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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent BRISTOL, Tenn. – A collaboration between MBM Motorsports and Hattori Racing Enterprises nets Timmy Hill a top-10 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series driver found himself inside the top-10 late in the Food City 300. However, Hill was not driving a car owned solely by his regular team owner, Carl Long. In an alliance that came together earlier in the week, the Port Tobacco, MD native was in a car prepped by Shige Hattori’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series team. “This collaboration cameRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BROOKLYN, Mich. – Austin Hill’s victory in Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway provided sweet relief for two-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Matt Crafton. With Hill’s second victory of the season, Crafton has a chance to run for a third title, having cliched the final spot in the series Playoffs on points. The outcome—and Crafton’s fate—weren’t decided until the final moments of a race that went five laps beyond its scheduled distance of 100 laps. For two nail-biting laps ofRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Hattori Racing Enterprises will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway with Austin Hill. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular will attempt his Xfinity Series debut in the organization’s No. 61 AISIN Group Toyota Supra in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250. Hill will have to qualify the No. 61 Supra on time since the team does not compete full-time in Xfinity competition. HRE last competed in the Xfinity Series in 2015 with Ross Kenseth. In nine series starts, the team has oneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Former NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series champion Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 13 ThorSport Racing Ford F-150, has been suspended for one race due to his actions during Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. The feud began two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway after Sauter was taken out by Austin Hill, eliminating him from a race win. Their clash continued during Sunday’s race, specifically on the 137th lap. Hill turned Sauter around in Turn 3, which led the former champion to retaliate under cautionRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Tempers flared between the only full-time NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series winners who are in the playoffs entering Sunday’s M&Ms 200 at Iowa Speedway. Dover winner Johnny Sauter and Daytona winner Austin Hill were involved in a Turn 3 crash on Lap 137, resulting the former being parked by NASCAR. Well then… pic.twitter.com/vfRBzPvgQA — FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 16, 2019 Both have already had a few exchanges a few laps prior, including Sauter’s No. 13 Tenda Heal Ford F-150 nearly snapping out of control entering TurnRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor FORT WORTH, Texas – Austin Hill gave his fellow NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitors a run for their money Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, but ultimately didn’t see the race fall his way in the closing stages and had to settle for an eighth-place result when the checkered flag flew. “By far, that is the best truck I have had ever on a mile-and-a-half, Hill said. “Can’t thank Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and these guys enough. They worked their asses off in theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Austin Hill and Hattori Racing Enterprises will honor the service and life of Mooresville, NC Police Department’s K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon in the Digital Ally 250. Officer Sheldon, a six-year veteran of the MPD, was shot and killed in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop last Saturday near the Hattori race shop. Hill’s No. 16 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Tundra will carry decals honoring the 32-year-old officer and his K-9 partner Ramon. Five of Hill’s 11 top-10 finishes in the NASCAR GanderRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent An ill-timed pit road speeding penalty forced Austin Hill to climb through the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series field to finish seventh. With 45 laps to go, Hill’s No. 16 Toyota Racing Development Toyota Tundra was penalized for speeding entering the pits. He dropped to the tail-end of the lead lap, 20th. A caution on the restart helped Hill jump up several positions. Over the final laps, Hill picked off positions one by one with the help of lapped traffic. His loose truck hindered hisRead 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 David Morgan, Associate Editor The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series title defense is back on track for Brett Moffitt. A month after finding himself without a ride for 2019, Moffitt joins one of the powerhouse teams in the Truck Series, GMS Racing, to battle for a second straight championship. Last season, Moffitt and underdog team Hattori Racing Enterprises battled adversity both on-track and off, but scored six wins, 13 top-five finishes, and 13 top-10 finishes en route to the title before the team had to look for another driver forRead More