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Penske committed to keep entering Hornish into races

Former Indy 500 winner and three-time IndyCar Series champion Sam Hornish Jr. has failed in his first three attempts to qualify for a Nextel Cup event, but Penske Racing will continue to place Hornish on the entry list for upcoming Cup races.

Updated: October 7, 2007, 6:15 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- It isn't three strikes and you're out for Sam Hornish Jr.

The former Indy 500 winner and three-time IndyCar Series champion has failed in his first three attempts to qualify for a Nextel Cup event, but Penske Racing will continue to place Hornish on the entry list for upcoming Cup races.

"We're going to stay on our plan to try to qualify Sam in as many races as we can for the rest of the season," said Walt Czarnecki, vice chairman of Penske Racing. ...

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