Sam Hornish Jr., Penske Championship Racing

by C.J. Radune on February 11, 2010 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


25) Sam Hornish Jr. | No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge | Penske Championship Racing

Pros: Hornish stepped up his game in 2009 and scored his best finish in the season points (28th) in his two seasons on the circuit. He notched two top-fives and seven top-10s in the 36 races. He also won the Sprint Showdown at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May, proving that he can be very racy when conditions warrant.

Cons: Eight DNFs in 2009 was what stopped Hornish from achieving even more. On more than one occasion Hornish was caught in an accident that was not his fault. He also lost two engines, which should be rare at Penske Championship Racing.

Fantasy tip: Those poor results stymied what was actually a strong season from Hornish, a season where he showed that he is improving in Sprint Cup. Hornish has the ability, the equipment and the team to make the Chase for the Championship in 2010. The problem is that for him, it would be uncharted territory. Hornish is a weak third or strong fourth driver in most formats.

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Radune has been a KFFL contributor since January 2008.

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