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NASCAR Next driver Austin Hill is prepared to take the next step in his racing career, as he will compete in more than half the races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season.
The 21-year-old driver, who finished third in championship points in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East last season, will kick-off his part-time NCWTS schedule at Daytona International Speedway racing the ARCO Design/Build Ford F-150 for Empire Racing Group. He will then move over to his own race team – Austin Hill Racing – for the remainder of his season.
“I’m very excited about this season and transitioning Austin Hill Racing into a Camping World Truck Series team,” said Hill. “We are going to be doing it like we did the K&N Series with the guys that we used last year. We’re just trying to step up the ranks. I feel like this move will be a good stepping stone for us as a team, and I want to go out there and prove that we belong in this series.”
Hill, a Winston, Ga. native, is set to enter the field at tracks including Atlanta, Dover, Kentucky, Bristol, Texas, and has big plans for this season.
“My goal has always been to run up front and hopefully get a couple wins,” said Hill. “To get one win this season in the Truck Series would be awesome with it being a top-three series in NASCAR. I’m looking to at least get one win and a good Top-10 finish week-in and week-out as long as we don’t have any big problems. We have a good truck. Now, we just have to have the right setup under us to make it happen.”
Veteran crew chief Doug Chouinard, who previously partnered with Hill in the K&N Pro Series, will guide the rookie competitor in this next level of his career.
“Doug has been in the sport for a long time,” said Hill. “He ran with Todd Bodine when he ran the No. 30 Toyota Tundra. He’s got a lot of knowledge and I’ve already learned a lot from him.”
Hill jumped into the NASCAR spotlight over the past two seasons when he earned four wins, one pole, 12 Top-5’s and 21 Top-10’s in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. He previously found success racing Quarter Midgets, Bandoleros, Legend cars and Late Models.
Hill has competed in six NCWTS races over the past two years. In just his first NCWTS start, Hill led 21 of the 200 laps at Martinsville in 2014. The NASCAR Next driver previous competed at five series tracks including: Daytona, Dover, Talladega, Martinsville and Homestead-Miami, where his average finish was 22nd.
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Brandon Jones adds NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Racing Series events to busy 2016 scheduleWritten by Steven B. Wilson Saturday, 06 February 2016 19:24
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This will mark Sorenson's first ever Truck Series start. The 30-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native has competed at the NASCAR national level since 2004. He is a winner of four NASCAR Xfinity Series races and made 234 career starts in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Trip Bruce will serve as crew chief for Sorenson's No. 63 Theme Park Connection Chevrolet Silverado.
REED SORENSON, Driver, No. 63 Theme Park Connection Chevrolet:
"This is a really solid opportunity for me and the whole MB Motorsports team to score a win at Daytona. Having worked with Theme Park Connection in the past, I know they're great partners. I'm grateful for the team and Theme Park Connection allowing me the chance to go Truck racing."
BRIAN RAMSEY, General Manager, Theme Park Connection:
"Being based in Central Florida, we consider Daytona our home racetrack and are excited to watch Reed Sorenson drive the Theme Park Connection Silverado. Theme Park Connection already has an extensive collection of Disney and NASCAR memorabilia, but we're always happy to collect trophies. We'll be rooting for Reed and the MB Motorsports team to pull through with a victory."
MIKE MITTLER, Owner, MB Motorsports:
"Daytona is our biggest race of the season and having Reed in our truck gives us about as good of a chance as we've ever had at winning it. We're thrilled that Theme Park Connection has joined us for the event. They've been a great partner so far, and we hope to put on a heck of a show for them."
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“Having Champion renew their partnership for 2016 is a testament towards Grant (Enfinger) and GMS Racing as a whole,” said Nic Moncher, Team Manager for GMS Racing. “We appreciate the support Champion has given us over the past two years, and look forward to continuing our growth together. I look forward to seeing Enfinger kick off the season in his No. 33 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet at Daytona.”
Champion has been a longstanding partner with the Statesville, N.C.-based team since the beginning of 2014. The 2015 season marked Champion’s first primary sponsorship in the motorsports realm, seeing their notable yellow design adorn Enfinger’s car while competing in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season finale at Kansas Speedway.
