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DATE News (chronologically)
06/28/09
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Hornaday Dominates Second Straight Truck Race
Ron Hornaday Jr., driver of the #33 Longhorn Chevrolet, leads the field during the MemphisTravel.com 200
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Ron Hornaday Jr. took home his second straight Elvis trophy with an overpowering victory Saturday in the MemphisTravel.com 200 presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Hornaday led 175 of 201 laps on the 0.75-mile track. The driver of the Kevin Harvick Inc. Chevrolet had a commanding lead over Brian Scott's Toyota before a late-race caution forced a green-white-checkered finish. Hornaday pulled away on the final restart and won by 0.653 seconds over Scott.

It was the second straight week Hornaday has led almost from start to finish. Hornaday led 180 of 200 laps at Milwaukee, where he took the points lead. Hornaday expanded it to 76 over Matt Crafton at Memphis with his third victory of the season and 42nd of his career, tops in the history of the series.

Hornaday also won at Memphis in 1998, but the track didn't begin giving the Elvis trophy until 2005. This was the last year for it to be presented.

"The last Elvis trophy at Memphis, that's pretty cool," Hornaday said. "It was pretty awesome to come here and win the last Elvis trophy. That means a lot."

Hornaday started from pole and led 108 of the initial 114 laps, and never was passed on the track. He made his final pit stop and restarted second behind Scott, who successfully used a different pit-stop strategy to take the lead.

Scott managed to hold off Hornaday for 18 green-flag laps. On Lap 135, Hornaday cleanly got inside Scott in Turn 1 and they raced almost side-by-side to Turn 3. Hornaday had the advantage and went to the inside of a lapped truck. Scott went to the outside and Hornaday emerged with a solid advantage. The race stayed green for the next 61 laps and Hornaday steadily built up a sizeable lead.

Scott continued his strong second full season in trucks, moving up to sixth in the points. He finished third at Milwaukee last week and had his first victory at Dover.

David Starr was third, equaling his best finish of the season. Aric Almirola finished fourth and Crafton was fifth.

Results

FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
1 1 33 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet Longhorn Smokeless Tobacco 195/5 201 Running
2 8 16 Brian Scott Toyota Albertsons 175/5 201 Running
3 14 24 David Starr Toyota Zachry / Harris Trucking 165/0 201 Running
4 4 15 Aric Almirola Toyota Phoenix Construction 165/5 201 Running
5 11 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Ideal Door / Menards 155/0 201 Running
6 3 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Exide Batteries 150/0 201 Running
7 9 117 Timothy Peters Toyota Strutmasters.com 146/0 201 Running
8 15 13 Johnny Sauter * Chevrolet Fun Sand / Rodney Atkins / Curb Records 142/0 201 Running
9 5 6 Colin Braun Ford Con-way Freight 138/0 201 Running
10 12 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Copart 134/0 201 Running
11 13 14 Rick Crawford Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral / International 130/0 201 Running
12 10 51 Brian Ickler * Toyota Miccosukee Resort / Samsung Instinct 127/0 201 Running
13 2 25 Terry Cook Toyota Cajun Industries / Harris Trucking 124/0 201 Running
14 16 4 Ricky Carmichael * Chevrolet Monster Energy 121/0 201 Running
15 7 8 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet Malcolmson Construction 118/0 201 Running
16 17 81 Tayler Malsam * Toyota One Eighty 115/0 201 Running
17 6 60 Stacy Compton Toyota SafeAuto Insurance Company 117/5 200 Running
18 24 11 T.J. Bell Toyota Red Horse Racing 114/5 200 Running
19 22 212 Mario Gosselin Chevrolet James Carter Attorney at Law 106/0 200 Running
20 18 10 James Buescher * Ford International Maxx Force Diesel 103/0 197 Running
21 34 157 Norm Benning Chevrolet Norm Benning Racing 100/0 196 Running
22 23 190 Brent Sherman Toyota Great Clips PE 162 Rear Gear
23 29 23 Jason White Dodge GunBroker.com 94/0 144 Broken Valve
24 19 07 Jason Young Chevrolet 3BR Racing 91/0 140 Running
25 20 273 J.J. Yeley Chevrolet County Building Centers 88/0 139 Rear Gear
26 26 148 Hal Martin Chevrolet Sea Support Ventures 85/0 119 Overheating
27 21 184 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet Glenden Enterprises 82/0 115 Susp.
28 25 187 Chris Jones * Chevrolet Safe Surfin' Foundation / Copy Wizard 79/0 111 Running
29 31 189 Wes Burton Chevrolet Blue Ox / Lafferty Performance PE 94 Vibration
30 35 47 Brandon Knupp Chevrolet Fast Track 11 Degreaser 73/0 28 Engine
31 32 165 Trevor Boys Chevrolet Steger Lumber Co. 70/0 24 Engine
32 33 121 Nick Tucker Dodge Stock Car Steel 67/0 23 Overheating
33 36 142 Mike Harmon Chevrolet Just1Shirt.com PE 20 Overheating
34 30 172 Michelle Theriault Chevrolet MaysSolutions .com 61/0 17 Vibration
35 28 08 Butch Miller Chevrolet ASI Limited 58/0 16 Drive Shaft
36 27 85 Brent Raymer * Ford BrentRaymer.com 55/0 11 Handling

* Denotes Rookie

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