Hoffman Racing announces driver linup

Hoffman Auto Racing prepares for its 75th year of competition, announces Sprint Car driver line-up for 2004. Dickie Gaines on Dirt, Tracy Hines for 10 Races Loveland , Ohio( February 4, 2004)-Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR) announced today that...

Hoffman Auto Racing prepares for its 75th year of competition, announces Sprint Car driver line-up for 2004.

Dickie Gaines on Dirt, Tracy Hines for 10 Races

Loveland , Ohio( February 4, 2004)-Hoffman Auto Racing(HAR) announced today that Dickie Gaines will drive the famous #69 Sprint Car in all dirt races in the USAC schedule for 2004. HAR also plans on Tracy Hines competing in 10 USAC races this season, both pavement and dirt. HAR will run a second dirt car for Tracy Hines in select races , to include Gas City(4/30), Eldora(5/1,8/7), Charlotte(10/13), Perris(10/28-10/30), and Manzanita(11/4-11/6). Tracy will drive the pavement Sprint Car at Anderson( 4/4, 5/26), Nashville(4/10) , and Nazareth(8/27-8/28). The driver line up for the remainder of the pavement schedule is still being worked by the Team. As previously announced, Tracy Hines will run the entire Nascar Craftsman Truck Series.

Dickie Gaines is the son of legendary Indiana Sprint Car Driver and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame member, Dick Gaines. Dickie has 40 USAC Sprint Car races to his credit, and had 5 top 10 finishes in 10 starts in 2003.

Tracy Hines is one of USAC's all time great drivers. He is a past Silver Crown and Sprint Car Champion(in the HAR car). Tracy was a top three points finisher in all 3 USAC Divisions in 2003, and has won 51 USAC National races. He is a holder of the USAC "Super License".

"Dickie Gaines is a gem in the rough, we plan on polishing his skills this year and winning races" said Richard Hoffman, President HAR. "Dickie has done a good job for us each time he has been in our car. We welcome Dickie to the HAR Family. We are also thrilled to be able to continue our relationship with Tracy Hines. Tracy has been a great driver for us, we are happy for his success, and look forward to winning more races this year with Tracy."

" We look forward to building on previous success,( including a third place in the Mopar Million), and I look forward to a full season with Dickie", said Rob Hoffman, VP Engineering HAR. " I am also personally very happy to continue to work with Tracy Hines in 2004".

" I am glad to have been chosen for this great opportunity" said Dickie Gaines. " We work well together, and did from the very first race. It is amazing to me how Rob, Richard, and Dan can look at the car on the track and immediately know what adjustments to make. I am looking forward to a great year with the Team".

Primary sponsorship will continue from Kroger and Tide, with associate sponsorship from Pringles, Bounty, and Alltrail.com.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that Kroger in conjunction with Procter & Gamble brands has sponsored Hoffman Auto Racing.

Hoffman Auto Racing (HAR) competes in the Silver Crown and Sprint Car Divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC). HAR was founded in 1929 by August (Gus) Hoffman. Three generations of Hoffman's are involved with the Team. HAR is the all time leader in USAC National Sprint Car Team victories with 57 . HAR also has 7 Silver Crown victories, for a total of 64 National wins. HAR has a record 7 USAC National Championships to its credit, and celebrates 75 years of competition this year.

Rob Hoffman continues as VP of Engineering and crew chief for HAR. Dan Landerville, VP of Operations continues in his vital role for the Team.

For more info and photos from the racing shop visit: www.hoffmanracing.com

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Series Sprint , USAC
Drivers Tracy Hines