The Last Great Colosseum...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to the Bristol, Tennessee and Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) for the UNOH 200. Ron Hornaday Jr. has 14 previous starts at the half-mile oval, with two wins, four top fives, nine top 10s and two poles. In his 14 events, Hornaday has turned 2,741 laps around BMS.
Closing In...With just 10 races remaining in the 2014 season, Hornaday is holding strong in the NCWTS Driver Point Standings. Sitting in the fourth position, Hornaday trails points leader Johnny Sauter by just 19 points, and is only 10 points back from Matt Crafton, who currently sits second.
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Previous Race Recap...Hornaday made his 11th NCWTS start at Michigan International Speedway, looking for his first win at the 2.0-mile oval. Making it to the second round of knockout qualifying, Hornaday and his Turner Scott Motorsports team earned the 17th starting position for the afternoon's race. Throughout the event, Hornaday worked his No. 30 Rheem Comfort Products Chevy up through the field to eventually finish third, claiming his career-best finish at the Brooklyn, Michigan track. Hornaday's previous best finish at MIS was fourth in 2010.
Watch and Listen...The UNOH 200 can be seen live on Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1. The event can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Ron Hornaday Jr. on Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway
"I really enjoy racing at Bristol. It's one of those places that's rich in NASCAR history and just a fun place to race. All of the Turner Scott Motorsports teams tested there a few weeks ago and I think our HTPG Refrigeration team learned a lot. It doesn't get much better than racing under the lights at Bristol, and I'm really looking forward to it."