Sam Hornish has never taken racing for granted.

So when the full-time Nationwide Series driver was presented with a second chance in the Sprint Cup Series to drive the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge this season, he jumped at the opportunity.

After AJ Allmendinger was suspended for failing a drug test at Kentucky on June 29, Penske Racing recruited Hornish to drive the No. 22 car the following week at Daytona.