Brian Ray Hill, a loyal NAPA AUTO PARTS customer of two years, was awarded the opportunity to attend the race this weekend as a NAPA guest and Honorary Pit Crew Member for rookie phenom Chase Elliott. The family man has four children and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time. It comes as no surprise to those close to Hill that he wanted to share this unique Honorary Pit Crew Member experience with his young son Cordell Hill. While Cordell is too young to attend the NASCAR race in person, NAPA worked closely to make sure that the elder Hill could still include his son in the day and the auto parts company was able to feature Cordell’s name on the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS.
Saturday, from the moment Hill arrived at the Speedway, he was immersed in the sights and sounds of the NASCAR garage. He received a behind-the-scenes tour of the NAPA hauler before heading over to Elliott’s coach for a private meet and greet. After spending time with Elliott, Hill then headed to pit road for pre-race festivities and to see his son’s name on the NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet. After the national anthem, Hill was able to climb atop the NAPA pit box alongside NAPA crew chief Alan Gustafson and the Hendrick Motorsports engineers. Hill was also able to watch on as Elliott survived adversity on the track and soldiered on to a 31st-place finish.
How was your experience as NAPA’s Honorary Pit Crew Member?
"Everybody was great. I had a great time. I enjoyed sitting on top of the pit box watching the race. I can't think of anything else that would have added to the experience. The team was great, thank you."