This Week’s United Rentals Chevrolet Camaro SS at Michigan International Speedway … Austin Hill will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Michigan International Speedway this weekend in the No. 21 Chevrolet. Although he’s never made an Xfinity Series start, Hill has made three starts at Michigan in the NASCAR Truck Series. His first start was in 2018. In 2019, his second start at the Brooklyn, Michigan track, Hill won the race from the sixth position, earning his second Truck Series victory. Most recently, he finished 12th in 2020 at the track. This weekend is a special one for Hill as he will also be making his NASCAR Cup Series debut with Richard Childress Racing in the No. 33 Chevrolet. Hill will be making two debuts at Michigan throughout the weekend.
Indy Recap … Last weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, Hill added onto his current streak of top-10 finishes by grabbing a ninth-place finish at the road course. Currently, Hill is sixth in the Playoff standings and is leading the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings.
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AUSTIN HILL QUOTE:
This will be your first Xfinity Series start at Michigan on Saturday. How are you feeling heading into the race?
“I’m really excited to get to Michigan this weekend. I feel really good about this weekend especially since I’ve seen success at the track in the Truck Series. I got a win at Michigan in the Truck Series and that definitely adds some confidence. It was always a track I felt confident going to and after the way my team and I have been running for the past couple weeks, I’m looking forward to keeping that momentum going. We’ve put in a lot of simulator time and have had meetings and worked really hard on our strategy for the track. It’ll be a longer race, too, so I’m making sure to hydrate a little more than usual. We’re focused on getting another win and adding on all the points we possibly can as we get closer to the start of the Playoffs. I’m also making my Cup debut this weekend, so I’ve got a lot to look forward to!”
Richard Childress Racing at Michigan International Speedway … In 179 NASCAR Cup Series starts at the two-mile speedway, Richard Childress Racing has recorded three wins with drivers Dale Earnhardt (1987 & 1990) and Kevin Harvick (2010), plus 25 top-five and 59 top-10 finishes. Earnhardt scored a dominating victory in 1987, leading 152 of 200 laps and scored thrilling victory in 1990, edging Ernie Irvan by just .22 seconds (about two car lengths). The victory by Harvick was one of three wins he claimed in 2010, all on superspeedways, and his first at Michigan.
RCR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan International Speedway … RCR has four victories in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition at Michigan: Kevin Harvick (2003), Paul Menard (2014), Austin Dillon (2018) and most recently Tyler Reddick (2019). The Welcome, N.C., team has claimed 13 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes in 50 starts at the 2.0-mile speedway.
Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series Michigan 250 at Michigan International Speedway will be televised live Saturday, August 6, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and the NBC Sports App. The race will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.
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