Andy Hillenburg

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Andy Hillenburg
Born Andrew Hillenburg
(1963-04-30) April 30, 1963 (age 55)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Achievements 1975–1979 Quarter Midget series champion
1995 ARCA Racing Series Champion
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
16 races run over 7 years
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 Xfinity Series career
9 races run over 7 years
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 races run over 3 years
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
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
Statistics current as of November 23, 2012.

Andrew "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 the 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.

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 International Race of Champions and Team Racing Auto Circuit series.[1] 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 Milwaukee Mile.

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.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hillenburg has been married since 1991 and is the father of four children.

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]

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NNCC Pts
1991 Andy Hillenburg Racing 29 Buick DAY RCH CAR
40
ATL
32
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 64th 110
1993 Diamond Ridge Motorsports 29 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
41
CAR PHO ATL 91st 40
1995 Dick Brooks Racing 40 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY
36
NHA POC TAL IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 65th 55
1998 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chevy DAY
29
CAR LVS ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI TEX
DNQ
MAR TAL CAL CLT
DNQ
DOV RCH MCH POC SON 54th 334
LJ Racing 91 Chevy NHA
31
POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR TAL
22
DAY
24
PHO
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
1999 DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR 68th 34
LJ Racing 91 Chevy CLT
DNQ
TAL
43
CAR PHO HOM ATL
2000 DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL NA -
2001 BAM Racing 49 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL
DNQ
CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY
DNQ
CHI NHA POC
DNQ
IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM ATL NHA NA -
2002 Marcis Auto Racing 71 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR
43
BRI TEX MAR
43
TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 75th 68
2004 Donlavey Racing 90 Ford DAY
DNQ
65th 206
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford CAR
34
LVS ATL
42
DAR
42
BRI
43
TEX
DNQ
MAR
42
TAL CAL RCH CLT
DNQ
DOV POC
DNQ
MCH SON DAY CHI NHA
R&J Racing 37 Dodge POC
DNQ
IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO DAR HOM
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1998 Sadler Brothers Racing Ford 18 29
1999 Hover Motorsports Ford DNQ
2000 LJ Racing Chevrolet DNQ
2004 Donlavey Racing Ford DNQ

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NBSC Pts
1992 Andy Hillenburg Racing 42 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR
24
HCY 106th 91
1993 DAY CAR
22
RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL IRP MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV ROU CLT MAR CAR HCY ATL 95th 97
1994 DAY
21
CAR RCH ATL
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
DAR HCY
DNQ
BRI ROU
DNQ
NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO TAL HCY
DNQ
IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR 83rd 100
1996 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY
43
CAR
23
RCH ATL
DNQ
NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM 76th 128
1997 Labonte Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY
20
CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT 80th 164
Fast Track Racing Enterprises 25 Chevy DOV
34
SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM
1999 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Pontiac DAY
3
CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 88th 165
2001 BAM Racing 22 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX
33
NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM 120th 64

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCTC Pts
1995 Vestar Motorsports 01 Chevy PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH MAR NWS SON MMR PHO
33
101st 64
1996 1 HOM PHO POR EVG TUS CNS HPT BRI NZH MLW LVL I70 IRP FLM GLN NSV
14
RCH
36
NHA MAR NWS SON MMR PHO LVS 79th 176
1999 Fast Track Racing Enterprises 48 Chevy HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP
DNQ
GTY HPT RCH LVS LVL TEX CAL 116th 58
2003 Fast Track Racing Enterprises 10 Dodge DAY
15
DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN 97th 118
Gary Keller Racing Ford KEN
DNQ
GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM

ARCA Re/Max Series[edit]

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

ARCA Re/Max Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ARMC Pts Ref
1992 Ken Schrader Racing 58 Chevy DAY
10
FIF TWS TAL
8
TOL KIL POC MCH FRS KIL NSH DEL POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS SLM ATL 93rd - [3]
1993 Robert Ingraham 38 Chevy DAY
9
FIF TWS TAL KIL CMS FRS TOL POC MCH FRS POC KIL ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL 120th - [4]
1995 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY
1
1st 5485 [5]
Fast Track Racing Enterprises 11 Chevy ATL
5
TAL
6
FRS
1
MCH
6
I80
5
OWO
18
FRS
11
POC
10
POC
5
FRS
6
SBS
5
LVL
9
ISF
15
DSF
7
SLM
17
ATL
5
Olds FIF
6
KIL
3
KIL
5
WIN
8
1996 Ken Schrader Racing 52 Chevy DAY
4
ATL
22
SLM TAL
3
FIF LVL CLT
3
CLT
2
KIL FRS POC MCH
30
FRS TOL POC MCH IND SBS ISF DSF KIL SLM WIN CLT ATL 41st - [6]
1997 Phoenix Racing 1 Chevy DAY
1*
ATL SLM 38th - [7]
Fast Track Racing Enterprises 11 Chevy CLT
15
CLT POC MCH SBS TOL KIL FRS MIN
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford POC
7
MCH DSF GTW SLM WIN CLT
13
TAL
33
ISF ATL
3
1998 Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chevy DAY
3
NA 0 [8]
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford ATL
8
SLM CLT
14
MEM MCH
2
POC
8
SBS TOL PPR POC
29
KIL FRS ISF CLT
10
TAL
9
ATL
Chevy ATL
32
DSF SLM TEX WIN
1999 Ford DAY
35
ATL 41st 765 [9]
ML Motorsports 67 Chevy SLM
8
AND
26
CLT
39
MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM
Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Chevy CLT
24
TAL
6
ATL
31
2000 DAY
6
SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT TAL 67th 325 [10]
BAM Racing 11 Pontiac ATL
21
2001 Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Chevy DAY
17
NSH WIN SLM GTY KEN CLT KAN MCH POC MEM GLN KEN MCH POC NSH ISF CHI DSF SLM TOL BLN CLT TAL ATL 140th 145 [11]
2002 Fast Track Racing Enterprises 11 Chevy DAY
6
87th 340 [12]
Ford ATL
18
NSH SLM KEN CLT KAN POC MCH TOL SBO KEN BLN POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT
2003 Hover Motorsports 80 Ford DAY
8
ATL
29
NSH SLM TOL KEN CLT BLN KAN MCH LER POC POC NSH ISF WIN DSF CHI SLM TAL CLT SBO 95th 275 [13]
2004 Fast Track Racing Enterprises 10 Chevy DAY
36
NSH SLM KEN TOL CLT KAN POC MCH SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL 182nd 50 [14]
2006 Fast Track Racing Enterprises 11 Chevy DAY NSH SLM WIN KEN TOL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW NSH MCH ISF MIL
28
TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL IOW 149th 90 [15]

Indianapolis 500 results[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TRAC Series Info". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gluck, Jeff (October 25, 2013). "Trucks will return to Eldora, skip Rockingham in 2014". USA Today. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1992 ARCA SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1993 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1995 ARCA Hooters SuperCar Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1996 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1997 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1998 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 1999 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2000 ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2001 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2002 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2003 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2004 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Andy Hillenburg – 2006 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 

External links[edit]

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