Sam Hornish Jr Biography
An American professional stock car racing driver Sam Hornish is popular by his remarkable performance in the racing game. Currently, he drives the No.12 Ford Mustang for Penske Racing in the Nationwide Series.
Sam Hornish Jr’s Early Life and Career
Sam was born on July 2, 1997, in Defiance, OH. He started his career in racing at the age of 11, by winning the World Karting Association in less than 4 years. He made his career best second place finish at Pikes Peak International Raceway.
During the Atlantic Championship Season in 1999, he drove for Michael Shank Racing team owner Mike Shank and finished the championship standing with 67 points.
Sam Hornish Career as Sports Car Racing
During the season of United States Road racing Championship in 1999 he drove for Intersport Racing in the United States Road Racing Championship at the opening season of Rolex 24 at Daytona with Jon Field, Ray Jones, and Mike Shank in the Can-Am class. Their car started at 8th place and finished 42nd after retiring on lap 400 with a gearbox failure.
In the year 2007, he returns back to compete in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona for Michael Shank Racing with Mark Patterson, Oswaldo Negri Jr. Their car started 22nd, in its class and overall, completing 628 laps.
He was qualified for his first Indianapolis 500 in 14th place when his team replaced the G-Force with a Dallara IROO.
During the year 2001-2003, he moved to Panther Racing to drive the No.4 Dallara IRO1-Oldsmobile Aurora L47 V8. He was qualified in the 13th place at the Indianapolis 500. He returned to Panther Racing, with the team changing manufacturers and running a Chevrolet V8. During the beginning of the season 3, his racing style was improved in comparison to his last two years at Panther.
He finished 17th and was ranked in the number 5 during the final point standing with 461 points.
Hornish was invited to compete in 2002, 2003 and 2006 international Race of Champions and his best point in that series was 8. He began competing in the NASCAR Busch Series in the No. 39 Dodge Charger. He started 27th and finished 36th after a crash on lap 187. After that, he participated in the Busch Series and showed his driving skill to his fans.
He makes his debut in the No 54 for Monster Energy Racing Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2014. Hornish was placed in no second in the driver points after finishing the 2013 NASCAR National Series.
He participated in many games and receive numerous awards and he was honored for his remarkable influence the racing game.
Sam Hornish’s Personal Life
He is married to wife Crystal Hornish. The couple is living a married life without any rumor of their breakup or divorce and is blessed with three children: two daughters Addison and Eliza and a son Sam III.
He is seen making a public appearance and he looks as if he is enjoying his life with his family.
Sam Hornish’s Net Worth
Being an American professional stock car racer he is paid a high amount of salary and he has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He is living a luxurious life with his family. His work with Speedway Children’s Charities has raised over $5oo,000 to surplus North Texas children.
Till the journey of his life, we can assume that he will soon increase his net worth.