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Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-54-NNS
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Week 18 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the #54 Monster Energy Camry will see Sam Hornish Jr. back in the seat to tackle his fourth of seven scheduled races in the Joe Gibbs Racing winning Toyota.
In addition to this week's Chicagoland Speedway EnjoyIllinois.com 300 event, with the now four-time 2014 series-winning team, Hornish will compete for a second time at Iowa Speedway in Newton, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.(Joe Gibbs Racing)-jayski.com Jul 16 - 7:45 PM

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Sam Hornish Jr. is the eligible driver leading the most laps of the Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 at Road America earning the 3M Lap Leader award.

He started 4th in the No. 54 Toyota; led 25 of the 53 laps run and finished the race in 12th place. Hornish, who made four of the 14 races so far this season, moved up four spots to 21st in the 2014 NNS point standings.
Jun 21 - 9:18 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. led the only practice session for the Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.

His lap of 108.189 mph in the No. 54 Toyota Camry was the quickest of the 37 cars running in this session. No. 2 Brian Scott, No. 22 Alex Tagliani, No. 7 Regan Smith and No. 62 Brendan Gaughan were the rest of the top 5 on the speed chart. No. 15 Carl Long was the slowest.
Jun 20 - 4:42 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. finishes 2nd in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

He started the No. 20 Toyota Camry 13th on the grid for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250. Hornish, who made three of the 13 races so far this season, moved up five spots to 25th in the 2014 NNS point standings.
Jun 16 - 11:18 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 54 Toyota Camry Nationwide Series team win two race awards in the Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway.

Besides winning the race, Hornish won the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (167 of 250). Joe Gibbs Racing Engines won the Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race award. Hornish is currently 27th in the 2014 NNS point standings.
May 18 - 6:56 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. wins the 4th Annual Get To Know Newton 250 presented by Sherwin-Williams, his third victory in 101 NASCAR Nationwide Series races.

This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's first victory and second top-10 finish in 2014. This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in six races at Iowa Speedway.
May 18 - 5:10 PM

Sam Hornish Jr wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 23rd Annual Aaron's 312 with a lap of 51.268 seconds, 186.783 mph.

This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's sixth pole in 100 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. This is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014. His last pole came at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2013. This is Hornish's first pole in four races at Talladega Superspeedway.
May 2 - 8:24 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.

The average speed of 184.494 mph in the No. 54 Toyota Camry was best of the 6 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 43 Dakoda Armstrong (184.326 mph), No. 98 David Ragan (184.268 mph), No. 60 Chris Buescher (183.466 mph), No. 20 Darrell Wallace Jr. (181.938 mph) and No. 39 Ryan Sieg (168.856 mph) are the rest on this list.
May 1 - 8:16 PM

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

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