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84 Matt Hidlebaugh          Updated by Driver: 4/20/2002
Edited by Staff: 3/15/2004

 Driver Information
Hometown: Grimes,IA
Birthdate: 9/18/72
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Email Address: flbodyandpaint@aol.com
Marital Status: Married - Cheri
Children: Miciah Matthew
Employer: West Side Auto Body / Finish Line Body and Paint
Job: Manager/Owner
Year Started Racing: 2000
Total Years Racing: 5
Racing Hero: Dale Earnhardt - look at what he accomplished!

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 1984 Chevy Monte Carlo
Motor: Chevy 355
Owner: Matt Hidlebaugh / Cody Weaver
Crew Chief: Matt Hidlebaugh
Crew: Team #8x, Greg Hower, James Neal, Wayne & Josh Reeck.
Sponsors & Support: Miller Reality, West Side Auto Body, Finish Line Body and Paint, Trim Design, American Radiator, Barton Solvents, The Body Parts Store, Neal Photography, Johnston Farms, Peebles Plumbing & Heating, Boyer Petroleum, Pelzer & Son Welding.

 Tracks & Series
Adams County Speedway (IA) - Stock Car #84

 Career Summary
My rookie year was in 2000. I had a very bad year as I had motor trouble all season and could not get any consistent runs. I ran for two weeks and then sat out for two weeks before I could get back on the track. I finally sold everything and now I have the opportunity to do it again but better this time.
 Racing Goals
Be a clean driver, be consistent, and just finish races without tearing anything up. I would really like to get into the Top 15 in points.
 Other Interesting Team Information
I went to Northwest Missouri State and majored in Football. Once I realized I was not going to the NFL I transferred to Iowa State. I always wear my Little E shirt for luck. I picked my car number because it was my number in Football (kind of corny!). I can look back on my rookie year and laugh now, but I rolled my car off of turn two on the last lap of my first Feature. What a rookie mistake!

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