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Hornaday Finds New Ride

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, November 18 2011

Ron Hornaday Jr. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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Four-time Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will drive a truck for Joe Denette Motorsports next season, it was announced Friday.

Hornaday, who has been driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., will drive the No. 9 Chevrolet powered by Pro Motor Engines for the 2012 campaign. Hornaday will be joined at JDM with veteran crew chief, Jeff Hensley.

“We are proud to have a champion like Ron Hornaday joining our team,” Joe Denette, owner of Joe Denette Motorsports. “It’s not every day that a young organization gets the opportunity to bring a veteran driver, like Hornaday, on board. He will bring a lot of experience and an entirely new dimension to our team. We are dedicated to winning races and contending for a championship in 2012, and we think our decision to bring Hornaday and Hensley to JDM shows that commitment.”

Hornaday’s last day at KHI is Friday as the team announced earlier in the season that it is pulling out of the series after the current season.

Hornaday, a 14-year veteran of the series, has 51 victories, 27 pole awards, 146 top-five and 208 top-10 finishes on his racing resume.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with JDM next season,” stated Hornaday. “This is a young team and they have put a lot of the right people in place to win races and compete for a championship in 2012. I’m honored to continue my relationship with Chevrolet and I’m looking forward to a successful 2012 season.”

A sponsorship announcement for Hornaday and the No. 9 JDM entry will be forthcoming in the following weeks.

JDM also plans to run a second entry in 2012 for selected events.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, November 18 2011
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