Hill’s debut a learning experience

Timmy Hill made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway. Driving the #15 Fuel Doctor USA Ford, Hill qualified in the 30th position for the Bashas Supermarket 300.

“This was definitely a learning experience for me,” stated Hill. “The competition is tough with guys like Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman in the field and we did the right thing and logged laps and learned a ton about these NEW cars.”

Hill fell back to through the field while trying to balance a fast pace with a tight car early in the race, giving constant feedback to crew chief Doug Richert and the Fuel Doctor-Rick Ware Racing team.

A long green flag run at the start of the race put the 18 year old two laps down before the team could make adjustments on lap 47 and a clean race only providing three cautions did not allow the team to make adjustments as needed for the rest of the race.

“We made changes when we could but our goal was to run clean, gain seat time and respect from my fellow competitors. I feel we did just that. We finished 29th which isn’t great but we will take it as a debut. I will head to my first mile and a half track at Las Vegas and apply what we learned about the car and my driving style and better our results.”

Hill will be making his Las Vegas Motor Speedway debut in the #15 Ford Mustang for the running of the Sams Town 300 on Saturday.