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Atlanta Truck Series Qualifying Cancelled; Austin Hill Starts from the Pole

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Due to poor weather conditions, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series qualifying at Atlanta Motor Speedway has been cancelled. The starting lineup for the Ultimate Tailgating 200 will be according to the NASCAR rule book. According to the NASCAR rule book, the Top 25 spots of the Truck Series lineup are set by 2018 owners points. …

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Friday Faceoff: Are the Daytona Winners Title Contenders?

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Kyle Busch seemed a bit miffed that he wasn’t able to challenge his teammate for the win in the Daytona 500. Do you think a driver should respect the need for a team car to win a race. or should they go for it, knowing that it could cost both drivers the win? Zach Gillispie: …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Perception vs. Reality With Austin Hill & Hattori Racing

2019 Daytona Trucks Zach Catanzareti Austin Hill

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

When the dust settled over the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, just nine trucks were running. Meanwhile, Austin Hill emerged victorious for the first time in his career in his debut race with Hattori Racing Enterprises. Quite the Victory Lane to park it in! ?@_AustinHill | #NextEra250 pic.twitter.com/nwk0ZE3Nxc — NASCAR Camping …

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Did You Notice?: How Buy-A-Ride NASCAR Wins Are Perceived?

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Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s final restrictor plate race reminded us why the sport is trying a different approach? Don’t get me wrong; the 2019 Daytona 500 exceeded expectations, especially after some shaky opening acts. Drivers were willing to break in an inside groove they’d been hesitant to try all Speedweeks to the tune of “it’s …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Previewing the Daytona 500

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In a special edition of the Frontstretch Podcast,  Dustin Albino, Tom Bowles, Michael Massie and Mike Neff  break down the weekend of racing thus far at Daytona International Speedway. We discuss redemption stories in Austin Hill and Michael Annett grabbing their first-career victory in the Gander Outdoors Truck and Xfinity Series’. But the primary focus is on the …

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Tracking the Trucks: 2019 NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill won 2019’s second running of the 24 Hours of Daytona (thanks for that line, Chase Briscoe), throwing a successful block on Grant Enfinger in the second overtime to score his first career win in his debut race with Hattori Racing Enterprises. Ross Chastain, Spencer Boyd and Matt Crafton rounded out the …

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Austin Hill Wins NextEra Energy 250 Demolition Derby At Daytona

Austin Hill 2019 Nextera Energy Resources 250 At Daytona

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New driver, same old story for Hattori Racing Enterprises. The reigning Gander Outdoor Truck Series champions won their first race of 2019 with a new driver, Austin Hill, behind the wheel. Hill won the first race of his GOTS career, prevailing in a wild NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Just nine out …

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Clay Greenfield, Austin Hill Fastest In Daytona Truck Practices

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Daytona International Speedway, February 2019. (Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Clay Greenfield and Austin Hill turned some heads when they topped the leaderboard in the two Gander Outdoors Truck Series practices at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday afternoon (Feb. 14). Greenfield’s truck turned a quick lap of 191.432 mph to be fastest in the opening session. Codie Rohrbaugh (190.634 mph) also turned a surprisingly fast …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: 4 Storylines To Watch For The 2019 Season

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In just a few short days, the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series will make its debut as a newly re-branded series. Let's GO! Can’t wait to have you at track in Daytona for your first entitlement race.#ReadySetGO pic.twitter.com/grVIfxatuX — NASCAR Camping World Trucks (@NASCAR_Trucks) February 6, 2019 Rule Changes NASCAR answered quite a few …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

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The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Enterprises Team for 2019 Truck Season

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The defending championship-winning team in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has its driver for 2019. Austin Hill will compete for Hattori Racing Enterprises in the organization’s No. 16 for the 2019 season, the team announced Tuesday, Jan. 8. Hill replaces Brett Moffitt, who won the 2018 series championship with HRE but has been pulled …

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Justin Haley Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Jaws theme was playing in the background as Justin Haley began creeping closer and closer to the No. 4 of Todd Gilliland. All he needed was for Gilliland to make a mistake, and that was just what happened. Gilliland ran out of fuel on the backstretch and Haley went passed the No. 4 and rocketed …

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