In addition to a full-time run in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Richard Childress Racing in 2022, Austin Hill will also drive the No. 7 Spire Motorsports NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry in the season-opening Next Era Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
“I’m excited to work with Spire Motorsports at Daytona,” said Hill in a team release. “It’s a lot of fun to go to a track where I’ve have had success and won a race in the past. Hopefully we can put on a good show for United Rentals and get back to Victory Lane.”
Although details about the new Spire Motorsports truck series entry had been sparse since the organization announced their intent to field a truck series team on November 23rd, the team announced in a press release on Friday that they will field the No. 7 truck this season. No additional races or plans were revealed for the team in the release.
The official announcement of the Spire Motorsports truck, brings our total of confirmed entries for the 2022 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona to 42 trucks as of February 11th.
Hill will have his longtime partner United Rentals as the sponsor of the truck at Daytona.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Austin Hill in the Truck Series,” said Craig Schmidt, Vice President, United Rentals. “Austin is a proven performer, and we’re proud to have him represent the United Rentals brand, on track and off. We look forward to a great race at Daytona.”
Hill, 27, brings a veteran presence for the team behind the wheel, and he should mesh well with the team’s crew chief Kevin “Bono” Manion as well as the team’s general manager Mike Greci, who worked with Hill at Hattori Racing Enterprises the last few seasons.
”When the opportunity to have Austin Hill drive for Spire Motorsports in the Truck Series’ race at Daytona presented itself, it was an easy decision,” said Greci. “It was really a no-brainer and to have United Rentals on board is the icing on the cake. Austin is an exceptional driver and speedway racer. His work ethic is second-to-none, and he has the desire its takes to be successful. He’s not someone who just goes through the motions. He’s there to win. We have a great history with one another so we’re hoping to add another hash mark to our win column in Daytona.”
The driver from Georgia has amassed eight wins in 119 starts in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.