Timmy Hill is looking to check off the next thing on his bucket list: competing in a Daytona 500. He’ll have the opportunity come February with MBM Motorsports.
Hill, 26, attempted to qualify for the Great American Race just one other time in 2017. That year, running for Rick Ware Racing, he finished 20th in his Duel race and missed out on the Daytona 500.
"I feel like it’s going to be my best shot of ever making the 500," Hill told Frontstretch. "I’ve only had one other shot, and we probably didn’t go down as well prepared as we would have hoped. This time around, we’re going down with a really good piece. It’s going to be a Ford with a Roush Yates motor, and I feel like it’s going to be a really good car."
For a small team like MBM that has between 30 and 35 employees, making the Daytona 500 has huge implications on its financial budget for the remainder of the season.
[Team owner Carl] Long confirmed that MBM will attempt to run the No. 46 car as well in a Toyota with its own engine program, though doesn’t have a driver or sponsor lined up yet.
As for the 2020 season, Long intends on running the whole year, though that could change due to sponsorship. Hill will be his primary driver.
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