Monday, February 08, 2016

Austin Hill Announces Limited Truck Series Schedule

Austin Hill will compete in more than half the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races this season.

 The 21-year-old driver, who finished third in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship standings, will kick-off his part-time Truck Series schedule at Daytona International Speedway in the ARCO Design/Build Ford F-150 for Empire Racing Group.  He will then move over to his own race team – Austin Hill Racing – for the remainder of his season.   
I’m very excited about this season and transitioning Austin Hill Racing into a Camping World Truck Series team,” said Hill.  “We are going to be doing it like we did the K&N Series with the guys that we used last year. We’re just trying to step up the ranks.  I feel like this move will be a good stepping stone for us as a team, and I want to go out there and prove that we belong in this series.”   
Hill, a Winston, Ga. native, is set to enter the field at tracks including Atlanta, Dover, Kentucky, Bristol, Texas. 
My goal has always been to run up front and hopefully get a couple of wins,” said Hill.  “To get one win this season in the Truck Series would be awesome, with it being a top-three series in NASCAR.  I’m looking to at least get one win and a good Top-10 finish week-in and week-out as long as we don’t have any big problems. We have a good truck. Now, we just have to have the right setup under us to make it happen.” 
Veteran crew chief Doug Chouinard, who previously partnered with Hill in the K&N Pro Series, will guide the rookie competitor in this next level of his career. 
Doug has been in the sport for a long time,” said Hill.  “He ran with Todd Bodine when he ran the No. 30 Toyota Tundra. He’s got a lot of knowledge and I’ve already learned a lot from him.”  
Hill has competed in six NCWTS races over the past two years.  In his first start, Hill led 21 of 200 laps at Martinsville in 2014.

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