Iowa Bound...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Newton, Iowa for the American Ethanol 200 at Iowa Speedway. Four-time champion Ron Hornaday Jr. has seven previous starts at the 0.875-mile tri-oval, with his best finish of second coming in the spring of 2012. Hornaday has amassed three top fives and three top 10s at the track, leading 22 laps on his way to an average finish of 14.7.
This Week's Silverado...The No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products team will unload chassis TSM-225 for this weekend's race at Iowa Speedway. TSM-225 has hit the track twice this season with Hornaday behind the wheel: the Palmdale, California native piloted it to a ninth-place finish in Martinsville earlier this year and most recently drove it to a fifth-place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Gotta Have a Rheem...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.
Previous Race Recap...Coming into Kentucky Speedway, Hornaday, wanted to continue his hot start to the 2014 NCWTS season and come home with a top-10 finish. Hornaday and his Rheem Comfort Products team did just that after pit strategy paid off for the No. 30 team with less than 50 laps remaining, putting him in position to finish eighth for Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) in Kentucky.
Watch and Listen...The American Ethanol 200 can be seen live on Friday, July 11 on FOX Sports 1. Race coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. EDT, and the event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Ron Hornaday Jr. on Racing at Iowa Speedway
"Iowa is a great little track that's always fun to race on. I've had some really good runs there in the past, but have never quite managed to close the deal and get a win; I'm really hoping to change that and bring our Rheem Comfort Products Chevrolet into victory lane. This team works so hard week after week, and there's nothing I'd like more than to reward these guys by getting everyone at Turner Scott Motorsports a win."