Richard Childress Racing has hired Mike Hillman, Jr. to crew chief their No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro team with driver Brian Scott in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Hillman, Jr, 36, comes to RCR with 20 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories and two series championships. Through 235 NCWTS starts he has also earned 93 top-five and 132 top-10 finishes, including 17 pole awards.
The Lockport, N.Y. native joins RCR and the No. 2 Chevrolet team effective immediately.
“This is a great opportunity for a guy like me to become part of RCR and the No. 2 Chevrolet team,” Hillman, Jr. said. “When we first talked about this position, I knew this was something I wanted to do and RCR is known for their storied success at every level in NASCAR.
“Brian Scott is a talented driver who is coming off the best season of his career. He and I share the same goals – wanting to win multiple races and ultimately the XFINITY Series championship. With the team they already have in place, I am confident we will achieve our goals.”
This will be Scott’s third year with RCR in the XFINITY Series. During that time, the 26-year-old driver has earned four pole awards, nine top-five and 36 top-10 finishes. He’s coming off his best season with a final driver points standing of fourth place.
“I look forward to building on what we have achieved the past two seasons with RCR,” Scott said. “Mike Hillman, Jr. is an excellent addition to our No. 2 Chevrolet team and has a proven track record of success and experience. I am more than confident he will take our team to victory lane and race for a championship.
“We already have a great nucleus of people on our team and our XFINITY program is strong from top-to-bottom. With the momentum we had at the end of this past season, I feel confident about our 2015 hopes.”
Hillman, Jr., will report to Dr. Eric Warren, Director of Competition, for RCR.
“When we started our search for a new crew chief on the No. 2 team, the name that kept coming up the most was Mike Hillman, Jr.,” Warren said. “He has a proven track record and everything he’s worked and team he’s led has been fast. We welcome him aboard and look forward to him, Brian and the rest of the team taking what they did this year to the next level.”