This weekend, NASCAR racing returns to Rockingham for the first time in nearly a decade.
The Camping World Truck Series will race at the "Rock" on Sunday as a stand-alone event. Due to the lengthy absence of NASCAR from the historic venue, Sunday will mark the first visit to the Rockingham track for almost all of the drivers competiting this weekend.
One driver who is an exception and has experience at the "Rock" is four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr.
Hornaday Jr. has raced at Rockingham in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series during his successful career. I think his experience in running both series' races at Rockingham makes Hornaday a sleeper's pick to lead him to victory lane on Sunday after a tough start to the 2012 season.
One thing Hornaday hopes NASCAR does differently this time around is bringing in a new tire. During a NASCAR teleconference on Tuesday, he he this to say about the need for an improved tire...