Hornaday Finally Wins At Martinsville

22-23 October, 2010, Martinsville, Virginia USA Ron Hornaday Jr. and his wife Lindy celebrate in victory lane after winning the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway. © 2010 - Tyler Barrick Autostock

(photo courtesy nascar.com)

It took many tries, but finally Ron Hornaday won a race at the historical Martinsville Speedway Saturday afternoon.  This victory was Hornaday’s second win in the 2010 season, and his 47th career victory in the Camping World Truck Series.

This victory coincides with the first ever grandfather clock given out to the truck series winner at Martinsville.  Prior to this race the grandfather clock was the exclusive prize for the Sprint Cup winners only!

At a short track the prides itself on “hard charging, close quarters racing”, the results of which are crumpled sheet metal and bruised egos, Hornaday’s truck looked like it had just been rolled of off the hauler!

On the first of the possible three overtime green-white-checkers, Hornaday took the advantage on the restart and powered his KHI #33 Armour Chevy Silverado away from the dominate #18 KBM Z-Line Designs Toyota of Kyle Busch to record the victory . Hornaday cited the addition of crew chief Butch Hylton to his team as a decisive factor. Hylton is the 11th crew chief with whom Hornaday has won a race.

“Butch and I worked together at RCR [Richard Childress Racing],” Hornaday said. “We worked together at KHI. He left for a little bit. He came back, and we’re just jelling. The truck unloaded just unbelievable.

“When we made the change, I told them [owners Kevin and DeLana Harvick] that we were going to get results. We came to Martinsville to win.”

Here is the unofficial results of the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday.


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