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Off the Wall With: Timmy Hill

We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new questions for your favorite racing personalities!  This week: journeyman racer Timmy Hill:

  1. What was your first race car and what number was it?

Timmy Hill:  My first racecar was a go kart and it was No. 4. It’s always been my number growing up until I got to NASCAR, but it’s my favorite number.

  1. What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?

Hill: Probably going four wide at Daytona. (That’s) probably the craziest thing just about every year.

  1. What was the first concert you ever attended?

Hill: A concert … I don’t go to concerts too much. The only concert I’ve ever been to was at HPU. I don’t remember who played. I don’t go to concerts.

Friend: You went to the one down in Daytona on the beach.

Hill: I forget who played there, too!

  1. What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?

Hill: Probably on a golf course right before my brother swings the club, I blew an air horn at him. I do things like that on a regular basis.

  1. What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?

Hill: Putting a hole in the wall. We were little kids. We were horsing around.

What was your 1st race car and what number was it? What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race? What was the first concert you attended? What was the best practical joke you were involved in as either perpetrator or victim? What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
David Ragan No. 77 Bandolero Throwing up in the car Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty Rather watch than be involved Nothing!
Casey Mears No. 10 Super Lite off-road A guy running onto the track under a red flag Soul Asylum Being in a van when Sterling Marlin threw a quarter-stick of dynamite under it “Borrowing” dad’s Jeep at 14 when parents were out of town
Chris Buescher No. 67 dirt bike Being upside down in a Legends car Can’t remember exactly Putting the wrong name on the windshied Tore up truck playing in the snow
Gray Gaulding


No. 07 (Bobby Dotter’s Number) Trying to avoid the Big One at Daytona Jason Aldean Pranking manager Rusty Drove a family friend’s car down the street at age 8
Brendan Gaughan No. 13 Superlite Huge fire in pits at Richmond Chicago…with Mom Filling a high school teacher’s car with paper Hid a speeding ticket from Dad
Landon Cassill No. 6 go-kart Changing the shifter during a caution A summer Indie-rick festival Entire life sometimes! Still hiding it.
Jeb Burton No. 27 late model Studs coming off the wheel hub Jason Aldean Hitting people with a water balloon launcher Didn’t do homework


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About Zach Catanzareti

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.