Ron Hornaday Jr.
One of the forefathers of the Truck Series, few drivers can be mentioned in the same breath as Hornaday when it comes to wheeling a truck around a track.
- Inducted: 2018
Truck Series Legend
The second-generation racer boasts a record four Truck Series championships and 51 wins on the circuit.
Hornaday also holds the Truck Series all-time marks for top fives (158) and top 10s (234). In 2009, Hornaday won five straight Truck Series races, a feat matched only three other times in NASCAR national series history.
Given his first opportunity in the Truck Series by Dale Earnhardt after “The Intimidator” discovered him during a NASCAR Winter Heat Series event on ESPN2, Hornaday gave back to the sport by allowing young West Coast upstarts to stay at his home while pursuing their stock car racing dreams, including future premier series champions Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick.
Racing at Watkins Glenn International on his way to his first championship season in 1996. Photo by ISC Images via Getty Images.
Celebrating his 2007 championship with teammate Kevin Harvick at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR.
Hornaday rejoices in victory circle after claiming his final Truck Series victory in 2011. Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR.