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Spire Motorsports’ fledgling NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team has announced its first driver, as well as its number.
Austin Hill will drive the No. 7 in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, Spire announced Feb. 11.
Hill’s longtime sponsor United Rentals will support the effort.
Spire announced during the offseason its move to a full-time Truck team for 2022. Previously, it had solely competed in the NASCAR Cup Series, where it fields two cars, the Nos. 7 and 77.
Further driver announcements for the team in 2022 have not been announced. Hill is a full-time driver for Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
In 2021, Hill, driving the No. 16 for Hattori Racing Enterprises, won two races and earned eight top fives and 15 top 10s.
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