AUSTIN HILL EARNS 11TH-PLACE RESULT AT HIS SECOND VISIT TO GATEWAY
Austin Hill made his second-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., this weekend. He was in the top-20 during every practice session and his lap times got better each time he hit the track. Hill started the 160-lap Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power from 19th and advanced his way forward to earn a finish just outside of the top-10.
STAGE 1 RECAP:
- Started Stage 1: P19
- Finished Stage 1: P18
Hill rolled off for the Villa Lighting delivers the Eaton 200 presented by CK Power from 19th and was running in 18th when the first caution of the race was displayed on lap 22. He pit under caution for four fresh tires, a track bar adjustment and restarted in 22nd. The Winston, Ga., native was back up to 18th when the caution came out with three laps remaining in the opening stage. Stage 1 ended under the caution with Hill in 18th.
STAGE 2 RECAP:
- Started Stage 2: P7
- Finished Stage 2: P16
The pilot of the No. 20 ARCO National Construction Chevrolet stayed on track during the end of the Stage 1 caution and restarted the second stage from seventh. With 10 laps to go in Stage 2, Hill was running in 17th and five laps later when the caution was displayed, he was up to 16th. Much like the opening stage, Stage 2 ended under caution with Hill in 16th-place.
STAGE 3 RECAP:
- Started Stage 3: P19
- Finished Stage 3: P11
Hill brought his truck down pit road at the end of Stage 2 for four fresh tires and fuel to restart the final stage in 19th on lap 75. A quick caution came out two laps later and he was up to 17th and when another caution was displayed on lap 98 he was in 16th. On lap 100, Hill came to pit road for four tires and fuel and restarted Stage 3 in 14th with 56 laps remaining in the race. Hill survived four more cautions in the closing laps of Stage 3 to finish just outside of the top-10 in 11th.