Timmy Hill

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Timmy Hill
Timmy Hill 41 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Hill at Road America in 2012
Born (1993-02-25) February 25, 1993 (age 21)
Port Tobacco, Maryland, U.S.
Awards 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career
35 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Car no., team No. 33 (Circle Sport)
No. 66 (Identity Ventures Racing)
No. 87 (Identity Ventures Racing)
No. 44 (Team XTREME Racing)
2013 position 38th
Best finish 38th (2013)
First race 2012 Kobalt Tools 400 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2014 AAA Texas 500 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
70 race(s) run over 4 year(s)
Car no., team No. 23 (R3 Motorsports)
2013 position 122nd
Best finish 17th (2011)
First race 2011 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2014 Drive for the Cure 300 (Charlotte)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
2013 position 91st
Best finish 91st (2013)
First race 2013 Fred's 250 (Talladega)
Last race 2013 Kroger 200 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Canadian Tire Series career
1 race(s) run over 1 year(s)
Best finish 44th (2012)
First race 2012 NAPA Autopro 100 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 2, 2014.

Timothy "Timmy" Hill (born February 25, 1993) is an American stock car racing driver. Son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill, he currently drives the No. 33 Chevrolet SS for Circle Sport in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Hill was born in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and began racing go-karts at the age of 12. In Karting, he won two World Karting Association championships, two King George Speedway track championships, the Concord Speedway Winter Championship. Afterward, Hill raced in Legend cars, the Allison Legacy Series, the K&N Pro Series East and the ARCA Racing Series. In 2011, Hill moved to Rick Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series, where he won Rookie of the Year honors.

Early career[edit]

Hill began his racing career in 2005 by karting at the age 12.[1] During his first season, he recorded more than 80 victories, as well as winning two World Karting Association championships, two King George Speedway championships, the Concord Speedway Winter Championship.[2] He also finished third in the World Karting Association National Championship.[2] Once the 2005 season concluded, he began racing Bandoleros.[1] In 2006, he scored ten wins. One year later, Hill began racing Legend cars and in the Allison Legacy Series.[2] During the season, Hill failed to win a race. However, in 2008, he managed to win four Legend car races and two in the Allison Legacy Series. In the Allison Legacy Series, he finished fifth in the point standings.[2]

During the 2009 season, Hill won ten Allison Legacy Series races and finished first in the point standings.[2] In Legend cars, he won two races in the Winter Heat Series and won the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[1] In the following year, he began racing in the ARCA Racing Series and in the K&N Pro Series East, while continuing racing Legend cars.[2] In Legend cars, he won seven races, while recording two top-ten finishes in the K&N Pro Series and one in the ARCA Racing Series.[1]

NASCAR[edit]

Hill racing at Road America in 2011
Hill's 2013 Cup car

In 2011, Hill began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway,[3][4] having been too young to compete in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, not yet having passed his eighteenth birthday.[5] During the season, he had a best finish of 11th at Road America and finished 17th in the point standings,[4] winning the Rookie of the Year award.[6] After a close battle with Blake Koch and Ryan Truex, Hill edged Koch by a single point at Homestead-Miami Speedway to take Rookie of the Year honors.[7][8] He competed in 33 of the 34 events scheduled for the season, and scored top-20 finishes in five.[4]

Hill returned to Rick Ware Racing for the 2012 season, also competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race for the team.[9] In February it was announced that Hill would move up to the Sprint Cup Series, to compete for Rookie of the Year.[10]

In the season-opening race of the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season, Hill scored a career-best finish of seventh; he made his Sprint Cup Series debut at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the third race of the year, where he finished 42nd following a crash.[11] After failing to qualify for three of the four races he attempted, Hill and RWR abandoned the Rookie of the Year campaign and decided to return to the Nationwide Series for the remainder of 2012.[12] Hill later ran Cup races for Joe Nemechek and Frank Stoddard.

For 2013, Hill declared for Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors and ran 19 races for FAS Lane Racing.[13] He eventually finished third in the Rookie of the Year standings, behind Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Danica Patrick.[14]

Hill did not have a team for the start of the 2014 season and would later run part-time for Circle Sport. He was involved in a controversy at Bristol when, while running in last place, Hill failed to slow his Circle Sport Chevrolet under caution and crashed into the rear of the stopped Home Depot Toyota of Matt Kenseth who was running in second place at the time. Hill would later state that his spotter did not tell him the caution flag was out, and he did not see the safety lights around the track turn on. Hill was temporarily let go by Circle Sport, though he was brought back by the team two months later at Kansas. At Pocono in June, he drove for Identity Ventures Racing, a Michael Waltrip Racing R&D team. He would finish 36th in an effort with limited MWR support. He also qualified Landon Cassill's car at Sonoma, as part of his Circle Sport duties. At New Hampshire, Hill drove Joe Nemechek's #87 Toyota.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season in progress
1 Ineligible for series points
2 Hill started the 2012 season running for Sprint Cup series points, but switched to the Nationwide Series starting at Texas in April.

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Timmy Hill — Bio". Timmy Hill.com. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Timmy Hill — NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver". NASCAR. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Timmy Hill Set To Run For Rookie Of The Year In NASCAR Nationwide Series With Rick Ware Racing; Todd Bodine To Drive at Daytona". Catch Fence. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Timmy Hill 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Speedway Media (February 2, 2011). "Timmy Hill to run for Rookie of the Year in Nationwide for RWR". SpeedTV.com. SPEED Channel. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  6. ^ "Keselowski wins, Stenhouse savors championship". November 19, 2011. NASCAR. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  7. ^ Montgomery, Lee (September 16, 2011). "Hill, Koch battling hard for Nationwide rookie title". The Sporting News. Charlotte, North Carolina. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  8. ^ Chiang, Anthony (November 16, 2011). "Palm Beach driver could win Nationwide's top rookie honors". The Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Retrieved 2011-11-20. 
  9. ^ Marquis, Andy (January 27, 2012). "Port Tobacco's Timmy Hill to Compete in Rolex 24 at Daytona". TheBayNet.com. Lexington Park, Maryland. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  10. ^ "Hill to NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rick Ware Racing and Timmy Hill go for Back to Back Rookie of the Year Titles". Rick Ware Racing. February 15, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  11. ^ Pearce, Al (March 12, 2012). "No luck for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Las Vegas race". AutoWeek. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  12. ^ "Timmy Hill Returns to NASCAR Nationwide Series at Texas Motor Speedway". Timmy Hill official site. April 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  13. ^ Timmy Hill to Run for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year with FAS Lane Racing
  14. ^ [1]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Austin Hogue
Allison Legacy Series Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Justin Allison
Achievements
Preceded by
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Austin Dillon