MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Sam Hornish Jr. drove the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Dodge to a 13th-place finish in today’s TUMS Fast Relief 500 here at Martinsville Speedway. Even though the result matched his best career finish on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ shortest track (also finished 13th here in spring race of 2010), Hornish wanted more.
“It was a solid run for our Shell-Pennzoil Dodge, but we wanted more than we got out of today,” Hornish said. “It’s frustrating to be running up in the top 10 and see it slip through your fingers like that. You wonder if maybe two tires would have been the best way to go instead of the four we took there at the end. We were really strong on long runs and the car was the tightest it was all race long during those last few laps. The guys did a great job on pit road today and we had a strong car. We just wanted more than what we got out of the day.”
Hornish started 27th in today’s battle, after posting a qualifying lap of 19.669 seconds (96.273 mph) in Fri