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Team: Richard Petty Motorsports-9
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Sam Hornish Jr. may be closing in on a top-10 finish at Atlanta. His last start on this track ended in an 11th with Roger Penske in 2012.
Hornish has a good chance to finish that well since he scored his career-best start on Friday. He rolls off the grid eighth this weekend and he was 15th in his last start at Atlanta. Feb 28 - 4:07 PM

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Sam Hornish Jr.’s last Daytona start came in 2012 when he substituted for the recently suspended AJ Allmendinger. He started that race at the back of the pack due to the driver change and sustained crash damage before finishing 33rd.

Since then he has had some success in the XFINITY series, however, with a second in the 2013 Drive4COPD 300 and a seventh later that summer. He also scored a fifth in last year’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega after winning the pole, so he should not be completely overlooked. Hornish will be in the same strong equipment with which Marcos Ambrose scored two plate top-10s last year, including a 10th in the Coke Zero 400.
Feb 20 - 11:55 AM

Two more national brands announced today they will join Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM), Sam Hornish, Jr. and the No. 9 Ford Performance team for the Daytona 500.

Nature Blast and SafeZorb will serve as associate sponsors on the No. 9 and support Hornish as he looks to become only the third driver to win both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Nature Blast is a breath of fresh air for cleaning supplies and the retail market. SafeZorb, a brand of StormZorb, is an all-purpose absorbent made with a high quality blend of minerals, designed for superior performance and manufactured to a fine granular specification. SafeZorb will absorb any hydrocarbon, petro-chemical or hazardous material except hydrofluoric acid.-Breaking Limits
Feb 6 - 11:49 AM

Twisted Tea, the hard ice tea brewing company, will return to the No. 9 Ford for two primary races in the 2015 season with driver Sam Hornish Jr.

Twisted Tea joins Richard Petty Motorsports at Daytona where it has a history of 12 wins, most recently in July of 2014. The prominent yellow and blue design will also be featured during the Coke Zero 400 on July 5, also at Daytona. Along with the two current primary races, Twisted Tea will be a season-long associate sponsor on the No. 9 Ford. Hornish Jr. will kick off his first season with RPM at Daytona where he has seven previous starts. The winner of the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Hornish Jr. is looking to join legends A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti as the only two drivers to have won the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500.-Breaking Limits
Jan 28 - 11:21 AM

Goodyear officials have schedule a tire test for Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9-10 at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway, with representatives from each of the three auto manufacturers scheduled to participate.

Slated to take part in the test are drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Chevrolet), Sam Hornish Jr. (Richard Petty Motorsports No. 9 Ford) and Carl Edwards (Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota). One of three entries from Richard Childress Racing (Austin Dillon, Paul Menard or Ryan Newman) will participate as well although RCR officials declined to confirm which Chevrolet team would be involved.-NASCAR.com
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) announced today that three-time IndyCar Series Champion turned NASCAR winner, Sam Hornish, Jr. will join the storied organization to drive the No. 9 Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2015.

Hornish, Jr. joins RPM from Joe Gibbs Racing where he competed part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season scoring one win and four Top-Five finishes in only eight starts. The 35-year-old from Defiance, Ohio began his professional career in the IndyCar Series winning 19 times, including the Indianapolis 500, and three championships. His last championship came with Penske Racing who helped Hornish, Jr. make the transition into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 02:32:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 2nd Annual Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 with a lap of 84.787 seconds, 95.873 mph.

This is the No. 54 Toyota Camry driver's seventh pole in 106 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. This is his second pole and sixth top-10 start in 2014. It is Hornish's first pole in two races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:55:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The lap of 95.245 mph in the No. 54 Toyota Camry was best of the 33 cars out on the track for this session No. 7 Regan Smith, No. 60 Chris Buescher, No. 22 Alex Tagliani and No. 2 Brian Scott are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Tim Cowen in the No. 86 Ford Mustang was the slowest.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Sam Hornish Jr. finishes 4th in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

He started the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry 7th on the grid for the U.S. Cellular 250. He earned the 3M Lap Leader award for leading the most laps (65 of 250). He is currently 24th in the 2014 Nationwide Series championship standings after this event.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Sam Hornish Jr. has the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.

The average speed of 129.356 mph in the No. 54 Toyota Camry was best of the three cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 5 Josh Berry (128.101 mph) and No. 44 Hal Martin (124.582 mph) are the others on this list.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 07:31:00 PM

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
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 07:45:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 09:18:00 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.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 04:42:00 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.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 11:18:00 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.
Sun, May 18, 2014 06:56:00 PM