Hill Plans Sprint Cup Rookie Run


MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Timmy Hill, 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year, has announced he will make a run at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year driving the FAS Lane Racing No. 32 U.S Chrome Ford Fusion.

Hill joined FAS Lane Racing in 2012, entering three events late in the year, including at Kansas Speedway where he finished a career-high 22nd while racing on the lead lap.

“I am very excited to compete in the Sprint Cup Series again this year,” said Hill. Frank and Heidi Stoddard, along with Bob Reath with U.S. Chrome are truly amazing people, and I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to compete in NASCAR on the Sprint Cup level.”

Hill will race in 18 to 20 races for FAS Lane Racing with veteran NASCAR drivers Terry Labonte and Ken Schrader also taking turns at the wheel as the team will race the entire 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.

The total number of races Hill will enter will allow him to compete against Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the Rookie of the Year title.

“FAS Lane has built themselves a great team and the guys in the shop have been working hard getting the cars ready for this season,” said Hill. “Terry Labonte and Ken Schrader bring a wealth of knowledge to the program and will be great mentors to me while I attempt to earn Rookie of the Year. Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. are great race car drivers, and I am looking forward to battling with them on the track for that title.”