- Sam Hornish Jr. walked away in 2008 from his seat as a three-time IndyCar champion to pursue a second career in NASCAR.
- Hornish won 19 times in Indy cars but was unable to carry that success to NASCAR.
- Hornish, 41, is four years younger than Jimmie Johnson, who is making his own late-career move from champion in NASCAR to rookie in IndyCar.
Getting a few minutes Sam Hornish Jr. is a little easier these days than it was back when he was winning Indy Racing League championships or busting his butt trying to break through in NASCAR.
These days, catching up with Hornish is more like tugging on Super Dad’s cape.
“I’m sitting in the car, looking to the left and waiting for the girls’ dance competition to start,” Hornish told Autoweek at the start of a recent interview. “And looking to the right, I’m seeing people going in and out to get their COVID vaccinations. It’s…