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DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 07: Austin Hill, driver of the #16 United Rentals Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 07, 2021 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 07: Austin Hill, driver of the #16 United Rentals Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series LiftKits4Less.com 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 07, 2021 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Austin Hill will not return to Hattori Racing in 2022: UPDATE

UPDATE: Everyone at HRE is proud of Austin Hill’s accomplishments over the past three seasons and to also see him graduate to new opportunities in 2022. As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”, and we’ll be sad not to see him behind the wheel of our No. 16 next February. However, we’re incredibly proud of the driver, person, and professional he’s been the past three years with our team. We’re extremely grateful for the milestones and moments we’ve achieved together, including eight wins, playoff berths in all three seasons, and the 2020 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular season title.

HRE is in the process of selecting the next driver of the No. 16 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro and will announce plans for 2022 at a later date.

We look forward to finishing 2021 strong together and wish Austin, his wife Ashlyn, and the entire Hill family the best of luck next season.

Hattori Racing Enterprises

Original post: After three full-time seasons in the Camping World Truck Series with Hattori Racing Enterprises, Austin Hill will not be returning to the #16 Toyota in 2022, it was announced on Saturday.

Hill has earned eight victories over the last three seasons while piloting the team’s Toyota in Truck competition. He’s also dabbled in the Xfinity Series with the team in select starts.

After qualifying for the playoffs this season, Hill was eliminated following Bristol and failed to make the Round of 8.