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Bill Hoff (born August 27, 1964)[1] is an American racing driver. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, driving the No. 71 Chevrolet for Ace Motorsports. He also ran in the Busch Series on a limited schedule from 1996 to 2004, usually competing at tracks in the Northeast. He is also a radio broadcaster on 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bill Hoff
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Hoff at a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race in 2018
Born (1964-08-27) August 27, 1964 (age 55)
Ivyland, Pennsylvania
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
22 races run over 6 years
Best finish62nd - 2001
First race1996 Stanley 200 (Loudon)
Last race2004 Alan Kulwicki 250 (Milwaukee)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of June 16, 2018.

Early careerEdit

Hoff drove a Formula Atlantic car in SCCA Amateur competition from 1990 to 1992. He spent 1994 testing a Lola-Cosworth Indy car.

NASCAREdit

Busch SeriesEdit

Hoff made his debut in 1996, running the No. 59 Chevy at New Hampshire. He started the race in 40th and finished 39th. He then returned to the fall race at Dover, repeating his New Hampshire feat with a 40th place start and 39th-place finish. He did not complete either race and the longest he lasted in one was twelve laps at New Hampshire.

He would make one start in 1997. He started 34th and finished 35th at Nazareth.

Hoff's busiest season was in 2001. As the economy was in a recession, Hoff seized the opportunity to make the races that not a lot of teams showed up to, running nine races for his own #93 Hoff Racing team. He finished 41st in his first start of the year at Rockingham, not finishing as the last car despite only running twenty laps. Hoff would not finish any of his other starts, either. However, he did manage a best finish of 33rd at Watkins Glen. He also set his best career start of 38th at Gateway. Hoff finished 62nd in points, his best career showing.

Hoff scaled his schedule down to five races in 2002. His best run of the year was at Nazareth, where he managed 35th. He also matched his best career qualifying effort of 38th there. His other runs only managed 36th, 41st, 42nd and 43rd.

Hoff ran three races in 2003, running the first two for his own team. After a 34th at Nazareth, Hoff ran an eventual career-best 24th at New Hampshire. Despite not completing twenty of the laps, it was Hoff's first career race that he finished. Then, at Dover, Hoff ran a Bost Motorsports car. He started that race in his career-best 28th before finishing 38th.

Hoff made two more starts in 2004. After finishing 37th at Nazareth and 35th at Milwaukee, Hoff shut down his team. Hoff's career totalled twenty-two starts.

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

 
Hoff's K&N Pro Series East car at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2018

In 2000, Hoff attempted one race in what was then the NASCAR Busch North Series at Nazareth Speedway, which was a combined race in conjunction with the Busch Series.[2] However, he failed to qualify for the event.[2]

Hoff returned to NASCAR racing during the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season. He finished 16th at New Jersey Motorsports Park, failing to complete a single lap due to mechanical issues.[3][4] Hoff entered his No. 71 Chevrolet again at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park,[5] but withdrew after engine trouble in practice.[6]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts Ref
1996 Tim Durbin 86 Olds DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH
DNQ
CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW 87th 92 [7]
M.P.H. Racing 59 Chevy NHA
39
TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH
Tim Durbin 86 Chevy DOV
39
CLT CAR HOM
1997 DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH
35
CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY
DNQ
IRP MCH BRI DAR
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
CLT CAL CAR
DNQ
HOM 107th 58 [8]
2000 Hoff Motorsports 93 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH
DNQ
PPR GTY IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM N/A - [9]
2001 DAY CAR
41
LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH
37
CLT KEN
DNQ
MLW
35
GLN
33
CHI GTY
42
PPR IRP
40
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV
43
KAN CLT MEM PHO 62nd 374 [10]
99 DOV
39
93 Pontiac CAR
43
HOM
2002 DAY CAR
43
LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH
35
CLT DOV
42
NSH KEN MLW
36
DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR
41
RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM 81st 224 [11]
2003 DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH
34
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI 91st 201 [12]
Chevy NHA
24
PPR IRP
DNQ
MCH BRI DAR RCH
Bost Motorsports 22 Chevy DOV
38
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
2004 Hoff Motorsports 93 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH
37
CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW
35
DAY CHI NHA
DNQ
PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
DNQ
KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 114th 110 [13]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2000 Hoff Motorsports 93 Chevy LEE NHA SEE HOL BEE JEN GLN STA NHA NZH
DNQ
STA WFD GLN EPP TMP THU BEE NHA LRP N/A - [14]
2018 Ace Motorsports 71 Chevy NSM BRI LGY SBO SBO MEM NJM
16
TMP
Wth
NHA IOW GLN
25
GTW NHA
Wth
DOV 38th 47 [15]
2019 NSM BRI SBO SBO MEM NHA
15
IOW GLN
13
BRI GTW NHA
14
DOV
12
20th 122 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bill Hoff". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "2000 Econo Lodge 200". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Caruso III, Anthony (June 17, 2018). "Two straight, as Rodgers wins back-to-back in Millville". The Capital Sports Report. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 JUSTDRIVE.com 125". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 King Cadillac GMC Throwback 100 entry list". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Bill Hoff [@BillHoff10] (July 15, 2018). "After some good practice laps at Thompson the engine started smoking and misfiring. Looks like we broke something. Put a lot of work into the car to get it set up for the short track but at least we got some practice laps in. Thank you to everyone that helped out this weekend" (Tweet). Retrieved July 15, 2018 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Bill Hoff – 1996 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Bill Hoff – 1997 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2000 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2001 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2003 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  13. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2004 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2000 NASCAR Busch North Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Bill Hoff – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2019.

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