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Ron Hornaday Jr. closing in on another NASCAR Truck Series title

November 9, 2009 |  9:49 am

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Ron Hornaday Jr.
needs to finish 22nd or better in the final two races of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season to win a record fourth Truck Series championship.

He has a commanding 197-point lead in the driver standings with two races remaining. The real race is in the Truck Series owner standings. Hornaday's team, Kevin Harvick Inc., has a 75-point lead over Billy Ballew Motorsports.

Kyle Busch, winner of a Truck Series-best seven races, including Friday's race at Texas Motor Speedway, drives for Billy Ballew Motorsports. He will be in the truck for the final two races at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for comments from the drivers and preview of the next Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.

-- Tim Haddock

Photo: A heated battle between Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort/Graceway Toyota, and Ron Hornaday Jr., driver of the No. 33 VFW Chevrolet, in the closing laps of Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Busch went on to win the race while Hornaday Jr. finished third. Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images for NASCAR