It’s not going to be a fun meeting at Richard Childress Racing on Monday.
Regular-season champion Austin Hill is out of Friday’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the first race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs, after a misjudgment by teammate Sheldon Creed.
The teammates were running on the lead lap in the final stage of the event, when the driver of the No. 2 Chevrolet Camaro clipped the left rear of Hill, turning him hard into the inside wall, and critically damaging the No. 21.
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Hill, who came into Bristol way up on the playoff cutline, will still leave Bristol in a good position points-wise. However, a lot of that buffer that the Richard Childress Racing driver had built up through the regular-season has evaporated headed to Texas and Charlotte’s ROVAL.
Sheldon Creed was able to continue on the lead-lap, and will look to put himself in a better points position to advance through the first round.