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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 11: Austin Hill, driver of the #16 United Rentals Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 11: Austin Hill, driver of the #16 United Rentals Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 11, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Austin Hill to make 100th series start at Las Vegas

Austin Hill will hit the century mark and make his 100th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start on Friday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). The driver of the No. 16 Ibaraki Toyopet Toyota Tundra is reaching the career milestone in his 49th start with HRE and comes at one of his most successful venues.

Hill has pulled into victory lane in two of the last three Camping World Trucks events in “Sin City” and a third victory in the desert would come at the perfect time for he and the No. 16 team. Hill has collected 18 of his 19th career top-five finishes with HRE and 30 of his 38-career top-10’s during that span, including all six of his Camping World Trucks victories.

“It’s a pretty cool milestone to hit 100 starts in the series. That means a lot to be in the series for that long and have opportunities to drive fast trucks every week. There’s a lot of other people that have put in a lot of effort over the years to make that happen, especially all the guys at HRE and Ibaraki Toyopet this weekend. We’ve had extremely fast Tundras every time that we’ve gone to Las Vegas and have had a ton of success. This is the same truck that we won with in 2019 and ran third with last spring. Hopefully we can have a similar result on Friday night. We didn’t get the results we wanted in the first two races at Daytona, but every one of us is looking forward to turning that around this week and hopefully we can get Ibaraki Toyopet into victory lane for the first time.”

Hattori Racing Enterprises