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NASCAR

Aug 10 - 2019

Hill claims victory at a wild race at Michigan International Speedway

August 10, 2019, Austin Hill earned his second career NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series win this afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.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. 

August 10, 2019, Hill took on the challenge and drove back to the top spot taking the lead from Toyota teammate Harrison Burton on lap 78.
“We have had a struggle these last few races,” said Hill. “We just keep having issues and just can’t finish these races. These guys just worked their tails off, day and night, just trying to put these trucks together. This is actually a brand-new truck. First time it had seen the race track was yesterday. When we unloaded, we had to work out some bugs. We got it driving really good. I was really happy with the speed of it. Man, this race was crazy. I had to come from the back a few times. I had a speeding penalty one time, and I kind of thought our race was done, buy man we came back through the field. This Toyota Tundra was really good today. I need to thank Hino, AISIN for coming on board, TRD, just everyone that makes it happen.”
August 10, 2019,  Austin Hill is joined in the playoff field by fellow Toyota driver Tyler Ankrum. The playoffs begin next Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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.