As NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie driver Timmy Hill entered his first 600 mile race he knew a long night was ahead of him. What he didn't expect was the crazy events that would unfold during the longest race of the season. However, the mature 20-year old driver kept his composure and with his FAS Lane Racing team behind him brought his No. 32 OXYwater Ford home to a solid 27th place finish in the running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"That was a solid and clean race for our OXYwater team and one that we really needed," stated Hill. "Like everyone else we did our best to adjust our No. 32 OXYwater Ford as the track conditions changed from daylight to night. My FAS Lane Racing team stayed on top of that and we had a solid race car all night. That was some crazy stuff with the TV cable and I hope that all of the fans are OK. We had some minor damage on the roof of our car from it but from the looks of some of the other cars it could have been worse."
Hill will be back behind the wheel of the No. 32 OXYwater Ford next week as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the "Monster Mile" of Dover International Speedway.
"We definitely needed a solid run like we had tonight," said FAS Lane Racing team owner Frank Stoddard. "Timmy did a good job in staying patient with the handling of the car and in a long race we were able to keep up with the changing track conditions fairly well. We still have some work to do to get better and up to speed a little quicker into the race weekend but this was a solid outing for our OXYwater team and one that we needed at this time. Now we will need to build on it and get some momentum going."