Timmy Hill

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Timmy Hill
Timmy Hill 41 2012 Road America Sargento 200.jpg
Hill at Road America in 2012
Born Timothy Hill
(1993-02-25) February 25, 1993 (age 24)
Port Tobacco, Maryland
Awards 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
58 races run over 6 years
Car no., team No. 51 (Rick Ware Racing)
No. 66 (MBM Motorsports)
2016 position 59th
Best finish 38th (2013)
First race 2012 Kobalt Tools 400 (Las Vegas)
Last race 2017 AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
116 races run over 6 years
Car no., team No. 40/13 (MBM Motorsports)
2016 position 116th
Best finish 17th (2011)
First race 2011 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (Phoenix)
Last race 2017 American Ethanol E15 250 (Iowa)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
20 races run over 3 years
2016 position 34th
Best finish 23rd (2015)
First race 2013 Fred's 250 (Talladega)
Last race 2016 Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
NASCAR Pinty's Series career
1 race run over 1 year
Best finish 44th (2012)
First race 2012 NAPA Autopro 100 (Montreal)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of June 24, 2017.

Timothy "Timmy" Hill (born February 25, 1993) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill, he currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 51 Chevrolet SS for Rick Ware Racing and the No. 66 Chevrolet SS for MBM Motorsports, and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the Nos. 13 and 40 for MBM Motorsports.

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. NASCAR on Fox analyst Darrell Waltrip famously called out Hill for a "rookie mistake" at the moment of the incident, though he recanted his harsh tone late in the broadcast. 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 No. 87 Toyota. In 2015, he was hired to drive the 62 and the 98 part-time for Premium Motorsports and in the Truck Series part-time for Premium in the 94.

In 2015, Hill made his first start of the season at the Texas in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 13 for MBM Motorsports and Carl Long. Hill would make 6 more starts with Long but his best finish would come in his first of three starts with JGL Racing, where he finished 11th in the No. 26 Toyota at Daytona in July. In the Truck Series, Hill would run a total of 12 races for Premium Motorsports in the No. 49 Chevy Silverado. Nine races resulted in top 20 finishes with a best finish of 15th at Dover and Kentucky. Hill's 2015 Cup debut came in the July race at Loudon. His best finish came at Pocono, where he finished 36th. Hill would go on to run 11 more races for Premium Motorsports.

Hill's 2016 season started off in the season-opening Truck race at Daytona, driving the No. 49 for Premium. After running up front in the top 10 for most of the race, Hill was spun out while running in the top 5 on the last lap, relegating him to 14th. As of September, Hill has ran 11 Xfinity races with a best finish of 22nd at Loudon in the No. 13 for MBM. Hill announced in August that he will be running the remainder of the 2016 Xfinity Series season for MBM.

In 2017, Hill returned to Rick Ware Racing to drive the No. 51 in the Cup Series starting at the Daytona 500, but failed to qualify. [15]

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.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2017 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet DNQ

Xfinity Series[edit]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

* Season still 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]
  15. ^ "RICK WARE RACING TO FIELD MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES TEAM". NASCAR. January 20, 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017. 

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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