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Hornish 29th At Daytona

Sam Hornish Jr., AHS ’98 and Indianapolis 500 winner, finished 29th in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, Saturday, July 5.

After starting 42nd, Hornish worked his way through the field and was poised for his second top-15 finish in as many starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval before he was collected in a late-race incident.

He now sits 35th in the 2008 NASCAR Cup Series owner points standings.

On lap 108, while running in the 14th position, Hornish barely avoided involvement in an accident when the No. 19 car blew a tire and hit the wall directly in front of him.

Hornish was up to the 13th spot when he was collected in a multi-car accident on the final lap. The car was heavily damaged and Hornish limped the machine across the start/finish line with multiple flat tires.

Although the field was frozen at the time of the caution, Hornish fell to 29th place because he was unable to maintain speed to the checkered flag.

Hornish heads to Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway, Saturday, July 12.

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