NASCAR Community Comes Together to Congratulate Richard Childress for Massive Win

Published 08/18/2023, 12:15 PM EDT

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Triumphs, whether it’s for a team or an individual driver, echo far and wide in the gloried realm of NASCAR. Richard Childress, a name synonymous with racing excellence, has once again set the NASCAR community abuzz with excitement. The spotlight shines on Austin Hill. The Xfinity regular series championship leader has extended his journey with the Richard Childress Racing Team, signing a multi-year deal that promises to keep fans thrilled with the Xfinity showdown.

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Austin Hill’s journey with RCR started in 2022 when he took over the No. 21 Chevrolet and promptly triumphed at Daytona. He clinched the Rookie of the Year title and secured a respectable sixth-place finish in the championship standings. This was more than just a debut. It was the opening salvo of a partnership destined for success. His journey continued into 2023, marked by multiple victories and a leadership role in points. Hill’s dedication to excellence aligns seamlessly with RCR’s legacy of greatness.

The NASCAR community has rallied behind this deal to show their support to both Hill and Richard Childress. However, the opinion of the community is not in a single file. There are also some who believe that Austin Hill is more than good enough to rise to the ranks of the Cup Series.

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Austin Hill will continue his NASCAR journey with RCR for 2024 and beyond

Austin Hill and Richard Childress Racing share a common goal. Hill’s commitment to the No. 21 RCR Chevrolet Camaro is cemented with a multi-year deal. It’s a continuation of the bright chapter of his racing journey. With six NASCAR Xfinity Series wins under his belt, with four of them coming this year, Hill’s prowess is undeniable. As he dominates the regular season standings with an average finish of 7.5, he embodies the spirit of competition. Hill’s journey has only just begun.

Hill himself expressed his honor at racing for one of the most successful organizations, underlining his determination to chase victories and championships. “I’ve found a home at Richard Childress Racing and it’s an honor to be able to continue my career racing for one of the most successful organizations in the garage,” Hill said in a press release.

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“In looking at the next step of my career. I was presented with several opportunities. But it all came down to being surrounded by racers who want to win, believe in me, and will do their best to give me every opportunity to be successful. I want to thank Richard Childress and everyone at RCR and ECR Engines. I’m excited to race for wins and championships within the NASCAR Xfinity Series for years to come,” he added.

Richard Childress is also pleased after signing the extension deal with Hill. “Austin Hill has set a benchmark for competitiveness within the garage and has proven to be a talented racer who wants to win. We’re pleased that Austin has found success at RCR and are looking forward to competing for a championship in 2023, 2024, and beyond,” said Richard Childress.

The news of Hill staying with RCR in Xfinity for the foreseeable future has filled the community both with excitement and curiosity regarding his future.

NASCAR community backs Hill and RCR for securing the multi-year deal

The racing community isn’t just a collection of fans. It’s a tapestry of support and enthusiasm. As news of Austin Hill’s contract extension spread, the NASCAR world united to celebrate this achievement. Tweets from Austin Hill, RCR, and Bob Pockrass about the deal are serving as the catalyst, sparking a wave of congratulations for Austin, Richard Childress, and the entire team.

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Here are a few congratulatory comments from the fans.

“Let’s get @RCRracing another championship! It’s been too long. 🏆”

“Awesome news!! Congrats Austin & RCR 🏁 🏆
#HillYeah
#GoDawgs ❤️ 🏈 🖤”

“Things you love to see. Congratulations to all!”

“Great move by RCR, future is looking good over there. #NASCAR75”

“Well deserved! Surprised someone didn’t steal him for the Cup series. Quality rides are space.”

However, there are also a few in the community who feel that it was a missed opportunity on the part of RCR to not promote him to the next level.

“Bruh he’s ready for cup” one fan said.

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While another felt that he should have moved to Kaulig as rumored. “Thought it would make sense to loan to Kaulig as an RCR affiliate in Cup.”

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Do you think it’s the right time for Richard Childress Racing to promote Austin Hill into the big leagues of Cup Racing? Let us know in the comments below.

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Veerendra Vikram Singh

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Veerendra Vikram Singh is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a natural affinity for motorsports, he brings a unique perspective to his coverage of everything NASCAR. His love for sports extends way beyond NASCAR, encompassing Formula 1 and MotoGP and a few other motorsports as well.
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Debmallya Chakraborty

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