Is Ron Hornaday Hall of Fame Worthy?

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

As we sit on the verge of what appears to be a fourth straight Sprint Cup Series Championship for Jimmie Johnson, it is starting to look certain that Johnson will be an inductee into the Nascar hall of fame someday. However I also got to thinking about another Nascar driver who may also deserve a spot in the hall to be reserved for him.

The driver that came to mind was Ron Hornaday. Hornaday now has four camping world truck series championships (most in series history) and also has the 45 career truck series wins (most wins in the history of the series). Lets not forget that the Nascar Camping World Truck Series is widely considered the closest and most competitive form of Nascar racing which makes these stats all the more impressive. Hornaday is also the only driver in nascar history to win a championship after the age of 50, and he even has four victories in the Nationwide Series.

Those credentials alone should be enough to get anyone into the hall of fame, but on top all of his accomplishments Hornaday has revolutionized the art form of the restart, He is even credited for helping Kevin Harvick among other drivers of making it in this sport. Oh yea Hornaday was even I believe the first Nascar driver to celebrate winning by doing donuts (a practiced used on just about every weekend now).

So the question is: Should Ron Hornaday be in the Nascar Hall of Fame someday? The answer is simple… Uh yea.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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