Ron Hornaday won’t compete in truck series this weekend

Ron Hornaday Jr. is third in Truck Series points, but he won't race this weekend.

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Four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will not race this weekend, but four of his other Turner Scott Motorsports teammates will.

Hornaday — who is third in Truck Series points, just 17 markers behind leader Johnny Sauter — was scheduled to race Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

But late Wednesday night, the team issued a statement saying it would field its two other trucks at CTMP and its two NASCAR Nationwide Series entries at a race in Atlanta on Saturday.

The statement read:

"Turner Scott Motorsports remains in operation and will compete in this weekend’s NASCAR events. TSM’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race teams represented by the No. 42 driven by Kyle Larson and the No. 31 driven by Dylan Kwasniewski will complete this weekend as scheduled at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"The No. 31 driven by Ben Kennedy and the No. 32 driven by Cameron Hayley in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will compete as scheduled at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this coming Sunday.

"My investment company, a co-owner of TSM, will continue to do all that it can to keep the team moving forward with or without our business partner Steve Turner. To all TSM employees, sponsors, partners and fans I pledge we will continue to do what we can to keep the teams racing hard each and every week of the season."

How this will affect Hornaday beyond this weekend’s race is unclear. For his career, Hornaday has 51 race victories, most in Truck Series history.