“It’s Going to be Tough” – Austin Hill on his Chances of Making the Truck Series Final 4

Published 08/11/2021, 12:16 PM EDT
Fort Worth, TX, USA; NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series driver Austin Hill (16) leads a packs of trucks into turn one during the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports


This season, the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series competition is very fierce, and Austin Hill knows he is in for a tough fight. Currently, John Hunter Nemechek is the championship leader, but Hill is right on his tail, along with Ben Rhodes, Todd Gilliland, and many more. Now that the regular season is finally over, the real battle can begin.

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Speaking after the race, he said, “The competition is really good. It’s been really good every year, but this year is going to be a challenge. It is going to be tough to get into the Final 4. Hopefully, we can get the monkey off our back that we had in the past two seasons in the playoffs. Obviously that’s our ultimate goal, there are a few drivers that are going to be tough to beat.

“We think that we are one of the best teams out there right now.”

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Austin Hill also insisted that winning these last two races has meant a lot to him and his team. He knows that things will only get tougher for him.

Can Austin Hill win his maiden Truck Series title?

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Without a doubt, he is definitely capable of winning the title. Hill has steadily been improving over the years, finishing 11th in 2018. However, he enjoyed one of his more successful seasons in 2019, racking up four wins and a fifth-place finish in the championship.

Sep 6, 2020; Darlington, South Carolina, USA; NASCAR Truck Series driver Sheldon Creed (2) and Sheldon Creed (2) race with Zane Smith (21), Austin Hill (16) and Ben Rhodes (99) during the South Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Darlington Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, he finished the season in sixth place, racking up two wins in the year. However, he put in an incredibly consistent run of top 15 finishes in every race, barring four.

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Now, he will be hoping to either win the championship, but Nemechek and Rhodes will be massive thorns in his side.

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