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Ron Hornaday Sr., a two-time NASCAR champion on the West Coast, died Sunday at the age of 77.
Hornaday, who won back-to-back championships in NASCAR’s Pacific Coast Stock Car circuit in 1963 and 1964, was the father of three-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.
"Ron Sr. was a great champion and one of the true pioneers in NASCAR's west coast efforts,” said NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."> More
For drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Series, the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown is a chance to showcase their talent in the biggest event of the year. For Ron Hornaday Jr., it will be more of a homecoming.
Hornaday – who prior to becoming a three-time champion in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, spent much of his life in and around the NASCAR Camping World Series West – recently announced plans to compete in next month’s all-star event at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).> More
Brian Ickler joined an elite list of drivers this year who have won races in the NASCAR Camping World Series East and in the NASCAR Camping World Series West. He added to that accomplishment with a major victory in a combined event, winning this year’s NASCAR Camping World Series combination race in Iowa.
Now he wants to top it all off by winning the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown.> More
Not everything went as planned for Mike David in the NASCAR Camping World Series West in 2008. Following an outstanding year in which he won the championship in 2007, the 41-year-old Modesto, Calif., driver experienced an up-and-down outcome this year.
David summed it up as a “roller coaster” season: “There were some real good highs and then a couple of DNFs (did not finish), which are the worst lows you can have in racing.”> More
The sixth edition of the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown will feature two days of exciting action among some of the nation’s greatest short-track drivers in NASCAR Camping World Series and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition.
The prestigious postseason event, the ‘Daytona 500 of short-track racing,’ is slated for Jan. 23-24, 2009 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).> More
Jeff Barkshire reached a lot of goals as a race driver in 2008. He captured his first Coors Light Pole Award in NASCAR Camping World Series West competition at the combination event at Iowa Speedway in May. He scored his first career win in the series at Evergreen Speedway in July. And he was honored as with the Sunoco Rookie of the Year during the championship awards banquet in Sacramento, Calif., in November.> More
Despite only running a handful of races between them this season in the NASCAR Camping World Series West, Todd Souza and Jason Fensler were each able to lock up a coveted spot in the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown. The annual postseason event, considered the ‘Daytona 500 of short-track racing,’ is slated for Jan. 23-24, 2009 at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.).> More
Jason Bowles entered the 2008 season as possibly the hottest driver in the NASCAR Camping World Series West on a road course. This year, however, the 26-year-old competitor from Ontario, Calif., demonstrated what he could also accomplish on an oval track by sweeping both races on his home track of Toyota Speedway at Irwindale (Calif.) and closing out the season with a victory at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif.> More
Eric Holmes became the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Series race in a Toyota, and the first driver to win a NASCAR Camping World Series championship in a Toyota. Now he would like to become the first driver to win the NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown in a Toyota.
“I think that would be a great match to win the Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway in a Toyota Camry,” said Holmes. “I think there’ll be a little pressure from Toyota on us to go there and try to win the race.”> More
In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.
Testing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, as well as the NASCAR Camping World East and West Regional Touring Series at tracks hosting any of those events are included in the 2009 policy.> More