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NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity
NASCAR's Sam Hornish Jr. is a case study of a racer's tenacity

There have been more than a few occasions in recent years when one might have asked: Why does Sam Hornish Jr. still do this? After winning three IndyCar series titles and 19 IndyCar races, including the crown jewel Indianapolis 500 in 2006, Hornish joined some other open-wheel drivers who migrated to NASCAR. Yet even for someone with Hornish's record and skill, stock-car racing proved to be exceptionally difficult. Hornish often struggled in both NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series and then in its second-level Nationwide Series. But Hornish, the 35-year-old native of Defiance, Ohio, known for his pronounced sideburns, is nothing if not tenacious. He refused to give up on...

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