There will be no additional timing lines along pit road this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.
While other tracks have increased the number of timing zones in recent weeks, the Tennessee half-mile will stay with the 14 already embedded on pit road. New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Pocono Raceway had additional timing zones added, and NASCAR has not ruled out adding more at other tracks ahead on the 2016 schedule.
Hornish Looks to Future
Sam Hornish Jr.’s second-place finish at Mid-Ohio was the latest solid performance for the former full-time Sprint Cup driver’s foray into the XFINITY Series. Hornish has won a race and finished second driving for two different organizations, Joe Gibbs Racing and Richard Childress Racing. He still believes he can compete regularly at a high level.
“We’re using this year to build for the next,” Hornish said after Saturday’s runner-up effort. “I want to be in some good stuff and I don’t care if there’s a couple races in between. As much as I want to be out there full-time, I also want to do it the right way.”
Hornish has one more start scheduled with RCR, next month at Kentucky Speedway.
“Kentucky is one of my favorite racetracks, where I got one of my first big breaks,” he said. “What it will mean for next year, I don’t know. But I’m thankful for the opportunity. It’s no fun to sit, wait and hope you get opportunities.”
Great Day at Mid-Ohio
“NASCAR Next” driver Alon Day had a successful XFINITY Series debut at Mid-Ohio. The native of Israel turned in a top-10 finish to make an impressive debut in NASCAR’s No. 2 division.
“I was hoping for rain, I was actually praying for rain,” Day said. “I knew I could do something because I used to drive in the rain in Europe. When it came, I settled into third position and was fighting for the lead. The moment the rain hit and I realized we would change to rain tires, I knew I had the speed and would attack as soon as possible. I knew some guys would be slow in the rain.”
Day will return to the series later this month at Road America.
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