HAMPTON, Ga. -- IndyCar star Sam Hornish Jr. is the latest open-wheel driver ready to give NASCAR a try.A related article from Motorsport gives IndyCar fans reason to delay any panic attacks.
Hornish, a three-time IRL champion and this year's Indianapolis 500 winner, said Saturday he will attempt to qualify a Penske Racing South Dodge for the Busch Series races in November at Phoenix and Homestead. (MORE)
With the recent defection of several open wheel drivers to NASCAR, Hornish was adamant that he had no immediate plan to move permanently to stock cars, "There's not a particular reason I am doing this, except to see if I can. To see if I can make a go of it, right now we are still going to focus 100% on the IndyCar side of it. I want to come out here and see if I can be competitive at it and depending on what happens, anything can happen in the future. But for the immediate future we are going to focus on IndyCar.
"Those are the things I came to Penske to originally accomplish, to run well in IndyCar."