Formula E
14 Feb
-
15 Feb
Event finished
27 Feb
-
29 Feb
FP2 in
1 day
Formula 1 MotoGP
05 Mar
-
08 Mar
FP1 in
7 days
R
Thailand GP
19 Mar
-
22 Mar
FP1 in
21 days
NASCAR Cup
21 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
28 Feb
-
01 Mar
First Practice in
18 Hours
:
47 Minutes
:
55 Seconds
IndyCar
13 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
13 days
R
Birmingham
03 Apr
-
05 Apr
Next event in
34 days
WEC
22 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
18 Mar
-
20 Mar
Next event in
18 days
Supercars
19 Feb
-
23 Feb
Event finished
R
Albert Park
12 Mar
-
15 Mar
Next event in
12 days

Austin Hill to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Daytona

shares
comments
Austin Hill to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Daytona
By:
Jun 15, 2019, 9:23 PM

Austin Hill is going to attempt to pick up a second consecutive NASCAR win at Daytona International Speedway this season.

Hill, a regular in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series who won the season opener at Daytona, will compete in the July 5 Xfinity Series race at the track in an entry fielded by Hattori Racing Enterprises.

Hill, 25, currently drives HRE’s No. 16 Toyota in the Truck series. HRE has not fielded an entry in the Xfinity Series since 2015.

“I never thought the day would come. I was sat down the other day, actually and (asked) ‘Hey, we’re going to do this deal, can you drive it? Even if I had something going that weekend that scratches that out,” Hill said Saturday at Iowa Speedway. “I’m going Xfinity racing.

“I can’t thank Shiggy (Hattori) enough. We are a good solid team; we just need to take that little extra step to get some wins under our belt. To be able to go to the Xfinity Series race and do it with this team, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

“I have all the faith in the world with my guys in the shop and Scott (Zipadelli, crew chief) and everybody backing me. It’s going to be a good opportunity for us.”

HRE owner Shigeaki Hattori told Catchfence.com that he plans to compete in at least five Xfinity races this season and has sponsorship for the endeavor from AISIN, a Japanese corporation that develops and produces components and systems for the automotive industry.

“The Supra is a huge deal over in Japan, so I really want to do something for Supra in NASCAR,” said Hattori. “We put together some races this year and we going to start at Daytona.

“He (Austin) did a really great job in Daytona, he won the first Truck race, and at the same time I want to get some more experience. Austin’s done a really good job this year. We’ve had some mechanical issues after Daytona, but he’s done a really good job, especially last week at Texas Motor Speedway.”

Hill enters Friday night’s Truck race at Iowa Speedway already locked in the playoffs by virtue of his Daytona win and is seventh in the series standings.

Next article
2019 Iowa spring complete NASCAR weekend schedule

Previous article

2019 Iowa spring complete NASCAR weekend schedule

Next article

Christopher Bell tops Cole Custer for Iowa Xfinity win

Christopher Bell tops Cole Custer for Iowa Xfinity win
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Austin Hill
Teams Hattori Racing Enterprises
Author Jim Utter