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Sam Hornish Jr. to Drive #22 SKF Primary-Sponsored Car this Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway

SKF's primary colors will be showcased at one of NASCAR's prime events this weekend when Sam Hornish Jr. gets behind the wheel of the #22 SKF Dodge Charger for Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Sam Hornish Jr. will race SKF's primary colors when he drives Penske Racing's #22 SKF Dodge Charger in this Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. SKF’s primary colors will be showcased at one of NASCAR’s prime events this weekend when Sam Hornish Jr. gets behind the wheel of the #22 SKF Dodge Charger for Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
 
“We want to lead the right lap there on Sunday – the final lap that pays the big winner’s check and awards the huge trophy,” said Hornish.
 
Although Hornish has not raced a Sprint Cup car at Talladega in two years, he is very much aware of what it takes to win at the acclaimed venue.
 
“What it all comes down to is being in the front pack at the very end. You can lead laps all race long, but the most important thing is to lead the right lap. You have to be in the mix coming off Turn 4 and heading down through the tri-oval to the finish line.”
 
SKF USA is an associate sponsor of the Team Penske entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races. SKF was primary sponsor of a Team Penske Dodge at Kansas earlier this year, and co-primary sponsor at two Nationwide Series races in 2012. In addition, SKF is an associate sponsor of Helio Castroneves’ IndyCar entry.
 
The race is the fourth entry in the 10-race 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship. Hornish’s Penske Racing teammate, Brad Keselowski, won two of the first three Chase races, including last Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.
 
Hornish has certainly learned how to lead laps on the circuit’s longest track. In his five career Sprint Cup Series starts on the massive 2.66-mile layout, he has led laps in three of those battles. Of all his career Cup laps led (71), 13 percent (9) have come at Talladega Superspeedway.
 
“Penske Racing has always had great cars and strong engines for the races at Daytona and Talladega,” Hornish said. “After all, it was my teammate (Keselowski) who brought the winner’s trophy home from there in the first race back in May.  I’m looking forward to bringing home the SKF Dodge Charger this Sunday in just the same way.”
 
Because the Nationwide Series has the weekend off, this Sunday’s Sprint Cup race will be the sole focus for Hornish, who has done double duty on a number of weekends this year.
 
“I’m confident our drivers will be extremely competitive at Talladega this weekend,” said Poul Jeppesen, President and CEO of SKF North America.  "What about an SKF / Penske Racing one-two finish?  That’s very possible and would be terrific!"
 

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