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NASCAR

Jun 6 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Austin Hill Leads Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway

June 06, 2020, Austin Hill finishes second at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayAustin Hill Leads Toyota at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Austin Hill and Christian Eckes led the way for Toyota in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a pair of top-five finishes.

Hill finished runner-up in the 136-lap race with his Tundra teammate (Eckes) right behind him in third. Rookie Derek Kraus brought home a seventh-place finish with Stewart Friesen in 10th.

June 06, 2020. The NASCAR Truck Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway

“All day on the restarts, it took our truck about five to seven laps to get going. We would be in the splitter a little bit, but as the tire wear came in and as the pace fell off, our splitter heights and everything were really good,” Hill said. “We had a dominating Tundra. There at the end, we were just as good as the 51 (Kyle Busch) before he had his issues. Can’t thank everyone at United Rentals and HRE for bringing a fast Tundra to unload off the truck and go racing like we do. We’re going to be good at Homestead.”

Austin Hill

Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Raphaël Lessard and Kyle Busch finished 19th and 22nd. Austin Hill leads the series point standings and looks ahead to the Truck Series visit to Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday evening, June 13th at 7:30 PM.