Sam Hornish Jr to Return to Sprint Cup


Richard Petty Motorsports have announced the return of Sam Hornish Jr to NASCAR Sprint Cup. He will part of their team, replacing Marcos Ambrose who is returning to V8 Supercars after nine seasons as part of Sprint Cup. He will take part in the Australian series as part of the alliance between Dick Johnson Racing and Penske. Hornish has raced from time to time in the Nationwide series for Joe Gibbs Racing this year despite winning the Indycar series three times and the Indianapolis 500 in 2006. At the end of 2010 he lost his Penske seat but he stayed with the team and drove in 2012 and 2013 for the Nationwide series coming second in 2013.

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He has said that he feels better placed now than he was when he went into NASCAR. He explained that he is better prepared as he has got a lot more experience and thing will be different this time. He went on to explain that he did not want to say anything bad of anyone but it did not work before and this time he feels things will be a lot better. He went on to say that he is thankful that he stayed long enough to keep a place in competition and held on to his own values. He said that he did the right thing and also had good people around him as well. He said that he has now worked for four years to get himself in to this position and feels like he has come a long way. Richard Petty Motorsports will hold on to their other driver; Aric Almirola who managed to get to the first round of the Chase this season having won a race in Daytona in July.

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