By Melville Van Buren
Current NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Contender Signs Multi-Year Extension with RCR
WELCOME, NC (August 17, 2023) – Richard Childress Racing announced today that Austin Hill has signed a multi-year extension to race for the organization’s NASCAR Xfinity Series program in the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro SS. The announcement was made during Thursday’s NASCAR Race Hub show on FOX Sports 1 alongside RCR vice president of competition Andy Petree.
Hill, who is currently leading the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season championship point standings, has locked himself into the NASCAR Playoffs on the strength of four wins.
“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.”
The Winston, Georgia, native first joined RCR in 2022 and has found success with the 54-year-old race team. Each of Hill’s six NASCAR Xfinity Series race wins have come under the RCR banner. He has earned a total of 24 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes over the past two seasons with crew chief Andy Street and the No. 21 team.
“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.”
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About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2023 NASCAR Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch (No. 8 Chevrolet) and 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet). RCR fields a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Sheldon Creed (No. 2 Chevrolet) and Austin Hill (No. 21 Chevrolet).
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