Apparently this Timmy Hill guy is going to run for rookie of the year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series after only one partial season in the Nationwide series.
Rick Ware Racing and Poynt.com (free mobile app.) have finalized a deal to run Timmy Hill for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year. “I am very excited to have our sponsor and driver make a move up to the Sprint Cup Series” says owner Rick Ware. RWR will run the full Sprint Cup schedule with sponsor Poynt on board. Mike Wallace will drive the 54th annual Daytona 500. Timmy Hill, the 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Rookie of the Year, will be at Daytona in his Poynt Nationwide Ford. Hill will start driving the #37 full time at Auto Club in March or Texas in April. RWR has joined forces with Larry Gunselman’s Max Q Motorsports #37 for the full season. The Sprint Cup operation will run out of RWR’s new 24,000 sq. ft. facility across the street from RWR’s Nationwide and Rolex programs. Hill’s crew chief will be veteran Bill Henderson. Ken Glen formerly of KHI will serve as Competition Director and Larry Gunselman will be General Manager of the #37 Poynt.com Ford.
Here’s a bit more about this dude:
Hill began his racing career in 2005 by karting at the age 12. During his first season, he recorded more than 80 victories, as well as winning two World Karting Association championships, two King George championships, the Concord Speedway Winter Championship. He also finished third in the World Karting Association National Championship. Once the 2005 season concluded, he began racing Bandoleros. In 2006, he scored ten wins. One year later, Hill began racing Legend cars and in the Allison Legacy Series. 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.
During the 2009 season, Timmy Hill won ten Allison Legacy Series’ races and finished first in the point standings. In Legend cars, he won two races in the Winter Heat Series and won the Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 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. 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.
In 2011, Hill began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Phoenix International Raceway, having been too young to compete in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, not yet having passed his eighteenth birthday. During the season, he had a best finish of 11th at Road America and finished 17th in the point standings, winning the Rookie of the Year award. After a close battle with Blake Koch and Ryan Truex, Hill edged Koch by a single point at Homestead-Miami to take Rookie of the Year honors. He competed in 33 of the 34 events scheduled for the season, and scored top-20 finishes in five.
Hill returned to Rick Ware Racing for the 2012 season, also competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race for the team. In February it was announced that Hill would move up to the Sprint Cup Series in March or early April, to compete for Rookie of the Year.