Officials from Randy Hill Racing have announced that they will return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season with their No. 08 Randy Hill Racing Ford Mustang, beginning with the 2012 season-opener, the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
After separating from Spraker Racing Enterprises in December, RHR owner Randy Hill has methodically been prepping for the team’s second year of competition, joining forces with Go Green Racing under a technical alliance partnership. Randy Hill Racing will run as a separate Nationwide Series team, but work with GGR in a collaborative partnership on race weekends.
Lawrenceville, Georgia native Casey Roderick, who competed in the 2011 season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in a joint effort between RHR and GGR, will return to the driving duties of the No. 08 Ford Mustang, attempting to make his inaugural superspeedway start at the “World Center of Racing.”
“We looked at all of our options and we’re confident in this plan for 2012,” said car owner, entrepreneur and rancher Randy Hill. “We had the privilege to work with Go Green Racing on several occasions last year and we’re thrilled to keep that relationship alive again this year. We can learn a lot from them and that will only allow our program to strengthen.
“Its Daytona, and by far it will be the biggest race of Randy Hill Racing’s career in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. We’re pumped about it,” he said. “I have great faith that our car will be competitive and Casey will be in top-form which should allow us to be in the hunt for a good finish. Let the countdown begin!”
The 19-year old Roderick said he is excited about the first green flag of the season and about having a more hands-on approach with RHR. “I’m stoked for Daytona,” said Roderick. “Randy has really put a lot of effort into making this season possible and I’ve been physically preparing myself for the season. I think our relationship with Go Green Racing will be highly beneficial and will only allow bigger and better things to blossom through the doors at RHR.”
Paul Andrews, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship crew chief, will perform the same duties with RHR in 2012. Roderick had the opportunity to work with Andrews in the Ford 300 last October at Homestead-Miami, with Roderick claiming a career-best 20th place qualifying effort.
Archie St. Hilaire, owner of Go Green Racing said of the new partnership, “Everyone at GGR is excited about working with Casey, Randy and everyone at RHR in 2012. Casey has a tremendous amount of talent that I think will surprise everyone this season starting at Daytona and it’s refreshing to work with a guy who has as much passion for this sport as Randy Hill does. I couldn’t be happier with the way 2012 is shaping up for Go Green Racing!”