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Sam Hornish Jr.

Team: Richard Childress Racing-2-NXS
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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"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. Aug 26 - 1:05 PM

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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
Aug 23 - 1:45 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.
Aug 14 - 10:38 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.
Aug 12 - 10:16 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.
Aug 12 - 1:20 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
Aug 9 - 10:51 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.
Jul 31 - 10:30 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.
Jul 29 - 7:26 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (#18 Toyota Camry) won the American Ethanol E15 250, his fourth victory in 111 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his second victory and sixth top-10 finish in eight races at Iowa Speedway. Hornish, who led 183 laps of the 250-lap race, was filling in for Matt Tifft who was suffering from back problems. Ty Dillon (second) posted his fourth top-10 finish in five races at Iowa. It is his ninth top-10 finish in 2016. Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski (third) posted his sixth top-10 finish in six NXS races at Iowa. Brennan Poole (eighth) was the highest finishing rookie. Daniel Suarez leads the point standings by 21 points over Elliott Sadler.
Jun 19 - 9:47 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (#18 Toyota Camry), filling in for injured Matt Tifft, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway.

His average of 129.419 mph was best of the 10 cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #88 Alex Bowman, #33 Brandon Jones, #2 Ben Kennedy and #7 Justin Allgaier are the rest of the top five on this list.
Jun 17 - 6:16 PM

Richard Childress Racing added Ben Kennedy, Sam Hornish Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Michael McDowell to its 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) team roster to drive the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro in races at Iowa Speedway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America and Kentucky Speedway.

Hornish Jr. is slated to drive the Rheem Chevrolet for RCR at the second Iowa Speedway race of the season on July 30 and Kentucky Speedway on September 24. Hornish brings a wealth of NXS experience to the driver's seat of the No. 2 Chevrolet. To date, Hornish has accumulated 110 starts in the NXS, earning three victories, seven pole awards, 32 top-five and 57 top-10 finishes with 1,124 laps led.-Richard Childress Racing
Jun 8 - 4:42 PM

Kevin Manion will also part ways with the No. 9 team along with former driver Sam Hornish Jr. No replacement has yet been announced, according to and it is unknown where Manion will land.

The No. 9 teams struggled to stay as competitive as the No. 43 of Aric Almirola and substantial changes could make this team interesting to watch. Fantasy owners will want to avoid Brian Scott for a week or two in 2016, however, to see how things play out.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. (#9 Cheney Brothers Ford Fusion) finished 25th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

He started 28th in the lineup and completed 266 laps of the 267-lap event. Hornish, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, scored three top-10s and closed out the season 26th in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:17:00 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. is not expected to be part of the Richard Petty Motorsports lineup next year, although Richard Petty Motorsports intends to run two cars according to Motor Racing Network.

Petty indicated that Hornish will not return, in part because of a lack of sponsorship. If the team runs without a sponsor expect them to have a much younger, hungrier driver behind the wheel of the No. 9.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Winn-Dixie will serve as the primary sponsor for Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 Ford team at the Darlington (S.C.) Raceway 'The Tradition Returns' weekend in September.

The Southeastern-based grocery store has a long history in NASCAR, serving as a primary and associate sponsor within the top NASCAR series. At The Tradition Returns weekend, Hornish will sport a retro black, gold and red Winn-Dixie paint scheme, like the car previously driven by former NASCAR driver Mark Martin. Martin visited Victory Lane 39 times and accumulated 77 Top-Five and 94 Top-10 finishes in 128 races with Winn-Dixie as a sponsor. At Darlington alone, Martin won eight times and picked up 14 Top-Five and 18 Top-10 finishes during the sponsorship.-Breaking Limits
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:59:00 AM