One of the most potent pairings in the NASCAR Xfinity Series garage will return for the 2024 season, as Austin Hill has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with Richard Childress Racing.
The extension was announced on FS1's NASCAR RaceHub on Thursday evening, and Richard Childress Racing followed the formal announcement up with a video package on social media.
Hill, 29, has emerged as a true championship contender this season, as he has racked up four victories and he's the NASCAR Xfinity Series point leader after 22 races in the 2023 season.
The native of Winston, Georgia is excited to continue battling for championships in RCR Chevrolets for years to come.
“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,” said Hill. “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.”
While Hill has scored victories at Daytona International Speedway, Kas Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Pocono Raceway this year, he has also utilized incredible consistency to put himself in a position to potentially win the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season championship.
Hill has 13 top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes, and he boasts an impressive average finish of 7.5 this season. Without a doubt, Hill has impressed his legendary team owner.
“Austin Hill has set a benchmark for competitiveness within the garage and has proven to be a talented racer who wants to win,” said Richard Childress, chairman and CEO of Richard Childress Racing. “We’re pleased that Austin has found success at RCR and are looking forward to competing for a championship in 2023, 2024, and beyond.”
Heading into this weekend's action at Watkins Glen International, Hill has amassed six NASCAR Xfinity Series wins over the course of his career, and he tallied eight wins in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competition as well.
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