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Austin Hill Takes NASCAR Truck Pole at Richmond

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For the first time since 2005, the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series will run at Richmond Raceway, and Austin Hill will lead the way in the ToyotaCare 250 on Thursday, Sept. 10. This race will be the Trucks’ regular season finale.

Hill earned the Cometic Gasket Pole Award after finishing third last Sunday (Sept. 6) at Darlington Raceway.

The lineup is based on four categories: driver’s and owner’s finishing position from last race (25% each), fastest lap (15%) and rank in owner’s points (35%).

Darlington winner Ben Rhodes starts alongside Hill in second, while Kyle Busch Motorsports’ Christian Eckes is third. GMS Racing’s Brett Moffitt begins fourth, and ThorSport Racing’s Grant Enfinger rounds out the top five.

Derek Kraus, who nearly won Sunday’s event in overtime, is sixth, and Raphael Lessard is seventh. Front Row Motorsports driver Todd Gilliland is in eighth, Moffitt’s GMS teammate Zane Smith starts ninth and Matt Crafton completes the top 10 qualifiers.

Truck Starting Lineup for Richmond

The ToyotaCare 250 begins on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. ET and airs on FOX Sports 1.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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