Hill claims victory at Michigan
Hill claims victory at a wild race at Michigan International Speedway
Austin Hill earned his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win this afternoon at Michigan International Speedway. It was Toyota’s fifth win in the last six events at this race, and ninth in 16 truck races this season.
In a race filled with up and down days, Hill took the top spot for the first time on lap 37 but was forced to rebound after a pit road speeding penalty. Hill took on the challenge and drove back to the top spot taking the lead from Toyota teammate Harrison Burton on lap 78. Hill would attempt to drive away from the pack, but several late race cautions would not allow it.
On the last restart, Burton gave Hill a great push from the fourth position and Hill was able to drive away to the win.
That win gave Hill five more playoff points on his push for his first Truck series championship. He is joined in the playoff field by fellow Toyota driver Tyler Ankrum. The playoffs begin next Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway.