Sam Hornish Jr will return to Sprint Cup Series action At Pocono Raceway this weekend, filling in for Travis Kvapil in Front Row Motorsports’ No. 38 Long John Silver Ford. Kvapil will be at Texas Motor Speedway, competing in the WinStar World Casino 400K Camping World Truck Series race for Randy Moss Motorsports.
Hornish has been running select races in the Nationwide Series for Penske Racing . Thus far in 2011, he has one top 10 in five starts.
I’m really excited to get back in a Cup car. And it’s not just an opportunity to run a Cup race, but I get to race at Pocono. That’s a track that a lot of drivers don’t like and it puts them in a bad mood trying to figure it out. And that actually can pay dividends for me because I like racing there and I go there with confidence. I’ve run well there the past two years with four top-15 finishes. … I’ve been spending some time with Jay Guy, going over the set-up of the car, so we have a good game plan going in. I knew Jay from when he was at Penske, but I didn’t work directly with him. But I’m looking forward to working with him this week.