January 29, 2012 8 Comments
October 1, 2011
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2011) — Ron Hornaday Jr., the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series only four-time champion, posted his record-extending 50th victory in the Kentucky 225 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Hornaday, from Palmdale, Calif., is the only active, full-time competitor whose career dates to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ inaugural event at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 5, 1995. He won the Keystone Light Pole for that race and collected his first victory two months later at Tucson (Ariz.) Raceway Park.
The 53-year-old Hornaday has won races on 30 different tracks. He is the series’ all-time short track winner with 22 victories and also won three times on road courses. Eleven of his 50 victories came from a pole position start.
Beginning in 1995, when Hornaday drove for Dale Earnhardt Inc., he has won at least once in each of 12 seasons in which he was a full-time competitor and 13 years overall. His most prolific season was 1997 when he won seven times. He has won six or more times in five different seasons. Saturday’s victory was his third of the 2011 season.
August 26, 2011
Kyle Busch Wins Record-Breaking 50th NASCAR Nationwide Series Race
2009 Series Champion Now In Sole Possession of All-Time Series Wins Lead
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (August 26, 2011) – After winning the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night, Kyle Busch became the all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series wins leader, breaking a tie with Mark Martin.
The victory was Busch’s fourth at Bristol and 50th overall since his series debut in 2003.
On May 14, 2004 at Richmond International Raceway, Busch drove the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to his first NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. It was the 18th career series start for Busch, then 19, who led 236 of the 250 laps in that event.