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NASCAR

Jul 11 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Mother Nature Ends Kentucky Truck Race Early

Saturday, July 11, 2020, Austin Hill finishes fifth in rain shortened NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Kentucky SpeedwayMother Nature Ends Kentucky Truck Race Early

Mother Nature had plans on Saturday evening and she let Kentucky Speedway know all about it. The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race ended early due to a severe thunderstorm. Austin Hill led Team Toyota with a fifth-place finish followed by Christian Eckes in sixth and Derek Kraus in eighth.

Saturday, July 11, 2020, Derek Kraus and Austin Hill battle for position at Kentucky Speedway

“Coming into tonight, we tried a different package than we have ever ran in the past. Last year, we struggled here at Kentucky, and in years past they have also struggled in Kentucky as well so. Coming in here we didn’t really know what we were going to have. We tried a total different setup with no practice. We just kind of swung for the fence. From my point, we were really good,” the Georgia native said. “I’m itching really bad for a win with how good our season has been and how good we are running each and every week. I know the wins will come. I just have to be patient. Just keep digging; keep fighting hard.”

Austin Hill

Raphael Lessard earned a 13th - place finish, Stewart Friesen 15th and in his season debut Chandler Smith finished 22nd.

The NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series heads to Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night July 18th. Coverage begins at 8:00 PM ET on FS1 and can be heard on MRN Radio / Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.