February 19, 2014 — photo courtesy Getty Images — DAYTONA BEACH, FL — Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Ron Hornaday Jr. will make his second-career start for Turner Scott Motorsports on Friday night in the NCWTS race at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
The 55-year-old veteran is no stranger to success at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, having 10 starts with two top fives and three top 10s to his credit. Hornaday says he is more than ready to return to competition and hopes to check the World Center of Racing off his win list on Friday night.
“First of all, I would like to thank everyone at Turner Scott Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to race at Daytona with them. I am really looking forward to working with the No.30 Rheem team this weekend. I really enjoy racing at Daytona and it always gives me goose bumps when I hit the track. Daytona is a very fast superspeedway, with a lot of history behind it.”
“The new NASCAR qualifying procedure is going to be very interesting and I think a lot of fun for the fans,” the four-time champ added. “With that being said, it will be important to get a good starting spot and find a partner to draft with. Anything can happen at Daytona, but I know we will have a fast Rheem Silverado. With a little bit of luck, hopefully we can come home with a great finish.”
This weekend, crew chief Shane Huffman and the No. 30 Rheem Chevrolet team will unload chassis TSM-702 at DIS. This is a brand-new chassis which will be making its first laps of competition.
The 2014 NCWTS season kicks off under the lights at the World Center of Speed this Friday, February 21. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 can be seen live beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST on FOX Sports 1. The race can also be heard live on MRN Radio as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, channel 90.
Rheem Manufacturing Company (www.rheem.com) is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full line of high-quality residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar, and heat pump water heaters; swimming pool heaters and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Raypak, Ruud and Rheem, have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality. Rheem, is now in its eighth consecutive year as a NASCAR sponsor.