MOORESVILLE, N.C. – NTS Motorsports has released Ron Hornaday, Jr. of his driving duties, following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The driver for the No. 9 NTS Motorsports truck will be announced prior to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“We at NTS Motorsports appreciate everything Ron (Hornaday) has done this year to help build NTS Motorsports in its first year competing at the national level in NASCAR,” said team owner Bob Newberry. “Ron has been a great asset to our organization and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
In a post crash interview during the Camping World Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, Hornaday stated that he was told 10 minutes before the race started, that Friday would be his last ride with team. He also said had received several calls regarding driving next week, including interest from Richard Childress. Hornaday said he will drive for Turner Scott Motorsports next weekend at Homestead, but did not announce any plans going forward after season finale.
Entering Friday’s race at Phoenix the veteran Hornaday was 11th in the truck series point standings. Hornaday was recently involved in a crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Brennan Newberry, the son of team owner Bob Newberry.