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Sam Hornish Jr. wins Nationwide race in Las Vegas, maintains points lead

posted by Chad Bonham

Sam Hornish Jr. (Photo by John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Sam Hornish Jr., didn’t realize until the morning of the race that the Nationwide Series race in Las Vegas was called the Sam’s Town 300. Although Hornish isn’t a gambling man, it turns out that betting on him to win a race with a sponsor that bears his name would have been a lucrative choice. His Penske Racing Ford Mustang led 114 of the 200 laps and pulled away from Kyle Busch for his second NASCAR victory.

Hornish Jr., entered the third race of the season in a tie with Justin Allgaier for the points lead and finished with a 19-point lead over Allgaier, Elliot Sadler and Brian Scott.

Inspiring Athletes spoke to Hornish Jr., earlier in the week and we’ll be sharing that full interview later during the season.

In the meantime, click the link below to read a previous interview with the former Indy Car champion in which he talked about his family’s racing obsession, the importance of maintaining his Christian witness and why he won’t be gracing a church pulpit anytime soon.

“This is kind of my own way to minister to people,” Hornish Jr., said. “It’s not necessarily about being the guy that’s up there sharing from a pulpit. But I’ve been able to profess my faith and maybe reach more people than if I had been a pastor.”

A conversation with Sam Hornish Jr.



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