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Sam Hornish, Jr. No. 12 WURTH Dodge Challenger - 5-Hour Energy 200 Preview

Friday June 1, 2012

 

No. 12 WURTH Dodge Challenger

5 – Hour Energy 200

Dover International Speedway – Dover, Del.

June 2, 2012                                                  

TV- ESPN @ 1:30 p.m. ET; Radio – MRN/Sirius 90 @ 1:30 p.m. ET

                                                              Sam Hornish Jr. Dover International Speedway Racing History

Date

Series

Race

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

9/26/2010

NCSC

AAA 400

21

36

349/400

Electrical

5/16/2010

NCSC

Autism Speaks 400

10

34

312/400

Running

9/27/2009

NCSC

AAA 400

9

26

395/400

Running

5/31/2009

NCSC

Autism Speaks 400

12

13

400/400

Running

9/21/2008

NCSC

Camping World RV 400

25

42

304/400

Crash

6/1/2008

NCSC

Best Buy 400

16

18

397/400

Running

5/31/2008

NNS

Heluva Good! 200

20

23

195/200

Running


No. 12 WURTH Dodge Team News and Notes

  • Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 12 WURTH Dodge Challenger, will make his 12th start of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season Saturday afternoon in the 5 – Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway (DIS)
  • This race marks the third appearance of the season for Wurth as the primary sponsor of the No. 12 Penske Racing Dodge in NNS competition. Wurth will serve as the primary sponsor at a total of seven events this year. The Wurth Companies of North America provide customers with everything they need to succeed in the Automotive, Industrial and Woodworking Industries. Whether it is a small body shop or nationwide fleet maintenance company, Wurth USA offers the unparalleled selection and unbeatable service that is synonymous with the Wurth brand.
  • Hornish’s return to DIS marks his eighth start at the venue.
  • This will mark Hornish’s second Nationwide Series start at DIS (he started 20th and finished 23rd in 2008). He has six NASCAR Cup Series starts at DIS with his best finish a 13th in 2009
  • From 2006 to present, Hornish has made a total of 44 NNS starts. He has scored one victory, four top-five and 11 top-10 finishes positions during that time.
  • After 11 races Hornish and the Wurth Dodge team are fourth in the NNS Championship point standings.
  • This weekend the No. 12 Wurth Dodge Challenger will race with chassis PRS-223 which was last raced at Texas Motor Speedway back in April.
  • Fun fact – Sam is interested in U.S. history and Ohio history as well.
  • Penske Racing has 357 all-time race victories with 102 stock car wins and 418 pole positions overall including 129 NASCAR poles.
  • Tune in to SpeedTV on Sunday, June 2 to see Hornish as he continues in his first season as an analyst on SPEED Center.
  • Follow Hornish at @PenskeRacing, @SamHornish, www.penskeracing.comwww.samhornish.com and www.facebook.com/penskeracing andwww.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Hornish-Jr

 

Sam Hornish Jr. comments about this weekend’s 5 – Hour Energy 200

“Dover is one of the tracks that feel very fast from the driver’s seat. I always love going there and have had some very good runs but we always seem to have some kind of issue in the race, our goal this weekend is to change that. This will be my second time racing there in a Nationwide Series car and I am looking forward to it. We will be competing in the Wurth Dodge this weekend and we are ready for a great race at The Monster Mile.”

 

Crew Chief Chad Walter comments about this weekend’s 5 – Hour Energy 200

“Dover is a fun track. It is a track that requires stability for corner entry and then we also need the aero platform to be just right for the long fast turns. Being as fast as it is - there is always a concern about what is going on in front of you as the track can be very treacherous - especially if a car gets out of shape, as a lot of cars are likely to be affected. The Monster Mile is one of my favorite tracks and the Wurth Dodge crew is primed for strong outing this weekend.”

 

                         Sam Hornish Jr. 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results

Date

Venue

Start

Finish

Laps

Status

2/25/2012

Daytona International Speedway

6

20

119/120

Running

3/3/2012

Phoenix International Raceway

6

6

200/200

Running

3/10/2012

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

13

9

200/200

Running

3/17/2012

Bristol Motor Speedway

23

13

300/300

Running

3/24/2012

Auto Club Speedway

13

11

150/150

Running

4/13/2012

Texas Motor Speedway

14

11

300/300

Running

4/27/2012

Richmond International Raceway

12

5

250/250

Running

5/5/2012

Talladega Superspeedway

8

12

122/122

Running

5/11/2012

Darlington Raceway

8

4

151/151

Running

5/20/2012

Iowa Speedway

2

12

250/250

Running

5/26/2012

Charlotte Motor Speedway

5

9

200/200

Running

 

                                           No. 12 WURTH Dodge Challenger Crew Catalog

Position

Name

Hometown

Crew Chief

Chad Walter

Albion, NY

Team Engineer

Brian Campe

Madison, AL

Car Chief

Raymond Fox III

Concord, NC

Mechanic

Alex Cunningham

Hagerstown, MD

Mechanic

Jered Lynch

Milwaukee, WI

Mechanic

Ryan Tschudi

Creighton, MO

Shock Specialist

Mike Chase

Redding, CA

Engine Tuner

Carroll Luft

West Point, IL

Spotter

Chris Osborne

High Point, NC

Front Tire Changer

Thomas Hatcher

Middleburg, FL

Front Tire Carrier

Michael Warren

Mt. Airy, NC

Jackman

Chris Conklin

Snow Camp, NC

Rear Tire Changer

Colin Fambrough

Tyler, TX

Rear Tire Carrier

Larry Robinett

Garland, TX

Gas Man

Josh Pech

Thornton, CO

Transportation

Chris Hamilton

Muncie, IN

Transportation

Larry Joe Allen

Salem, IN

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