AHill Is Pumped For Texas

This Week’s Bennett Transportation & Logistics Chevrolet Camaro SS at Texas Motor Speedway … Austin Hill will make his fourth NASCAR Xfinity Series start Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. The driver of the Bennett Transportation & Logistics Chevrolet started third and finished fifth in May at Texas, his best finish of three career starts at the track. Hill made 10 starts in NASCAR Truck Series competition at Texas, claiming a best finish of second-place in 2020 among four top-10s. He punched his ticket to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with his win in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway and added another win at Atlanta Motor Speedway in July. Hill enters the first round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs as the sixth seed with 10 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes.

Sunoco Rookie of the Year … Austin Hill officially clinched NASCAR Xfinity Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors after last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hill joins a long list of prestigious winners including fellow RCR drivers Kevin Harvick (2000) and Austin Dillon (2012).

About Bennett Family of Companies … McDonough, Ga.-based Bennett Family of Companies is a woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC) certified, diversified transportation and logistics company. Through its 12 affiliated operating companies, the Bennett Family of Companies delivers integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. The company will use race experiences to recruit and retain hundreds of truck drivers for their organization in 2022. For more information, visit www.Drive4Bennett.com.

AUSTIN HILL QUOTE:

Welcome to the Playoffs! It’s the frst race of the Round of 12 and we’re heading to Texas, a track that you’ve seen success at before. What are your thoughts on Saturday’s race?

“Yeah, I’m really pumped about the Playoffs and starting out at Texas. Honestly, we’ve got some really good tracks coming up for our team. Texas will be a good one and we’ve run really well on road courses and superspeedways so I think this round will be pretty good for us. We’ve just got to focus on our race and stay out of other people’s messes. We had a really solid day in Bristol; I wish we got the win, but now we have a lot of momentum on our side for this weekend. My team has been bringing me fast racecars every weekend so we’ll have that on our side and will go out there and strategize as much as we can. I’m excited and really looking forward to putting up a fight in these Playoff races.”

Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway … Richard Childress Racing has two wins at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series: Jeff Burton (2007) and Austin Dillon (2020). Burton led just the final lap to grab his 19th career Cup victory. In 2020, Austin Dillon led the final 10 laps and edged teammate Tyler Reddick by just .149 seconds to score the win. The victory was Dillon’s first at Texas and the 109th all-time by RCR.

Xfinity Series Stats at Texas … RCR has five NASCAR Xfinity Series victories at Texas Motor Speedway, all by Kevin Harvick (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2012). Earlier this season Austin Hill led RCR with a fifth-place finish at Texas after leading the race once for 16 laps.

Catch the Action … The NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Saturday, September 24, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. The race will be broadcast live on the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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