Ron Hornaday Jr.: Staying in No. 9 Chevrolet Staff

Update: Joe Denette Motorsports is pleased to announce a merger with NTS Motorsports to create a three-truck "powerhouse" for the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. The team will field three full-time entries under the NTS Motorsports banner with Hornaday Jr. back behind the wheel of the No. 9 Chevrolet Silverado, reports.

Recommendation: Although Hornaday had a poor season in 2012, the JDM team appears in a position to keep him behind the wheel of the No. 9 truck. The merger to form NTS Motorsports should strengthen the team from a money and equipment standpoint. Hornaday should return to Top-10 driver form in 2013.