YOUNG’S MOTORSPORTS BATTLES TIGHT CONDITIONS FOR 18TH AND 21ST PLACE FINISHES AT CHARLOTTE


AUSTIN HILL COMES HOME WITH TOP-20 FINISH AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Austin Hill made his second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., last Friday night. Despite weather in the area, both NCWTS practice sessions were able to be completed and the Winston, Ga., native got better each time he hit the track. NCWTS qualifying for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 was then canceled due to rain, which lined up the 134-lap race was lined up according to NCWTS Owners points with Hill lining up 17th.


STAGE 1 RECAP:

· Started Stage 1: P17

· Finished Stage 1: P15


The opening stage of Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 saw its first caution on Lap 20 and the No. 02 United Rentals team decided not to pit. Hill restarted from the front row on lap 26, but with no tires, he slipped back to finish Stage 1 in 15th-place.


STAGE 2 RECAP:

· Started Stage 2: P19

· Finished Stage 2: P19


Hill pit on Lap 33 for four tires and fuel and restarted Stage 2 from 19th. Halfway through the stage, the 24-year-old was up inside the top-15 but reported that he was tight and lacking grip. With four laps to go in Stage 2, Hill came over the radio and said he might have a tire going down but was able to complete the stage in 19th.


STAGE 3 RECAP:

· Started Stage 3: P16

· Finished Stage 3: P18


At the end of Stage 2, crew chief Chad Kendrick called Hill to pit road for four tires and fuel and he restarted the final stage from 16th on lap 67. The caution was again displayed on lap 80 and Hill came to pit road again for four tires and fuel and restarted in 17th with 49 laps remaining. Two more cautions came out, the first on Lap 87 and the second on Lap 112. Hill came to pit road on lap 114 for four tires, fuel and an adjustment. He survived one more quick caution on lap 118 to complete the final laps and finish 18th.


DANIEL HEMRIC FINISHES 21ST IN NASCAR CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES RETURN AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY


NASCAR XFINITY Series regular, Daniel Hemric, made his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) start since 2016 in Friday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Although both NCWTS practice sessions were able to be completed, qualifying was rained out and the race was lined up by owners points with Hemric starting in 16th.


STAGE 1 RECAP:

· Started Stage 1: P16

· Finished Stage 1: P21


The nearby Kannapolis, N.C., native started the 134-lap race in 16th and when the caution was displayed on lap 20, he was reporting that his No. 20 Over Kill Motorsports truck was tight. He pit on lap 23 for fuel and an adjustment to help aid the tight condition and restarted in fifth on lap 26. Unfortunately after not taking tires, Hemric slipped back in the final four laps of the opening stage to finish 21st.


STAGE 2 RECAP:

· Started Stage 2: P21

· Finished Stage 2: P17


On lap 33, Hemric pit for four tires, fuel and some more adjustments to help aid the tight conditions and restarted the second stage in 21st. Stage 2 was fairly uneventful for the No. 20 Over Kill Motorsports team and they were running 16th halfway through the stage and ended it in 17th.


STAGE 3 RECAP:

· Started Stage 3: P19

· Finished Stage 3: P21


At the end of Stage 2, Hemric brought the No. 20 Over Kill Motorsports Chevrolet to pit road for four tires, fuel and another adjustment to help aid the tight handling machine and he restarted Stage 3 from 19th. The 27-year-old pit on lap 82 when the caution was displayed for four tires, fuel and another adjustment and restarted in 15th. During the caution on lap 87, Hemric reported that his Truck was on the splitter but the team did not pit and he was able to race his way into the top-10 on the ensuing restart. A caution for debris came out on lap 112 and Hemric reported he was still on the splitter and came down pit road for four tires, fuel and a trackbar adjustment to restart in 18th with 17 laps remaining. Another quick caution came out and the field got back to racing with 10 laps to remaining. Still battling tight conditions, Hemric slipped back a few positions to finish in 21st-place.

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