Tracy Lee Hines
Born: May 1, 1975
Birthplace: New Castle. Indiana
Awards: 1992 USAC Speedrome Regional Midget Series Rookie of the Year

1996 USAC National Midget Series Most Improved Driver

1998 USAC Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year

2000 USAC Silver Crown Series Champion

2001 National Midget Driver of the Year

2002 USAC National Sprint Car Series Champion

NASCAR Busch Series Statistics
Car #, Team Unemployed
2005 Busch Series Position: 85th
Best Busch Position: 74th - 2004 (Busch Series)
First Race: 2004 O'Reilly 300 (Texas)
First Win:
Last Win:
Wins Top Tens Poles
0 0 0
All stats current as of June 11, 2006.

Tracy Lee Hines, born on May 1, 1975 in New Castle, Indiana is an American auto racing driver. He was the 2000 USAC Silver Crown Champion and 2002 USAC National Sprint Car Champion. He is currently unemployed.

Hines made his first attempt at a Busch race in 2000, when he attempted to qualify for the Cheez-It 200 in a car owned by Jimmy Spencer. He did not make the field.

2003[edit | edit source]

Hines began his NASCAR career in 2003, when he and NASCAR Craftsman Truck owner Jimb came to an agreement with Hines to run 5 truck races for him in the later portions of 2003.

His career started at Indianapolis Raceway Park (IRP). Hines qualified 30th in the #27 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Ram and had just made it into the top-10 when he wrecke and crashed into the the wall, finishing 32nd. At the next race at Texas Motor Speedway, he qualified 4th, and ran in the top-15 all day, coming home with an eleventh place finish. Hines ran his last two races races that season at Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway. At both racs, Hines qualified the #7 in 22nd place, and finished 13th..

2004[edit | edit source]

In 2004, Tommy Baldwin signed Hines to drive three races for the Hungry Drivers program, a Busch Series competition to see who would drive his #6 Ragu Dodge Intrepid that season. In his debut at Texas, he started 14th and finished 20th despite a late spin. After a 25th at Talladega Superspeedway, Tracy had his best finish of the year, a 17th at Michigan International Speedway.

Hines continued to run in the Truck Series, replacing Matt Crafton in the #88 Menards Chevrolet Silverado for ThorSport Racing, competing for NASCAR Rookie of the Year. He finished 20th, 16th and 29th in the first three races, before posting a 5th place finish at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway. Starting at Texas, Tracy had a streak of 8 straight top-17 finishes, capped off by a 9th at IRP. He also led 2 laps at Gateway. Tracy finished off the 2004 season, with a pair of 13ths and earned an 18th place points finish.

2005[edit | edit source]

In 2005, the #88 had gone back to Crafton, and Paul Wolfe was in the #6 Hellmann's Dodge for 2005. Despite a lack of sponsorship, Thorsports fielded a second truck for Hines, the #13. In 23 races he finished in the top-20 only 7 times. Despite a 5th at Richmond International Raceway and leading 2 laps at Kansas Speedway, he was released with two races to go in the season.

Hines drove one race in 2005 the #43 Channellock Dodge for The Curb Agajanian Performance Group at California, where he started 26th and finishing 36th after a late crash. After Wolfe was released from the #6, Evernham Motorsports, who now owned the car, hired Hines to drive at The Milwaukee Mile, where he started ninth and finished ninteenth. He also ran at IRP in the #6, starting fifth and finishing 24th. Later in the season at Texas, he attempted a Busch race for Glynn Motorsports, however the #92 Ultra Comp Trailers Dodge crashed in practice and withdrew.

2006[edit | edit source]

Tracy was to have signed to drive the #92 Glynn Motorsports Dodge in the Busch series, but the team dissolved. Instead, he will drove the #14 Dodge for FitzBradshaw Racing, with sponsorship from TakeMeOn Vacation, Bluegrass, and JaniKing. He left the team in July.

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