By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
Entering the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway, Austin Hill will have a new partner, Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, on board his No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Ford F-150. This will be Hill’s second trip to the 1.5-mile oval in Sparta, Kentucky. The last time he visited Kentucky Speedway, he started 19th and finished 18th.
Tevis McCauley, owner Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, was excited to see a truck with his companies’ logos on the track.
“Everyone at Whitetail Heaven Outfitters is really excited about expanding our partnership with Austin Hill and the entire Young’s Motorsports team,” said McCauley. “Our passion for the outdoors, hunting and wildlife management, shows through in our harvest year-after-year and we saw that same passion with Austin and his race team, heading to each track. It’s a once and a lifetime experience to see our brand displayed on the Young’s Motorsports truck this week at Kentucky (Speedway) and we look forward to hunting this fall with Austin and the crew and sending them home with some trophy class whitetail deer.”
For the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Hill is splitting seat time with regular Young’s Motorsports driver, Tyler Young. Most recently, Hill piloted the Young’s Motorsports No. 02 to a 14th place finish at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Hill noted that he felt fortunate to be representing Whitetail Heaven Outfitters.
“I feel very fortunate to be able to represent one of the best whitetail hunting destinations in the world, Whitetail Heaven Outfitters,” said Hill. “Hunting has been part of my life as much as racing has and I have spent a lot of time with my family and team out in the woods. Tevis (McCauley) and his crew guide hunts on some of the most beautiful, fertile and quality Boone and Crockett hunting lands in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio and not only myself but my entire team look forward to representing them at Kentucky (Speedway) this week.”
In total, Hill has 21 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts with one Top 10 finish at Martinsville Speedway in 2016. He also qualified an impressive sixth at Pocono Raceway that season.
Hill also has 38 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts with five victories, 13 top fives, 24 Top 10s, and one pole position. In his last full season in the K&N Pro Series, Hill finished third in points.
Now Hill and Young’s Motorsports will look to make McCauley and Whitetail Heaven Outfitters with a good run at Kentucky Speedway.