Sprint Cup No. 44 Team News

June 23, 2015

Jacob Companies to Sponsor Hornish in Sonoma


Jacob Companies to Sponsor Hornish in Sonoma


Hornish Looks for Solid Finish at First Road Course of Season




Weekend Statistics and Notes

\r\n \r\n\r\nSam Hornish Jr. will have a new look on the No. 9 Ford at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) has signed new partner, Jacob Companies as the primary sponsor on the No. 9 Ford at the California road course. Jacob Companies is a nationwide full service General Contractor offering design, development, construction, and management services to a diverse portfolio of clients in various industries. Jacob Companies specializes in High Rise Structures, Universities, Hotels, Automotive Dealerships, Athletic Facilities both Professional and Collegiate, and Parking Structures.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWhile Hornish has competed at the 1.99-mile road course in both NASCAR and IndyCar, he only has three starts per series. In his six starts between both series, Hornish earned his best finish of fifth during the 2007 IndyCar event.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSince 2009, RPM has 16 starts among seven different drivers at the California track. The organization boosts an impressive resume at Sonoma with an average finish of 14.1 and has accumulated two poles, one win, three Top-Five and eight Top-10 finishes.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n

Social Corner

\r\n \r\n\r\nThis weekend, @SamHornish will sport a new look with Jacob Companies on the No. 9 Ford at @RaceSonoma. #NASCAR\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n@Sam Hornish Jr will sport a new look at @Sonoma Raceway with new primary sponsor Jacob Companies on the No. 9 Ford.\r\n\r\n \r\n

Hornish Weekend Chatter

\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n“I like Sonoma. It’s a fun racetrack. I’m looking forward to going back there. It has really porous asphalt, so it really eats away at the tires. You definitely need to manage your tires and understand how hard you can go at the beginning of the run to still have something left to race on 10 laps into it. I feel like I have a good idea of what we need to do to be able to pass there, and hopefully, that will all translate to a solid finish.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n“I’m excited about our new partnership with Jacob Companies. I’ve always been interested in building and designing things and have taken on several different projects myself. Now, I have a sponsor that does the same thing, only on a much larger, commercial scale. They can take a company’s ideas and goals and turn it into a reality from start to finish. That’s pretty cool to me.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAbout Richard Petty Motorsports\r\n\r\nA performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Aric Almirola pilots the famous No. 43 Ford Fusion with primary partners Smithfield Foods, U.S. Air Force, STP and Fresh From Florida, and Sam Hornish Jr. drives the No. 9 machine with primary partners Medallion Bank and Twisted Tea. In addition, Dakoda Armstrong wheels the No. 43 WinField Ford Mustang full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.\r\n