Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises announced today that Austin Hill will make his second series start in the No. 92 ARCO Design/Build / BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors / Goodyear FleetHQ /A &D Welding / Wynn's Ford F-150 in Friday'sNASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Ford Ecoboost 200 at Miami Homestead Speedway.
In Hill's first outing with the team at Martinsville last month, a broken wheel relegated the No. 92 Ford to a 26th-place finish. Hill did lead 21 laps prior to the wheel issue.
"I felt like I learned a lot (at Martinsville)," Hill said. "The team worked great together and the communication between (crew chief) Mike (Hester) and I got better as the race went on."
His crew chief agreed.
"Austin did a great job of explaining what the truck was doing so that we could make the necessary adjustments," Hester said. "Even though we didn't have the finish we wanted, I felt like we made some positive gains."
Gains that both driver and crew chief think will pay dividends this week.
"There is a trust factor that a driver and a crew have to have with each other," Hill said. "What we built at Martinsville will pay off at Homestead.
"They know what I am capable of and I know what they are capable of and everyone is much more comfortable with each other and I think it will pay off at the track."
"We were in line for a good finish at Martinsville and that was our first time out together," said Hester. "We've got a good truck, a talented driver and, with a little bit of luck, we should be able to bring home a top-10 finish."