Sam Hornish Jr. Net Worth

They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? Sam Hornish Jr. is a star as a Professional stock car racing driver, co-host of the auto racing news, color commentator for the NBCSN broadcast. Born in Defiance, Ohio, USA on the July 2, 1979 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud American, standing at unknown, Sam Hornish Jr. has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2015 position: 26th, Best finish: 26th (2015), WYPALL* 200 (win 2011, Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional (Phoenix), Mid-Ohio Challenge (Mid-Ohio, win 2017)). Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life Sam Hornish Jr. has attended Archbold High School. Addison Faith Hornish, Eliza Jo Hornish Crystal Hornish unknown are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $10 Million.

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To begin with, Hornish Jr. started competing at the age of 11 in kart racing. After driving for several years in junior series, he joined the World Karting Association in 1993, where he won seven races and scored 29 results in the top 5. In the following season, he won several championships of the World Karting Association, including the USA and Canadian Grand Championship, as well as the USA Junior Class Grand Championship. In 1995, Hornish was again champion in the USA Grand Championship, winning nine races. He then moved to the USA F2000 Series, where he raced six races for the family-owned team and scored a top 10 result in Watkins Glen. In 1997, Hornish switched to Bordin Racing and drove twice to 11th place before moving to Primus Racing. He finished 2nd on the Pikes Peak International Raceway and 7th in the championship. In 1999, Hornish went to Shank Racing, for which he competed in the Toyota Atlantic Series. He won the title of the Rookie of the Year, and won at the Chicago Motor Speedway. In addition, he drove the 24 Hours of Daytona for Intersport Racing.

His first year in the Indy Racing League, he drove for the PDM team and reached 3rd overall place. The following year, he went for Panther and became an IRL champion; Penske joined the IRL in 2002, but Horny was able to beat their best driver Hélio Castroneves and become the champion. However, in 2004 he joined Penske, and was able to win the first season race, but over the course of the season the Honda engines proved to be superior to the Toyota engine used by Penske. In 2005, he came 3rd overall behind two drivers from Andretti Green Racing. In the middle of 2006, after winning the pole position, he also won the Indianapolis 500 race.

At the end of 2006, Hornish announced that he would try to drive the last two races of the NASCAR Busch Series of 2006 season for Penske Racing, as well as individual races in the 2007 season. In his first two starts in 2006, he drove a Mobil 1- sponsored Dodge, but was involved in accidents in both races. In 2007, he participated in seven races of the Busch Series, with his best placement a 15th place on the Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the 2008 season, he drove the Dodge with Mobil 1 as a sponsor for Penske. At his first Daytona 500, Hornish landed in 15th place, while his team mates Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch finished 1st and 2nd. Also in the season 2009, he was active for Penske in the Sprint Cup. Hornish had his best season in 2013, finishing 2nd in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. His last win was accomplished in the American Ethanol E15 250 in 2016, yet he ended the season in 32nd position.

Finally, in the personal life of the race driver, Sam Hornish has been married to Crystal Leichty since 2004. They have two children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Sam Hornish Jr.
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: July 2, 1979
  • Place Of Birth: Defiance, Ohio, USA
  • Profession: Professional stock car racing driver, co-host of the auto racing news, color commentator for the NBCSN broadcast
  • Education: Archbold High School
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Crystal Hornish
  • Children: Addison Faith Hornish, Eliza Jo Hornish
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samhornishracing
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhornish?lang=en
  • IMDB: www.imdb.com/name/nm2297926
  • Awards: IndyCar Series champion (2001, 2002, 2006), 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner, Atlantic Championship Rookie of the Year (1999), IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver (2004), Scott Brayton Award (2006), U.S. F2000 National Championship Hall of Fame Inductee (2012)
  • Nominations: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (2015 position: 26th, Best finish: 26th (2015), WYPALL* 200 (win 2011, Powered by Kimberly-Clark Professional (Phoenix), Mid-Ohio Challenge (Mid-Ohio, win 2017))
  • TV Shows: 2003 IndyCar Series, WindTunnel with Dave Despain, Live! with Regis and Kelly, Late Show with David Letterman (2006), Roary the Racing Car, SPEED Center, IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix series, Fox Sports for NASCAR season

Facts

  • Daughter, Addison Faith Hornish, was born on February 4, 2008.
  • His wife is expecting their first baby around 10 February 2008.

Filmography

Actor
Title Year Status Character
Roary the Racing Car 2007-2010 TV Series Narrator (US)
Self
Title Year Status Character
NASCAR on Fox 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
ToyotaCare 250 2013 TV Special Himself
NASCAR on TNT 2006-2012 TV Series Himself
Pepsi Max 400 2010 TV Movie Himself
Pepsi 500 2009 TV Movie Himself
Pepsi 500 2008 TV Movie Himself
2008 NASCAR Pennsylvania 500 2008 TV Movie Himself – Driver: #77 Mobil One Dodge
2008 NASCAR Subway 500 2008 TV Movie Himself – Driver: #77 Mobil 1 Dodge
Late Show with David Letterman 2006 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
14th Annual ESPY Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2006 TV Series Himself