Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced early Thursday morning that K&N Pro Series East driver Austin Hill will attempt to making his Camping World Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway this weekend. Hill, who won twice this season in K&N, is set to pilot the No. 92 BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors / Goodyear FleetHQ / A&D Welding / Wynn’s Ford for Saturday’s Kroger 200.
“Austin is a remarkable talent. He has proven his mettle with the season he had in the K&N Series this year,” RBR owner Ricky Benton said in a team release. “We have a great Ford Racing F-150 to load up and take to Martinsville and I am confident we can put together a good run and a good finish.”
Hill has made it clear that he is “mainly wanting to finish all the laps and get a good understanding about the trucks.”
“It means the world to me to be able to drive a truck at Martinsville with RBR. I really appreciate all the hard work everyone has put in to make this happen,” Hill said. “The biggest difference I’ve faced so far in my career going from a bias-ply tire to a radial tire and the trucks are a little more top heavy but other than that the K&N car helped me prepare for the truck a lot.”
In 23 K&N starts, Hill boasts three wins and 12 top 10s.
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