Indecision '07: Charlotte

Posted by Iannucci | 10/12/2007 | 2 comments »
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Another week, another DNQ for Sam.

As the list of open-wheel stars moving to NASCAR grows, Sam Hornish Jr. remains undecided about his future.

He's had tremendous success in IndyCars -- winning three championships and last year's Indianapolis 500 -- but his tryout in stock cars hasn't been nearly as smooth. He's still trying to make his first Nextel Cup event, and dropped to 0-for-4 after failing to qualify for Saturday night's race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

"We knew it was going to be difficult coming in," Hornish said Thursday. "We'd like to have been racing a couple times so far, but we knew this was a possibility. We knew this was going to be tough, and that's why I said I wanted to do this." (MORE from Associated Press)
This brief quote doesn't do justice to the entire article. Towards the end Sam gives some the most thoughtful quotes on his racing career, actually making some sense on issues of career longevity and choice. It's just an ironic shame these words had to come via the humiliation of not being able to race to get him to open up like this.

2 comments

  1. Johnny // October 12, 2007 10:19 AM  

    I think the General is going to push him to go NASCAR. Without Sam, he will be the smallest Dodge team (I don't count Petty because they're completely irrelevant, see blog for more details) in the series and they will look to throw "the good oil" elsewhere. He needs Sam to compete with TCGR and GEM.

  2. Dale Nixon // October 13, 2007 6:13 AM  

    Results 1 - 10 of about 20,300 for Hornish Undecided