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What I Like About You

Andy Hillenburg
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By Carol Einarsson | 04/30/2008
Category: What I Like About You
 


I like that your racing career includes everything from quarter midgets to the Indy 500, and from ARCA to Cup, with everything else in between!

I like that you seem to be a genuinely happy guy, with one of those smiles that comes easy and often.

I like that you were an IROC test driver.

I like that you have a big family, with four kids whose initials are A, B, C, and D.

I like that you were responsible for providing all the cars for the ESPN movie "3", and that you and your team found and/or built more than sixty race cars for the film.





I like that your nickname is Indiana Andy.

I like that when you first moved to Charlotte, you found a place to stay - sleeping in Ken Schrader's shop.

I like that your first Cup start happened in the first full year of Cup racing that I watched as a new race fan.

I like that you've driven the #28 car, even if only while testing for RYR.

I like that you're an A-Feature winner at Eldora.

But let's get onto the bigger reasons I like you, Andy Hillenburg...

I like that you paid 4.4 million dollars for something that cost Bruton more than a HUNDRED million!

I like that you stepped up and brought life back to a track that was kicked out of NASCAR for the sole reason that billionaire Bruton has to get his way and thinks nothing of buying old cherished tracks just to kill them for his own gain.

I like that you named the tower at Rockingham after Benny Parsons because of his ties to the track, having won not just back-to-back ARCA Championships in 1968 and 1969 (when you were just five and six years old), but also his Cup Championship at his home track.

I like that when it's suggested to you that the good people of Rockingham may just want to elect you Mayor, you humbly say what a fine job their mayor is already doing.

I like whatever part you played in scheduling the first big race back at The Rock for a Sunday when there wasn't a Cup race so we could all watch it on TV!

And one more thing I like about you, Andy Hillenburg...

I like that after your big purchase, you promised to keep feeding Rocky, the stray momma cat that has moved in at The Rock. I hope she's okay with the crowd you're bringing back.

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