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Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-54-NNS
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that it has signed driver Sam Hornish Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.
The No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota will run a full season schedule for JGR with crew chief Adam Stevens returning to call the shots from atop the pit box. Kyle Busch will return to pilot the Camry in 26 races, while Hornish will fill the driver’s seat in the remaining seven races. Hornish’s first race behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota will be May 3 at Talladega. In addition he will race both Iowa Speedway races, Road America, Chicagoland Speedway on July 19, Mid-Ohio, and Kentucky Speedway on September 20. Jan 6 - 7:36 PM

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Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Ford Mustang) wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.561 seconds, 165.843 mph.

This is his fifth pole in 99 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his fourth pole and 27th top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in six races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (No. 12 Ford Mustang) has starts in IndyCar, NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide Series at the famed south Florida Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His best Nationwide Series finish came last year with a fourth-place effort. He owns three IndyCar victories at the 1.5-mile track. Trailing the series standings by just eight points, Hornish enters this weekend’s race with a must win mentality.-Penske Racing
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 09:50:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. has 14 career starts in three different series at Kansas (seven IZOD IndyCar Series, six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and one NASCAR Nationwide Series).

He won the 2006 IndyCar race leading 149 of 200 laps. Leading the Nationwide Series standings for the seventh consecutive week, and the 14th time overall, Hornish has occupied the top spot for half of the 2013 season. He currently holds a four-point advantage over Austin Dillon.-Penske Racing
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 10:27:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (12 Ford) wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 2nd Annual Kentucky 300 with a lap of 30.128 seconds, 179.235 mph.

This is his fourth pole in 93 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his third pole and 22nd top-10 start in 2013 and his first pole in four races at Kentucky Speedway.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 07:21:00 PM

In his three previous NNS starts at Kentucky Speedway, Sam Hornish Jr. (12 Ford) owns a 3.3 starting average and a 5.7 average finish.

Hornish has tasted victory at Kentucky Speedway as he notched two wins at the venue during his open-wheel days (2001 & 2006). He leads the series standings for the fifth consecutive week. He has now held the top spot for 13 of the 26 races this year.-Penske Racing
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Through 23 races Sam Hornish Jr. (12 Ford) has led the Nationwide Series point standings on three separate occasions for a total of 10 races.

He has a six point advantage going into Atlanta with 10 races remaining in the season. This will be just the third NNS start at Atlanta for Hornish (2007 and 2012). His best finish came last year with a ninth-place run at the 1.5-mile track.-Penske Racing
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 08:32:00 PM

After 22 races Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 12 Snap-on Ford team are once again atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.

This marks the third time this season that they have held the top spot. Hornish currently leads second-place contender, Elliot Sadler by 13 points. MOST CONSISTENT: Of all the regular Nationwide Series drivers, Hornish has the highest average finish (9.8) and he has accumulated four top-three finishes over the last five races.-Penske Racing
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series Nationwide Childrens Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

He ran a fast lap of 96.553 mph in the No. 12 Ford Mustang. No. 20 Brian Vickers, No. 5 Ron Fellows, No. 22 AJ Allmendinger and No. 7 Regan Smith round out the top five of the 43 cars out on the track. The No. 00, driven by Blake Koch, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Just three points separate Sam Hornish Jr. and series NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) points leader, Austin Dillon.

Hornish is coming off of a strong second-place finish at Watkins Glen last weekend. Over the last five road course races Hornish has an averaging starting position of 4.0 and an average finishing position of 3.4. The No. 12 Penske Ford Mustang will once again display its primary sponsor colors with Alliance Truck Parts this weekend at Mid-Ohio.-Penske Racing
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 07:58:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 19th Annual Zippo 200 at The Glen with a lap of 71.538 seconds, 123.291 mph.

His qualifying lap broke the old track record of 123.241 mph set by Kurt Busch in August 2011. This is the No. 12 Ford Mustang driver's third pole in 87 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his second pole and 17th top-10 start in 2013 and his second pole in three races at Watkins Glen International.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. tops the speed chart in the Happy Hour practice session for the Nationwide Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

He ran a fast lap of 122.485 mph in the No. 12 Ford Mustang. No. 22 Brad Keselowski, No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 54 Kyle Busch and No. 48 Joey Logano round out the top five of the 38 cars out on the track. The No. 52, driven by Joey Gase, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 08:17:00 PM

At last year's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Watkins Glen, Sam Hornish Jr. earned his first-ever NASCAR pole.

He led 15 laps as he went on to score a top-three finish. Over the last two seasons in NNS competition Hornish has an average finish of 3.75 at road-course events. After last weekend's strong second-place finish, Hornish is just 14 points out of first in the series standings. He and Regan Smith both have 684 points with Smith holding a one win advantage over Hornish.-Penske Racing
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Just 14 points separate Sam Hornish Jr. from the top position in the series standings, a spot he has held for eight races this year.

He currently sits a season low fourth after a 34th –place result last weekend at Indianapolis. Over the last two races at Iowa Speedway, Hornish has a 3.5 average finish as he finished fourth in this year’s spring race and third at this event last summer.-Penske Racing
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 3rd Annual STP 300 with a lap of 30.279 seconds, 178.341 mph.

This is the No. 12 Ford Mustang driver's second pole in 84 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his first pole and 15th top-10 start in 2013. This is Hornish's first pole in four races at Chicagoland Speedway.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 01:55:00 PM