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NASCAR

Aug 30 - 2020
Read Time 2 Min

Austin Hill Holds Strong for a Third-Place Finish in St. Louis

Sunday, August 30, 2020, Austin Hill scores his seventh top-five of the 2020 NASCAR Trucks season at World Wide Technology Speedway at GatewayAustin Hill Holds Strong for a Third-Place Finish in St. Louis

Austin Hill continued his series of strong finishes in 2020 in Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway with a third-place finish. Hill was followed by Team Toyota drivers Stewart Friesen (fifth) and Raphaël Lessard (sixth).

Hill’s podium finish marked his seventh top-five of the 2020 Truck Series season. “I honestly think that if we could have had one more restart – one more go at it – and be able to restart up front, there in third, there’s no telling what could have happened. We could have had a shot at the win,” Hill said.

Sunday, August 30, 2020, Stewart Friesen’s crew push his Tundra to the grid pre-race, before scoring a fifth-place finish at World Wide Technology Speedway at Gateway
Stewart Friesen has been on roll as of late, scoring his third consecutive top-10 finish and his second top-five finish of 2020. “(We’re) Just kind of building the notebook. It’s been tough for us with no practice. All of the guys at TRD and Toyota have been working to try to catch us up. We are still not where we need to be. Our Tundra was pretty good on the long run today. It’s a tough track to pass, but we were able to avoid some melees there at the end and get the Halmar 52 into the top-five, which is awesome.”

Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Chandler Smith and Christian Eckes showed strength in the Sunday afternoon event, but bad luck bit the duo on separate occasions. Smith