Ron Hornaday's Looking to Start the Summer Stretch with a Win at Iowa

Horn FanSenior Writer IJuly 10, 2010

Ron Hornaday, Jr. will have Karl Chevrolet on-board as sponsor on his No. 33 Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway for Sunday afternoon's Lucas Oil 200.

Horn and his No. 33 team are riding a wave of momentum, having collected five top-five finishes in the last six races.

With Iowa being a short track, Horn is one of the favorites to win Sunday, and he has a series-leading 20 short track wins.

Horn's poised to pick up his first win in 2010, end his 20-race winless streak, and cross Iowa off of his list of nine tracks where he has yet to win.

"I'm looking forward to going back to Iowa," Hornaday said.

"The fans there are great and everyone is so happy to have us there. I'm also excited to premiere our new sponsor, Karl Chevrolet. It's always pretty cool to have a hometown sponsor on the side of the truck that everyone in the stands can relate to."

Horn and his No. 33 team, led by crew chief Doug George, kept busy over the break by working on several new chassis, and one will be debuted at Iowa.

He will be driving chassis No. 046 at Iowa. It's brand-spanking new, and it produced excellent wind tunnel numbers in recent tests by the team.

Horn should unload with a wicked-fast truck; they won't bring the wrong chassis like last year.

He should qualify top-five or be on the front row, maybe even lead a few laps early, but he will be there in the closing laps battling for the win.

Horn and George have a game plan, so I won't be surprised to see him dominate the race Sunday, and not only win, but pick up some valuable points.


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