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NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Driver Makes His Debut at Texas Motor Speedway
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2016) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver Austin Hill is making his first national touring start at the 1.5-mile oval of Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) this Friday in the Rattlesnake 400. The 22-year-old is piloting the No. 20 A+D Welding Ford F-150 and will be making his third start this season as he runs a partial NCWTS schedule.
Hill has two NASCAR career starts on 1.5-mile tracks, both of which resulted in Top-20 finishes, including a 12th place finish at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season. Hill has posted Top-20 finishes in each of his two NCWTS starts so far this season.
“Racing on 1.5-mile tracks is a lot different than the shorter tracks I’m used to,” said Hill. “The bigger tracks just require a different style because aero and traction comes into play, especially with the Truck Series since they don’t have as much horsepower.”
The NASCAR Next alum is not afraid of trying new things and looks to use this weekend’s race as a way to build his team’s intermediate track program.
“You want to hold it full throttle for as many laps as you can, if you can,” said Hill. “I’m pretty comfortable running wide open like that. It’s learning the drafting and side drafting that will be the test. Learning to work the air and knowing the right time to pull off another truck to make the pass will be a focus for me this weekend.”
Hill, from Winston, Ga., raced Legend Cars at Texas Motor Speedway’s 1/5-mile circuit as he was starting his racing career. Hill earned the 2014 Battle at the Big Top Pro Championship title in the US Legend Cars Series at the track.
“I’m pretty excited to be making my first NASCAR start at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Hill. “I’ve raced Legend Cars there in the past but to be racing there in the Truck Series is awesome!”
The Rattlesnake 400 will take place on Friday, June 10 at 9:00p.m. ET at Texas Motor Speedway. Fans can follow Hill on social media for updates at Austin Hill Racing (Facebook), @_AustinHill (Twitter) and @_Austin_Hill_ (Instagram).
About Austin Hill
Austin Hill, a Winston, Ga. native, is driven to become the next big name in NASCAR.
The 22-year-old is driving a partial schedule in the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, securing a Top-20 finish in both of his starts this season. Hill earned a third-place finish in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship in only his second full-time season in the series. Hill is a two-year member of the NASCAR Next program, a program designed to cultivate and promote the sports’ next generation of superstars. Over the past two years, Hill has secured four NASCAR K&N victories and 12 Top-5 finishes. Hill started his racing career at the age of six in Quarter Midgets. He won the 2002 Quarter Midget championship at his hometrack in Cumming, Ga. and went on to excel in Bandolero, Legends Semi-Pro Series and Pro Late Model Series racing. Hill currently resides in Mooresville, N.C. with his wife, Ashlyn, and daughter, Lynnlee.
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