio Challenge with a lap of 96.374 mph.

This is his eighth pole in 113 NASCAR XFINITY Series races. It is his first pole and third top-10 start in 2016 and his second pole in three races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Owen Kelly (2nd) posted his first top-10 start of 2016 and his second in two races at Mid-Ohio. Ryan Blaney (3rd) posted his second top-10 start four races this season. Erik Jones (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:16:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH.

He ran a fast lap of 95.977. No. 16 Ryan Reed, No. 98 Nelson Piquet Jr., No. 22 Ryan Blaney and No. 1 Elliott Sadler round out the top-five of the 38 cars out on the track. The No. 92 Camaro, driven by Mario Gosselin was the slowest in the final practice session.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 01:20:00 PM

In two previous NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Sam Hornish Jr. has notched one top-five finish.

He holds an average starting position of 4.5, coupled with an average finishing position of 16.5 with 15 laps led. Hornish will pilot chassis No. 133 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. This Richard Childress Racing-prepared #2 Chevrolet Camaro finished second last weekend at Watkins Glen International with Paul Menard behind the wheel.-RCR
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 10:51:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (#2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) finished 6th in Saturday night's NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started 7th on the grid and completed all of the 250 laps run. Hornish, who started in 2 of the 19 series races so far this season, is currently 33rd in the 2016 NXS championship standings after this event.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. (#2 Rheem Chevrolet Camaro) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

The lap of 132.214 mph lap was the best of the 30 cars completing laps in this session. #3 Ty Dillon, #19 Daniel Suarez, #1 Elliott Sadler and #6 Darrell Wallace Jr. are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Mike Bliss in the #10 Toyota was the slowest.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 07:26:00 PM