Hill plans first Sprint Cup start of 2013 in Fontana


Timmy Hill plans to make his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start of 2013 on Sunday in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 32 Ford for FAS Lane Racing.

“I’ve had quick success with FAS Lane Racing in the three 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts,” Hill said. “We all gelled right away last year and we are all optimistic on what the 2013 season will bring.”

Hill is slated to driver the No. 32 in 18-20 Sprint Cup races this year, splitting time with veteran drivers Ken Scrader and Terry Labonte.

“We have our eye on that Rookie of the Year award, but the main thing is for me to continue to grow as a driver and we as a team continue to improve each week,” Hill said. “If last year’s starts I had with FAS Lane Racing and this year’s team performance is any indication, we should have a very successful season.”

Hill’s competition for top rookie honors in 2013 are Roush Fenway driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Danica Patrick, both of whom are racing full-time.

The No. 32 team enters the Fontana race 34th in Sprint Cup car owner points.

The Auto Club 400 is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. It can be seen live on FOX.

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