Statesville, NC (January 31, 2020)-Motorsports Business Management (MBM Motorsports) and RoofClaim.com announced today a multi-race partnership beginning at Daytona during Speedweeks, which starts Thursday, February 6th when the NASCAR Cup Series haulers enter Daytona International Speedway to kick off the NASCAR Cup Series 2020 schedule.
RoofClaim.com is a technology services company serving communities in major markets across the U.S.. RoofClaim.com focuses primarily on insurance claims processing and roof replacements for storm-damaged homes through the use of cutting edge technology. The company also has its Preferred Contractor Network which allows RoofClaim.com to partner with qualified contractors across the nation. The company was founded by Brian Wedding, who serves as RoofClaim.com’s Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, the RoofClaim.com CEO is a longtime advocate of professional and collegiate sports and has aligned the company with the athletic programs of several major universities. This includes the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, and Florida Atlantic University, home to RoofClaim.com Arena. RoofClaim.com also has sponsorship agreements with the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins and now the MBM Motorsports #66 in the NASCAR Cup Series.
” This sponsorship allows us to support Timmy Hill, an up and coming driver, and immerse our organization in the world of NASCAR motor sports,” said RoofClaim.com CEO Brian Wedding. “NASCAR has a large and loyal fan base so when I was presented with this opportunity it was a simple decision. I look forward to watching the #66 RoofClaim.com car compete in the 2020 season.”
Timmy Hill is the Son of former NASCAR driver Jerry Hill and brother of current NASCAR driver Tyler Hill. Timmy Hill currently competes for MBM Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series and in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hill was born in Port Tobacco, Maryland and began racing go-karts at the age of 12. In Karting, he won two World Karting Association championships. In 2011 Hill moved up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series where he won the Rookie of the Year honors. Hill has competed in 92 Cup Series races over the course of eight seasons, but he has never competed as a full-time driver. He competed in a career-high 21 races in the 2018 season, including 18 for MBM Motorsports. He made six more starts for the team in the 2017 season and six additional starts in the 2019 season. Hill finished fifth in the October 26th Gander Outdoor Truck Series race in Martinsville, which his career best NASCAR Truck Series finish. Hill’s best NASCAR Xfinity Series finish is 7th, which he did twice for MBM Motorsports with the last being last August at Bristol Motor Speedway.
I was already excited to get the season started at Daytona with everyone at MBM Motorsports, and to get the news that we have added a quality sponsor like RoofClaim.com makes it that much more exciting!” stated Timmy Hill. “I know Carl and everyone at MBM Motorsports has worked very hard during the off season and we are looking forward to unloading at Daytona and do all we can to put the RoofClaim.com #66 in the Daytona 500.”
The RoofClaim.com entry at Daytona will be a Ford Mustang which will be powered with a Roush Yates powerplant. MBM Motorsports normally competes with Toyota equipment and has their own engine program. MBM Motorsports will also compete with three teams in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the 2020 season. MBM Motorsports is owned by NASCAR veteran Carl Long and was formed in 2014. MBM Motorsports has competed part time in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2017. MBM Motorsports best finish in the NASCAR Cup Series is 14th which came with Timmy Hill behind the wheel in the 2017 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. MBM Motorsports is planning on competing in the full 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule with the #66 team.
Carl Long quote:
“We have been working very hard to make our race team more competitive. My business partners have been instrumental in keeping us heading in the right direction,” said team owner Carl Long. “To have such a prestigious company like RoofClaim.com come on board really helps take our race program to another level. We look forward to representing their company and marketing their brand throughout the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.”
For more on RoofClaim.com, please visit their Facebook page. Roofclaim.com is also active on Twitter. You can follow and Tweet with them @RoofClaimUS or Instagram @roofclaimus.
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By Dustin Albino, “Frontstretch.com”
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.”
Making the 500 would be a dream come true for the Maryland native, who has always been competitive at superspeedway racing, specifically for MBM at Daytona in the Xfinity Series.
“I think for every kid growing up, that particular race is a childhood dream, especially for me,” Hill added. “I would always cheer on the small guys, so it’s neat that we’re going to be one of those small guys clawing our way, trying to make the 500. It’s going to be pretty special if we make that race.”
As a team, MBM has made just one start in the Daytona 500, coming in 2018 when just 40 cars showed up to participate. Mark Thompson ended the race in 22nd position.
Team owner Carl Long hopes he can get Hill in the race.
“For the 500, you’ve got to have somebody that understands the draft, knows how to look ahead and have a gut feel for when the wreck is going to happen,” Long stated. “I don’t think there’s anybody in racing, myself included, that gets through a wreck as good as Timmy Hill does. I would wind up being windshield deep into something and he comes out with a scratch on the fender.
“Timmy is a good driver and I need a good driver to be in our car to get into the race.”
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.
“If you come out of Daytona and you miss the race it’s a struggle the rest of the year,” Long said. “It’s a huge financial race. If you come out of Daytona and you miss the race, it’s tough. Sometimes you have to lay off people, and it really sets the tone for what your program is going to be for the rest of the year.”
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.
“A lot of people have overlooked Timmy for one reason or another,” Long said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be around him since he started racing in Xfinity. I respect his ability a lot.”