Ron Hornaday NCWTS Preview: Gateway Motorsports Park
Gearing up for Gateway...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) is back to it this weekend in Madison, Illinois, just outside St. Louis, Missouri, for the Drivin' For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. NCWTS veteran Ron Hornaday Jr. is set to make his ninth-career start at the 1.25-mile oval, looking to capture his second-career victory at Gateway. In his previous eight starts at Gateway, Hornaday has scored one win, three top fives, three top 10s and led 344 laps.
Gotta Have a Rheem...At Gateway, Hornaday will once again pilot the No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM). Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company's premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem is now in its eighth consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor.
This Week's Silverado...The No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products team will unload chassis TSM-225 at Gateway this weekend. This is the same truck that Hornaday piloted to a ninth-place finish at Martinsville Speedway earlier this year.
Watch and Listen...The Drivin' For Linemen 200 can be seen live on Saturday, June 14 on FOX Sports 1. Race Coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Radio, Channel 90.
Previous Race Recap... Hornaday began the WinStar World Casino & Resort 400 in the 10th position. By lap 33, the NCWTS veteran had worked his way up to the fourth position and after the first pit stop of the night, the four-time NCWTS champion was the race leader. For the remainder of the race Hornaday raced in-and-around the top five, making a daring three-wide pass to retake the lead on the race's final restart. Unfortunately, fuel strategy came into play and Hornaday was forced to pit road with a handful of laps left. The pit stop relegated Hornaday to a sixth-place finish, the fourth top-10 on the season for the No. 30 team.
Ron Hornaday on coming back to Gateway:
"I'm excited to get back to Gateway for the first time since 2010. We've had some success here in the past, especially back in 2008 when we won this race. Hopefully we can build upon the fast truck we had out in Texas and my previous experience at Gateway to put together another solid finish this weekend, perhaps even a win for Turner Scott Motorsports."
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