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Helmet of Sam Hornish, Jr.

Flag of U.S.A. Sam Hornish, Jr.

nationality American age 39 years old born July 2, 1979 hometown Bryan, Ohio

Racing highlights

20132ndNASCAR Nationwide Series
20091stNASCAR Sprint Showdown
20082ndNASCAR Sprint Showdown
20061stIndyCar Series
20053rdIndyCar Series
20021stIndyCar Series
20011stIndy Racing Northern Light Series

Racing career summary

Races entered447
Wins25
Podiums82
Pole positions21
Fastest laps9
Race win percentage5.6%
Podium percentage18.3%

Karting highlights

19962ndWKA Manufacturer's Cup - Yamaha Lite
19952ndWKA Gold Cup - Amateur
19952ndWKA Gold Cup - Super Stock
19953rdWKA Gold Cup - Stock Lite
19952ndWKA Manufacturer's Cup - Spec 100 Lite
19941stWKA Manufacturer's Cup - US 820 Junior
19943rdWKA Manufacturer's Cup - Restricted Junior

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Sam Hornish, Jr..

Sam Hornish, Jr. vs. Nicolas Minassian | Sam Hornish, Jr. vs. Justin Allgaier

Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2017Racing6 races1 win3 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2016Racing4 races1 win2 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2015Racing41 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2014Racing9 races1 win2 podiums2 pole position0 fastest race laps
2013Racing34 races1 win11 podiums4 pole position? fastest race laps
2012Racing53 races0 wins5 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2011Racing14 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2010Racing37 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2009Racing38 races1 win1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2008Racing45 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2007Racing30 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2006Racing19 races3 wins7 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
2005Racing16 races2 wins7 podiums3 pole position0 fastest race laps
2004Racing15 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
2003Racing20 races3 wins5 podiums1 pole positions2 fastest race laps
2002Racing19 races5 wins11 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
2001Racing12 races3 wins10 podiums2 pole position1 fastest race lap
2000Racing8 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1999Racing12 races1 win1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
1998Racing15 races0 wins6 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
1997Racing? races0 wins0 podiums? pole position? fastest race laps
1996KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1995KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1994KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.
1993KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Sam Hornish, Jr.

2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series

PositionPointsTeam
31st169Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
61310
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford MustangFord 5.8Goodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Xfinity Series 2017.

2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series

PositionPointsTeam
32nd157Joe Gibbs Racing, Richard Childress Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
41210
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota CamryGoodyear
Chevrolet CamaroGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Xfinity Series 2016.

2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Chevrolet SSGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2016.

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
26th709Richard Petty Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
360000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford FusionGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2015.

2015 Budweiser Duel

PositionPointsTeam
21st0Richard Petty Motorsports
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Fusion
Click to show race results for Budweiser Duel 2015.

2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Biagi Denbeste Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
30000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford MustangGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Xfinity Series 2015.

2015 NASCAR Sprint Showdown

PositionPointsTeam
4th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford Fusion
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Showdown 2015.

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
58th0Joe Gibbs Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota CamryGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2014.

2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
27th242Joe Gibbs Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
81220
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota CamryGoodyear
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2014.

2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
2nd1177Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
331114?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2013.

2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
78th0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ford
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2013.

2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th1146Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
330510
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2012.

2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
59th0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012.

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
70th0JTG Daugherty Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota
Dodge Charger
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2011.

2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
23rd411Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
131100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge Challenger SRT8
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2011.

2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
29th3214Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
360000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2010.

2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
114th100
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2010.

2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
28th3203Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
360000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2009.

2009 NASCAR Sprint Showdown

PositionPointsTeam
1st0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Showdown 2009.

2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV

PositionPointsTeam
16th0Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV 2009.

2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

PositionPointsTeam
35th2523Penske Racing South
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
340000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2008.

2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series

PositionPointsTeam
51st799Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nationwide Series 2008.

2008 NASCAR Sprint Showdown

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint Showdown 2008.

