Andy Hillenburg

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Andrew Hillenburg
Born (1963-04-30) April 30, 1963 (age 51)
United States Indianapolis, Indiana
Achievements 1975-1979 Quarter Midget series champion
1995 ARCA Racing Series Champion
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
16 race(s) run over 7 year(s)
Best finish 54th (1998)
First race 1991 Goodwrench 500 (Rockingham)
Last race 2004 Advance Auto Parts 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
9 race(s) run over 7 year(s)
Best finish 76th (1996)
First race 1992 AC-Delco 200 (Rockingham)
Last race 2001 Jani-King 300 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
4 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Best finish 79th (1996)
First race 1995 GM Goodwrench/Delco Battery 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2003 Florida Dodge Dealers 250 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of November 23, 2012.
Nationality American
Born (1963-04-30) April 30, 1963 (age 51)
United States Indianapolis, Indiana
Retired 2006
ARCA Racing Series
Years active 1992-2006
Starts 61
Wins 3
Poles 1
Best finish 1st in 1995
Previous series
2001
2000
1994
Winston West Series
Indy Racing Northern Light Series
Busch North Series
Championship titles
1995 ARCA Racing Series Champion

Andy Hillenburg (born April 30, 1963) is an American race car driver, team owner and track owner. He currently owns Fast Track Racing Enterprises, a racing team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA RE/MAX Series. He is credited with reviving North Carolina Speedway, now known as Rockingham Speedway after it lost its NASCAR dates in 2004. Andy Hillenburg has been married since 1991 and is the father of four children.

Early life[edit]

Hillenburg was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began his racing career at age 11, when he competed in the Indianapolis soap box derby.

Racecar driver[edit]

He won the state quarter midget championships in 1975-1979. Hillenburg won the ARCA Super Car Series Championship in 1995, with 3 time ARCA Champion Bob Dotter as Crew Chief. He won the 1995 and 1997 Daytona ARCA 200, the premiere event in the series.

He served as a test driver for the IROC series. He competed in the 2000 Indianapolis 500, finishing 28th, and has sixteen Winston Cup starts nine Busch Series starts and four in the Craftsman Truck Series. His best finish in NASCAR was a third place finish at the 1999 NAPA Auto Parts 300, where he finished 3rd in the #18 MBNA Pontiac Grand Prix for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Racecar owner[edit]

As of 2008 he operates the Fast Track High Performance Driving School and is running a team for Bryan Silas as an entry in ARCA and the Camping World Truck Series. He also fielded a car driven by Frank Kimmel in the 2007 Daytona 500, but the entry did not make the field.

Acting[edit]

He has also acted in a few movies, including 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story on ESPN, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Hillenburg also was a technical advisor and provided equipment for the filming of the Bollywood film Ta Ra Rum Pum, which was filmed at Rockingham and also at the ARCA race at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.

North Carolina Speedway[edit]

On October 2, 2007, Hillenburg purchased North Carolina Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina for $4.4 million (USD). The track was put up for auction by Speedway Motorsports Inc. and chairman Bruton Smith. Rockingham had not hosted a NASCAR event since 2004, but Hillenburg hopes to bring lower-tier NASCAR series back to the track. On May 4, 2008 the ARCA RE/MAX Series raced at Rockingham in the Carolina 500 and again in 2009. Also in 2008, the USAR Hooters Procup Series had their final race of the season at the Rockingham Speedway, in a race called the American 200 (named in honor of the name for the first race run at the Rock in 1965, the American 500) on November 1, 2008. The track hosted its first NASCAR sanctioned race (a Camping World Truck Series race) since its 2004 closure on April 15, 2012. Rockingham became part of the regular schedule for that series, and they returned in 2013. However, Rockingham was removed from the series' 2014 schedule.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Nextel Cup Series[edit]

Busch Series[edit]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

Year Chassis Engine Start Finish Note Team
2000 Dallara Aurora 33rd 28th Wheel Bearing Fast Track

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gluck, Jeff (October 25, 2013). "Trucks will return to Eldora, skip Rockingham in 2014". USA Today. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bobby Bowsher
ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Champion
1995
Succeeded by
Tim Steele