Austin Hill Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After two weeks off, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is back in action at Martinsville Speedway. Austin Hill is still the only driver locked into the Playoffs after Kyle Busch has won the last two races. Drivers playing catch up, a huge rookie contingent, and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers in the field once again are some of the storylines heading into the Martinsville 250. Austin Dillon, Bubba Wallace, and Kyle Busch are the only Cup drivers enter in Saturday’s race. Coverage for theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The momentum from winning the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season-opener continued for Austin Hill with a top-10 finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hill ran inside the top-10 throughout the entire Ultimate Tailgating 200. Hill’s No. 16 AM Ortega / United Rentals Toyota Tundra was ahead of the carnage on a restart with 13 laps to go. He lined up sixth on the final restart of the night, with six laps to go, after a brief delay for rain. In the final six laps, theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After the events of Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series is ready to get running at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Austin Hill earned his first-career victory last weekend and locked himself into the Playoffs. Daytona set two records, fewest trucks to finish, and the longest race for the Truck Series in mileage. Drivers playing catch up, an old, worn racing surface, inclement weather, and tire wear are just some of the storylines heading into the Ultimate Tailgating 200. Coverage for the Ultimate TailgatingRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – You could call Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 a battle of attrition, but that wouldn’t do justice to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener. It was more like a long, full-blown war. In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 caution laps and just nine of 32 trucks running at the finish, Austin Hill took the checkered flag on the 11th lap of NASCAR overtime to win for the firstRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent In a carnage-filled NextEra Energy Resources 250, Spencer Boyd was in the right place, at the right time, to survive and earn his career best finish. In his first race as a full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver, Boyd earned a top-five finish at Daytona International Speedway. Boyd, whose No. 20 1A Auto Chevrolet Silverado easily had the enough fuel in the tank, skated through two overtime attempts. In the first attempt, he was ahead of the carnage. On the second attempt, Boyd wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into Speedweeks, one team that’s stirred some buzz in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for making a crucial driver switch, which was the ultimate case for Hattori Racing Enterprises, as they released defending champion Brett Moffitt in favor of Austin Hill of Winston, Georgia, and already has hit his stride when he topped the speed chart during final practice. The 24-year-old clocked in at 46.646 seconds (192.943 mph), and while he’s satisfied of putting up an excellent lap, there’s still roomRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a career season in 2018, NASCAR Next graduate Austin Hill will move to the defending NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series championship team, Hattori Racing Enterprises, replacing last year’s champion Brett Moffitt. The Winston, GA native will pilot the No. 16 United Rentals Toyota Tundra full-time in 2019. Chiba Toyopet will adorn the No. 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Further sponsorship details will be announced later. Hill, who has 51 starts in the Truck Series, completed his first full season with Young’s Motorsports in 2018.Read More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer After completing his first full season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Spencer Boyd will move to the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2019. The Creve Coeur, Missouri native will drive the Young’s Motorsports No. 20 Chevrolet Silverado full-time. The organization, which will be entering it’s sixth full-time season, has two top-five and 18 top-10 finishes, and expanded to two full-time trucks last season. Austin Hill and Scott Lagasse, Jr. earned the team’s best finish, fifth, at Texas Motor Speedway and Daytona International Speedway, respectively. Young’sRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Racing for just the fourth time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season, Timothy Peters fought off a block from Noah Gragson on the final lap of the Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega Superspeedway to become the first three-time winner at the 2.66-mile track. Driving in the last of his three events for GMS Racing, Peters started a move to the outside of Gragson’s Toyota on the backstretch. When Gragson moved up to block, Peters stayed in the gas, andRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor TALLADEGA, Ala. – David Gilliland showed the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series field how it’s done in qualifying for Saturday’s Fr8Auctions 250 at Talladega, putting his No. 51 Toyota on the pole with a lap of 53.032 seconds, 180.570 mph. In addition to winning the pole, Gilliland had a new member of the family in tow, Winston, the family dog, who was adopted by the Gilliland family earlier in the week. “It’s a very special weekend,” said Gilliland. “Obviously a weekend that we’ll remember forever withRead More