Hornaday wants to take
Texas by horns
FORT WORTH, Texas June 8, 1999
Ron Hornaday will try to snap a series of bad luck runs at Texas Motor Speedway in Friday
night's Pronto Auto Parts 400K. The driver of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet has yet
to finish on the lead lap in either of his trips to the 1.5-mile quad oval. Since the
series began racing at TMS, Hornaday's average start is 17th and average finish is 25.5.
Hornaday spent May 25 at Texas hosting a "ride along" day for Chevrolet. The
event included rides for members of the media in a two-seat Chevy race truck. Local driver
David Starr was also giving rides at the track.
The NAPA Auto Parts transporter will unload truck No.10. It has yet to be named and is the
newest super-speedway truck in the fleet.
"I think we are really going to see what this new Silverado body will do,"
Hornaday said. "This is a pure speed truck and I am very excited about this
Despite his Texas-sized troubles in previous races at TMS, Hornaday is confident that he
will do well this weekend.
"We haven't had a lot of success at Texas, but we never really had a super-speedway
program either," he said. "This year we have worked on our aero package for the
big tracks and I think we will be a whole lot better.
"The track is just awesome. Every time we come here we see our biggest crowds. It's
incredible at night to see 70,000 fans cheering you on. And with all the flash bulbs going
off, there's nothing like it. This is our Daytona 500."
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