Sam Hornish Jr. still without full-time NASCAR Cup ride

Sam Hornish Jr.

As the musical chairs continue among NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers for 2013, Sam Hornish Jr. still finds himself without a full-time seat.

Hornish, the former IndyCar champion and Indianapolis 500 winner, has been driving Penske Racing’s No. 22 Cup car since early July in place of A.J. Allmendinger, who failed a drug test and later was released from the team.

There was speculation that Hornish might stay in the car again next year. But Penske announced Tuesday that Joey Logano, who is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing, will take over the No. 22 car next season and join Penske’s other Cup driver, Brad Keselowski.

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  • John Brashear

    Roger Penske used to be a really smart guy, his move to ford is an abject failure he will regret, Sam I wish you the best, I don’t think Penske was giving you the best he had…

  • Horn’s fan

    Sam’s a damn good driver ..Penski sucks the way they did him. I like Logano but rather have Sam. Hope he get a better ride.

  • James Fontana

    Sam needs to step back and count the number of torn up race cars he has brought back and the number of questionable scuffles he’s been in and then he’d realize why he won’t be in the 22. Penske will soon find this out about Joey too and he’ll be back in the NW series.

    • John Brashear

      NASCAR is a crash fest with the rules trying to make all cars cross the finish line at the same time, how many of those crashes were Sams fault ?….driving a car in NASCAR is a matter of IF you’ll crash it, but when.

      • James Fontana

        How about another bent up race car last night? Sam is not cup quality just as Joey isn’t either. Penske is getiing senile along with Childress who let Sadler go for no apparent reason. I am not sure any of them are sane any more. Stewart wants Danica which is insane, she has crumpled up more cars than Sam or Joey. Hendrick has his favorite and it isn’t Jeff or Junior. Rousch is just plain grouchy and hardly ever smiles.