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Ron Hornaday Jr Will Drive for Turner Scott Motorsports in the Daytona Truck Series Race

February 14th, 2014 at 8:01 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Friday Turner Scott Motorsports announced that 55-year-old Ron Hornaday Jr will drive the teams No. 30 Chevrolet in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway next Friday. Rheem Comfort Products will sponsor the truck.

'HornadyDriverSeat' photo (c) 2008, Doug Lambert - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Hornaday is the all-time Truck Series wins leader with 51 in his 344 career starts. He is also a four-time champion in the series but is without a full time ride for the 2014 season. Hornaday has competed in nine straight full seasons of Truck Series competition entering this season.

He made his first and only Truck start for Turner Scott Motorsports in the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway and finished fifth.

"I'm very excited and grateful to have support from Steve Turner, Harry Scott and the entire TSM organization," Hornaday said via a team release. "We worked great together in Miami and to have the opportunity to come to Daytona to start the year off, I'm just really looking forward to it. I wouldn't have this opportunity if it weren't also for Rheem and their help. I think this is a winning combination that will give us a great chance to run up front and hopefully get a win."

Hornaday will join two young drivers in the TSM driver lineup for the race. Ben Kennedy will drive the No. 31 truck and Ryan Truex the No. 32 truck. Also announced on Friday was that Florida Lottery and Whelen Engineering will sponsor Kennedy's truck for the Daytona race.

Tags: Ben Kennedy, Camping World Truck Series, Daytona International Speedway, Florida Lottery, Harry Scott, Motorsports, NASCAR, NextEra Energy Resources 250, Rheem, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ryan Truex, Steve Turner, Turner Scott Motorsports, Whelen Engineering

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