NASCAR.com reports that Sam Hornish Jr. will continue to race for Penske Racing in NASCAR's Nationwide Series this year, although his program currently includes only 10 races.
Hornish, whose Sprint Cup ride with the team was sidelined when primary sponsor Mobil 1 withdrew, will run at least a 10-race program, beginning at Daytona. NASCAR.com reports a Penske team source as having said Hornish's car will be sponsored and that the 10 races currently scheduled will be spread throughout the 34-race Nationwide Series schedule. Crew chief Chad Walter, who led Justin Allgaier's Nationwide team last year, will serve as the crew chief for the team.
While focusing on Sprint Cup the past three seasons, Hornish has made 20 Nationwide starts during that time, with a best finish of 11th, at Darlington in 2008.