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Samuel Jon Hornish Jr. Wiki Biography
Samuel Jon Hornish Jr. was born on the 2nd July 1979, in Defiance, Ohio USA, and is a car racing driver who is active for Penske Racing in NASCAR. Prior to that, he drove for Penske in the Indy Racing League, where he won the championship in 2001, 2002 and 2006. In 2006, he also won the Indianapolis 500.
How rich is the racing driver? It has been calculated that the overall size of Sam Hornish’s net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Racing is the main source of Hornish’s wealth.
Sam Hornish Jr. Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, Hornish Jr. started competing at the age of 11 in kart racing. After driving for several years in junior series, he joined the World Karting Association in 1993, where he won seven races and scored 29 results in the top 5. In the following season, he won several championships of the World Karting Association, including the USA and Canadian Grand Championship, as well as the USA Junior Class Grand Championship. In 1995, Hornish was again champion in the USA Grand Championship, winning nine races. He then moved to the USA F2000 Series, where he raced six races for the family-owned team and scored a top 10 result in Watkins Glen. In 1997, Hornish switched to Bordin Racing and drove twice to 11th place before moving to Primus Racing. He finished 2nd on the Pikes Peak International Raceway and 7th in the championship. In 1999, Hornish went to Shank Racing, for which he competed in the Toyota Atlantic Series. He won the title of the Rookie of the Year, and won at the Chicago Motor Speedway. In addition, he drove the 24 Hours of Daytona for Intersport Racing.
His first year in the Indy Racing League, he drove for the PDM team and reached 3rd overall place. The following year, he went for Panther and became an IRL champion; Penske joined the IRL in 2002, but Horny was able to beat their best driver Hélio Castroneves and become the champion. However, in 2004 he joined Penske, and was able to win the first season race, but over the course of the season the Honda engines proved to be superior to the Toyota engine used by Penske. In 2005, he came 3rd overall behind two drivers from Andretti Green Racing. In the middle of 2006, after winning the pole position, he also won the Indianapolis 500 race.
At the end of 2006, Hornish announced that he would try to drive the last two races of the NASCAR Busch Series of 2006 season for Penske Racing, as well as individual races in the 2007 season. In his first two starts in 2006, he drove a Mobil 1- sponsored Dodge, but was involved in accidents in both races. In 2007, he participated in seven races of the Busch Series, with his best placement a 15th place on the Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the 2008 season, he drove the Dodge with Mobil 1 as a sponsor for Penske. At his first Daytona 500, Hornish landed in 15th place, while his team mates Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch finished 1st and 2nd. Also in the season 2009, he was active for Penske in the Sprint Cup. Hornish had his best season in 2013, finishing 2nd in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His last win was accomplished in the American Ethanol E15 250 in 2016, yet he ended the season in 32nd position.
Finally, in the personal life of the race driver, Sam Hornish has been married to Crystal Leichty since 2004. They have two children.
|Full Name||Sam Hornish Jr.|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 2, 1979|
|Place Of Birth||Defiance, Ohio, USA|
|Profession||Professional stock car racing driver, co-host of the auto racing news, color commentator for the NBCSN broadcast|
|Education||Archbold High School|
|Children||Addison Faith Hornish, Eliza Jo Hornish|
|Awards||IndyCar Series champion (2001, 2002, 2006), 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner, Atlantic Championship Rookie of the Year (1999), IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver (2004), Scott Brayton Award (2006), U.S. F2000 National Championship Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)|
|Nominations||Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2015 position: 26th, Best finish: 26th (2015), WYPALL* 200 (win 2011, Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional (Phoenix), Mid-Ohio Challenge (Mid-Ohio, win 2017))|
|TV Shows||2003 IndyCar Series, WindTunnel with Dave Despain, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Late Show with David Letterman (2006), Roary the Racing Car, SPEED Center, IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix series, Fox Sports for NASCAR season|
|1||Daughter, Addison Faith Hornish, was born on February 4, 2008.|
|2||His wife is expecting their first baby around 10 February 2008.|
|Roary the Racing Car||2007-2010||TV Series||Narrator (US)|
|NASCAR on Fox||2008-2016||TV Series||Himself|
|ToyotaCare 250||2013||TV Special||Himself|
|NASCAR on TNT||2006-2012||TV Series||Himself|
|Pepsi Max 400||2010||TV Movie||Himself|
|Pepsi 500||2009||TV Movie||Himself|
|Pepsi 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself|
|2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #77 Mobil One Dodge|
|2008 NASCAR Subway 500||2008||TV Movie||Himself - Driver: #77 Mobil 1 Dodge|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2006||TV Series||Himself - Guest / Himself|
|14th Annual ESPY Awards||2006||TV Special||Himself|
|Live with Kelly and Ryan||2006||TV Series||Himself|