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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Gamble to Win in Las Vegas

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill scored his third win of the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series season with a 2.116-second victory over Ross Chastain in Friday night’s World of Westgate 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 16 Hattori Racing Toyota restarted 20th on lap 87 restart after a late …

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Top-10 Finish in Xfinity Series Debut a Confidence Boost for Austin Hill

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Austin Hill failed to qualify for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, so the 2019 Indiana 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was his series debut — and this time things went much better, as the driver of the No. 61 for Hattori Racing Enterprise/MBM Motorsports stayed out of trouble and finished ninth. “It …

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Tyler Ankrum, Austin Hill Pace Truck Practice Sessions at Bristol

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With two practice sessions on Thursday (Aug. 15) at Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs are officially underway. Opening Practice Kentucky winner Tyler Ankum led the way in the opening 50-minute practice, with a speed of 126.420 mph, just under a tenth-of-a-second ahead of Ross Chastain (125.831 mph). Matt Crafton, who enters …

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Truckin’ Thursdays: Meet the 2019 Playoff Field

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Brett Moffitt – 2022 1 pole, 2 wins, 9 top fives, 11 top 10s, 22 playoff points The defending champion likely enters the postseason as an automatic favorite simply because he’s done the playoffs thing and won it all the most recently out of any of the contenders. Ousted from his championship-winning ride in favor …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Landon Cassill Enjoying Time at StarCom, Open to Full-Time Xfinity Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss an entertaining weekend of racing at both Michigan International Speedway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Kevin Harvick picked up his second win of the season, both coming in the past four races. Meanwhile, it’s Denny Hamlin who’s the hottest driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR …

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Tracking the Trucks: Austin Hill Ends Regular Season With a Win in Michigan

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In a Nutshell: Austin Hill ended the regular Gander Outdoors Truck Series season the same way he began it with a trip to victory lane. The driver of the No. 16 Toyota led a race-high 26 laps, including the final 10, through an overtime finish to score his second career win in the Corrigan Oil …

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Austin Hill Puts His Stamp on End of the Regular Season

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Austin Hill put his stamp on the bookends of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series regular season. Joining Hattori Racing Enterprises after the team won the 2018 Truck Series championship with Brett Moffitt, Hill won the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway in February. It was his first race as the driver of the …

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Austin Hill Scores Overtime Truck Win at Michigan; Matt Crafton Takes Final Playoff Spot

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Austin Hill capped the regular season of the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series the same way he opened it at Daytona – in victory lane. Holding off a spirited charge by Sheldon Creed in overtime, Hill scored his second win of the 2019 season at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday (Aug. 10) at the expense of …

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Tracking the Trucks: Stewart Friesen Snags 1st Career Win at Eldora Speedway

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In a Nutshell: After finishing runner-up six times in his career, Stewart Friesen finally scored his first career win Thursday night at Eldora Speedway. “Oh man, thank you to all the race fans that stuck with us,” Friesen said in victory lane. “Today, this is the day. This is the week. Thanks to everybody. This …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ross Chastain Scores Dominant 3rd Victory at Pocono Raceway

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In a Nutshell: Ross Chastain scored his third win of the 2019 season with a dominant performance in the Gander RV 150 at Pocono Raceway Saturday afternoon, July 27. He dedicated his victory to late Kaulig Racing crew chief Nick Harrison, who died suddenly last weekend at the age of 37. “I know we were …

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Austin Hill Smashes Pocono Truck Series Pole Record

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Austin Hill broke the record for fastest NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series pole at Pocono Raceway on Friday night (June 26). It is Hill’s second pole of the season. Hill wheeled his No. 16 Toyota around the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle for the new record of 171.347 miles per hour. Starting alongside Hill on the front …

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Beside the Rising Tide: Feels Like the First Time 

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Rather unexpectedly, NASCAR’s top three touring divisions have welcomed some first-time winning drivers and teams lately.  On Thursday night (July 11) at Kentucky Speedway, Tyler Ankrum drove his David Gilliland-owned Toyota to victory, a first for both the rookie driver and the team. It was only Ankrum’s 12th start in the Truck Series, as he …

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