Hornish Not Giving Up Hope on Title

Penske Racing's Sam Hornish Jr. beleives he can still win his third IRL IndyCar series crown this season, even though he is 78 points behind leader Dan Wheldon

Hornish Not Giving Up Hope on Title

Hornish has won two races this season, more than any other driver aside from the British Championship leader, who has taken four victories so far.

Hornish reckons that with six rounds to go, he could still overhaul Wheldon and that there is everything to play for when the series visits Kentucky Speedway this weekend.

"The way I look at it, there's a lot of racing left to go in this season and a lot of things can happen," Hornish said. "In 2001, I was I think 10 points ahead with two races to go in the Championship and when it was all over with, I was 105. Really just have to be careful when it comes to the end of these races because so many things can happen.

"We'll just try to figure out where we can maximize our points and where we need go out there and stay out of trouble and make it to the end. Toyota has worked really hard to make sure trying to close the gap better and better. I think we've been able to do that."

However, Hornish gave credit to Wheldon, and admits that he has a hard task ahead of him.

"It's definitely going to be very difficult," he added. "Dan was really on a hot streak the beginning of the year, and he continues to do well."

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