Young’s Motorsports puts Austin Hill in truck for Kentucky
By AMANDA VINCENT
Young’s Motorsports recently announced that Austin Hill, not Tyler Young, will drive the team’s No. 02 entry in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Young will return to the driver’s seat July 20 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
“When I decided not to run the race at Iowa Speedway, it took us out of the opportunity to compete in this year’s truck chase,” Young said. “With us not having a prime opportunity to compete for the championship, we have jumped at the chance to work with others and bring outside knowledge in knowing it has the potential to strengthen our program, overall.”
Derek Scott Jr. was in the No. 02 at Iowa, making his debut in the series. According Young, he may climb out of the truck for additional races in 2016, giving other drivers opportunities to compete for Young’s Motorsports.
“I think if everything happens, everything works the way we want it to, we could have more shots at top-10s or maybe even a top-five,” Young said. “We’ll see. For now, we’re focused on one race at a time and just out there, race hard and do our job and hope, in the end, the result will speak for itself.”
Hill has nine races of Camping World Truck Series experience, including three races, so far, in 2016. His best finish of the season was a 12th-place showing at Atlanta Motor Speedway early in the season. That finish is his career-best, to date.
“The ability to work with a talented driver like Austin Hill not only provides a great opportunity to bring fresh insight, but also bounce ideas off not only me, but my crew chief Andrew Abbott as well,” Young said. “For us, it’s a win-win situation.”