“Champion is tremendously excited to be partnering with GMS Racing and driver Grant Enfinger,” said Dennis Trine, Champion Chief Executive Officer. “We believe Grant is a strong fit for our organization and will continue to represent the logo well in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. It’s fitting that Champion was behind Grant as he became a champion, and now we stand behind him as he takes the next step in his career.”
Champion is a market leader in power generation equipment for work, recreation or home use. Champion has years of experience providing dependable and durable power products designed and engineered in the United States for the North American and world markets.
“I am excited to have Champion Power Equipment on board the No. 33 Chevrolet,” said 31-year-old Grant Enfinger. ”Champion has been a great partner to work with over the past two years. Without their durable products each week we would be at a loss at the track and at the shop. I am hoping to bring Champion a new level of success in the (NCWTS) Truck Series.”
The No. 33 Champion Power Equipment Chevrolet Silverado will take to the track at Daytona International Speedway for the first time this season with live coverage on Fox Sports 1 and MRN Radio Friday, February 19 at 7:30 PM EST.
AM Racing has hired veteran NASCAR crew chief Marc Browning to head the team’s at-track efforts with driver Austin Wayne Self in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the 2016 season, the organization announced on Thursday.
Browning, a native of Dundee, MI, has a background rich with experience in the upper levels of NASCAR, including a stint as a member of Kyle Busch’s Sprint Cup Series crew at Joe Gibbs Racing. Browning has also worked with numerous other drivers including Johnny Sauter, Landon Cassill and Parker Kligerman as a crew chief in the NCWTS and Xfinity Series.
Browning is no stranger to Self or AM Racing, as he was Self’s crew chief when Self won at Winchester in the ARCA Racing Series last season.
“I have a strong relationship with Austin and the AM team, and I’m excited to be on-board and can’t wait to get to Daytona,” Browning said. “The folks at AM Technical Solutions are committed to providing all the resources necessary to build a winning organization, and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”
Self, who begins his battle for NCWTS Rookie of the Year honors this season in the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Toyota Tundra in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19th, appreciates the knowledge Browning brings.
“Marc has had the opportunity to work with many strong drivers during his career in NASCAR, and he knows what it takes to perform at a high level,” Self said. “I’m looking forward to working with him and learning from him.”
AM Racing has also hired Patrick McGee (formerly of Roush Fenway Racing) as truck chief. Rob Winfield will fill the role of front-end mechanic, Perry Mitchell as underneath mechanic and Zach Yager as interior mechanic and tire specialist for the No. 22 truck.
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The NASCAR XFINITY Series will make its second appearance at the track next season Saturday, Sept. 24 for a 300-mile event along with the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 to conclude a September weekend of racing at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.
NextEra Energy Resources 250: Will be the Frenchman’s next race in the USA. Disdier is no stranger to American style oval racing and is known well by other drivers, media and spectators. He is proud to announce his participation in what will be considered the most important race on the Camping World Truck Series schedule which will proceed the iconic Daytona 500.
This will be the second time in three years that Michel will drive a racing car from Bobby Dotter’s SS-Green light Racing Team based near Charlotte, North Carolina. Dotter’s team has been a key figure in this series and have earned a reputation of quality car preparation as well as team professionalism. Michel Disdier will have a strong car and a top team to challenge the famed tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway.
Michel Disdier (Chevrolet Silverado n°07 – SS-Green Light Racing ):
“I am more than ever enthusiastic with the idea to again drive and control the car on Daytona circuit! Taking part of such an event represented already a big step in my career, returning to Florida for the third time announces being the perfect symbol of the passion which exists around our participation. A French in America, it is not banal in such closed and competitive discipline such as NASCAR! Since I began my American adventure, I unceasingly fought to conclude my projects and to prove with all the observers my level of performance. I am really delighted to collaborate once more with SS-Green light Racing team of Bobby Dotter. After a first participation in 2014 full with encouragements, it is the perfect combination to retry our chance and to invest durably the beds of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The confidence and trust the team granted to me two years ago and the performances which we had displayed for a first experiment in the Truck pays off and opens to us very bright prospects on the entire race season. To conclude this fabulous project, which would be a first for a tricolor pilot, we work with partners of reputation, extremely engaged, motivated and moved by this amazing adventure which is as human as sporting. We are proud to represent them and to give our best to develop their image during one of the most popularized car race of the World! ”
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