2008 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXIV

PositionPointsTeam
7th0
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXIV 2008.

2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

PositionPointsTeam
74th138Bobby Hamilton Racing-Virginia
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 2008.

2007 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th465Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
171400
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2007.

2007 NASCAR Busch Series

PositionPointsTeam
68th551Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Busch Series 2007.

2007 Grand American Rolex Series - DP

PositionPointsTeam
63rd22Michael Shank Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lexus Riley

2007 ARCA Series

PositionPointsTeam
92nd240
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1011?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup

PositionPointsTeam
62nd125Penske Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Nextel Cup 2007.

2006 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st475Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
144741
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR4 (Honda)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2006.

2006 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th36
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 2006.

2006 NASCAR Busch Series

PositionPointsTeam
117th89
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
2000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dodge
Click to show race results for NASCAR Busch Series 2006.

2005 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
3rd509Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
162730
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Toyota)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2005.

2004 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th387Marlboro Team Penske
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
151303
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Toyota)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2004.

2003 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
5th461Panther Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
163512
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Chevrolet)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2003.

2003 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
8th30
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4000?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 2003.

2002 IndyCar Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st531Panther Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1551021
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR2 (Chevrolet)
Click to show race results for IndyCar Series 2002.

2002 International Race Of Champions

PositionPointsTeam
11th35
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
4010?
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Click to show race results for International Race Of Champions 2002.

2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st503Panther Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1331022
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara IR1 (Oldsmobile)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing Northern Light Series 2001.

2000 Indy Racing Northern Light Series

PositionPointsTeam
21st110PDM Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
G-Force GF05 (Oldsmobile)
Dallara IR0 (Oldsmobile)
Click to show race results for Indy Racing Northern Light Series 2000.

1999 KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th67Shank Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
121101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Swift 008.a (Toyota)

1998 F2000 Championship Series

PositionPointsTeam
7th0Primus Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?03??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1998 SCCA Central Division National Formula Continental

PositionPointsTeam
19th9
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
101??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF98

1998 USF2000 National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
7th187Primus Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
140200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF98

1997 F2000 Championship Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Bordin Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?00??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1997 USF2000 National Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd36
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Van Diemen RF97

1996 F2000 Championship Series

PositionPointsTeam
0Hornish Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?00??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

1996 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - ICC

PositionPointsTeam
4th620

1996 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Yamaha Lite

PositionPointsTeam
2nd803

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - 100cc Restricted Junior

PositionPointsTeam
28th143

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Spec 100 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
24th239

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - US 820 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
10th0

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - ICC

PositionPointsTeam
11th0

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - 100cc Pro Street

PositionPointsTeam
5th0

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - 4-Cycle Lite

PositionPointsTeam
11th0

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Piston Port

PositionPointsTeam
19th0

1995 WKA Gold Cup - Amateur

PositionPointsTeam
2nd0

1995 WKA Gold Cup - Super Stock

PositionPointsTeam
2nd774

1995 WKA Gold Cup - Stock Lite

PositionPointsTeam
3rd732

1995 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Spec 100 Lite

PositionPointsTeam
2nd816

1994 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Yamaha Junior

PositionPointsTeam
4th818

1994 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Restricted Junior

PositionPointsTeam
3rd839

1994 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - US 820 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
1st0

1994 WKA Gold Cup - Junior Super Stock

PositionPointsTeam
7th0

1994 WKA Gold Cup - Restricted Junior

PositionPointsTeam
7th0

1993 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Restricted Junior

PositionPointsTeam
4th0

1993 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - US 820 Junior

PositionPointsTeam
8th0

1993 WKA Manufacturer's Cup - Yamaha Junior

PositionPointsTeam
7th0

1993 WKA Gold Cup - Junior Super Stock

PositionPointsTeam
10th528

1993 WKA Gold Cup - Restricted Junior

PositionPointsTeam
7th667


DriverDB Rating graph

The following graph shows the change in the DriverDB Rating of Sam Hornish, Jr. over time since January 1st 2013. The rolling average of the graph is 10 days.

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