Busch Hill Drive Their Tundras to Top 10 Finishes in Charlotte
Busch, Hill Drive Their Tundras to Top-10 Finishes in Charlotte
Kyle Busch came up just one spot short of his eighth consecutive NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series victory on Tuesday evening.
Busch had two lengthy pit stops at the early caution flags, but once he got his Tundra the way he wanted it, Busch drove to the front, eventually leading 25 (of 147) laps. After his final pit stop, Busch made some daring moves to get from 24th to the top-five very quickly. He eventually got to second but was unable to chase down eventual winner Chase Elliott.
Austin Hill continued his strong start to the season. He led three times for 26 laps and scored a ninth-place finish. He maintains the points lead.
“We really had a really good United Rentals Toyota Tundra tonight,” said Hill. “We fired off there from the fifth position, and took the lead on lap one. We led for a little while. As the run went on, we got a little free there. The truck got looser and looser – me and Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief), we tried to keep up with adjustments. Ultimately, we got the truck a lot better. There at the end, we ended up pitting off sequence. We pitted with Kyle (Busch). Kyle was able to get up there and finish second, and I just could not get through lap traffic like he could. I was really loose in lap traffic. A lot looser then when I had the clean air. That was kind of the difference maker in trying to get back up there inside the top-five.”Austin Hill