Sam Hornish Jr., a three-time Indy Racing League champion, will attempt to qualify today at Dover International Speedway for his first Nextel Cup Series event.According to Penske Racing Prez Tim Cindric, Hornish was his own worst enemy last Friday. From IndyStar.com:
Hornish attempted to qualify for the Nextel Cup race at New Hampshire last weekend, but came up just short.
“I’m really looking forward to Dover, especially after what happened last weekend,” Hornish said. “I have a better idea now, and hopefully we won’t let it happen again. My goal is to make the race and get as much seat time as possible.”(MORE from Auto Racing Daily)
"He went last (in qualifying) at New Hampshire, and he knew what he had to do time-wise to make it," Cindric said. "Then he took it too easy and under-drove the car for one of the few times in his life. He was a couple of tenths (of a second) off his time in practice, which is a lot.An update will be provided on Sam's progress later in the day because, well, the IndyCar series is on a six-month coffee break.
UPDATE: Another DNQ, so for the second week in a row Sam will be free on Sunday. He had the 42nd fastest time in qualification, but because certain teams are guaranteed qualification Sam did not make the grid.
Somewhere Ryan Briscoe is weeping.