Maybe it was the fact that he was driving a yellow Penske Trucking car instead of his usual Mobil One ride, but whatever the reason Sam Hornish Jr qualified 5th and finished in 15th at his latest Busch series race at It-lanta yesterday.
Might have been a little better day if he had avoided the penalty for speeding in the pits.
"That’s really my first green-flag pit stop in these cars and it takes some getting used to," said Hornish, who qualified fifth for his fifth Busch Series race. "It’s more difficult than what we have with Indy Cars. Of course, we drive Indy Cars in there a lot harder and they slow down quicker, but you have the pit speed limiter. It was real close, but I knew there might be an opportunity to get black-flagged there."Qualifying 5th and finishing 15th is probably the worst day he could have in the IRL. But this is NASCAR where these numbers mean a good day. Not only did he avoid a crash, but for the first time all season he finished ahead of Kyle Krisiloff.