Longtime Nascar rookie driver Timmy Hill will attempt to run his first Cup race of the year this weekend and will do so running a car paying tribute to the recently-defunct Washington Generals basketball team.
|The Generals, inspiring Timmy Hill|
“We’re disappointed that we couldn’t make anything come together for Daytona, but we’re glad to be back at the track in a Cup car…or, at least, an ARCA car that can pass Cup inspection”, Hill said. “The chance to pay tribute to such a hallowed, historic team as the Washington Generals is just generic icing on the generic cake for me.”
The Generals team was best-known for it’s legendary rivalry with the Harlem Globetrotters, spanning decades and thousands of games. Shortly after the death of the team’s owner/founder/coach Red Klotz, the team disbanded.
“As a Maryland native, I grew up rooting for all the great Washington sports teams—the Diplomats, the Federals, the Commandos—“, Hill continued, “but I’m grateful to my longtime sponsor *Crispy Hexagons* for allowing us to run this very special tribute to a very special team.”
Hill has said that his plans for the rest of the season are still very much up-in-the-air, though he claims that the new “Charter system” instituted by Nascar is not much of a hindrance.
“I’ve been up against it since the beginning”, Hill said. “from lack of funding to Matt Kenseth wanting to kill me. But if the Washington Generals taught me anything, it’s this: When in doubt, just keep losing.”