YOUNG’S MOTORSPORTS TALLIES TWO TOP-15 FINISHES AT THE TRICKY TRIANGLE


HILL OVERCOMES PENALTY TO FINISH 13TH AT POCONO RACEWAY

Austin Hill competed at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn., for the third time in his career during the Gander Outdoors 150 this past Saturday. After making the final round of qualifying, he earned the ninth-starting position for the 60-lap race and after three stages, Hill earned a 13th-place finish.


STAGE 1 RECAP:


· Started Stage 1: P9

· Finished Stage 1: P10


The Winston, Ga., native earned the ninth starting spot for the 60-lap Gander Outdoors 150, but had to start at the rear due to unapproved adjustments after qualifying. Hill was able to climb his way from the rear of the field to finish 10th in Stage 1.


STAGE 2 RECAP:


· Started Stage 2: P13

· Finished Stage 2: P5


At the end of Stage 1 on lap 17, Hill brought his No. 20 Young’s Building Systems Chevrolet down pit road for four tires, fuel and a track bar adjustment to free him up and started the second stage from 13th. Stage 2 got back to green-flag racing on lap 20, with 10 laps remaining in the segment. With differing pit strategies, several of the leaders pitted before the end of Stage 2 and Hill finished the stage in fifth.


STAGE 3 RECAP:


· Started Stage 3: P27

· Finished Stage 3: P13


On lap 32, Hill pit from the fifth spot for four tires, fuel and a right rear adjustment but was hit with an uncontrolled tire penalty and had to restart at the tail end of the longest line. Since Hill had to start at the rear, crew chief Chad Kendrick called the No. 02 Young’s Building Systems Chevy back down pit road to top off on fuel and a shock adjustment. By the halfway point of the final stage, Hill was back up to 14th and in the closing laps he was able to gain one more position to finish 13th.


THORSON SCORES 15TH PLACE FINISH AT THE TRICKY TRIANGLE

Tanner Thorson scored his best qualifying result leading into Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gander Outdoors 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Penn., lining him up to start the 60-lap race from 11th. He was able to overcome some engine issues to score a top-15 finish in his first visit to the Tricky Triangle.


STAGE 1 RECAP:


· Started Stage 1: P11

· Finished Stage 1: P11


Thorson was scheduled to start the Gander Outdoors 150 from 11th, but moved up a row and fired off from ninth. He remained pretty quiet over the radio during the quick opening stage and finished in 11th.


STAGE 2 RECAP:


· Started Stage 2: P18

· Finished Stage 2: P7


The Minden, Nev., native was called to pit road on lap 17 for four tires, fuel and a trackbar adjustment to help his No. 20 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet from getting loose on entry. Unfortunately, when he went to take off from his pit stall, the Truck died and his crew had to push him off to fire and he restarted Stage 2 from 18th. In the quick middle stage, Thorson was able to work his way forward and finish in seventh.


STAGE 3 RECAP:


· Started Stage 3: P12

· Finished Stage 3: P14


Before Thorson came to pit road, he told crew chief Andrew Abbott that he might be slow coming into his stall as he was going to take his No. 20 Maestro’s Classic Chevrolet out of gear and keep the RPMs up to not have the engine die again. Once in his stall, he pit for four tires, a full tank of fuel and restarted the final stage from 12th. He maintained the position until the halfway point of the stage but slipped back in the closing laps to finish 15th.

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