After winning the show name annually with driver Brett Moffitt, Austin Hill took on the No. 16 Toyota and moved to a success at Friday night’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
About the restart of the second , Hill got out to a big lead over Matt Crafton and Spencer Boyd. Hill were able to keep out front and hauled off Grant Enfinger to claim his first series win in his 52n d career launch.
“Individual, that truck was fast, it really was. I knew we had a truck which may compete,” Hill said in Victory Lane. “I got just a little scared there at the end. I thought (Enfinger) was about to get me, he had a major run.
“I can’t even believe my first win came at Daytona. It’s surreal. I am ’t even wait to part with those guys.
Hill said although he had been reminded constantly to conserve fuel at the close of the race,” Hill said he had little confidence he had gotten the work done.
“We pitted quite early and we already knew it was likely to be more close after which then when we went , I had been so scared,” he explained. “I just knew I was going to run out off (Turn) 4 and maybe never make it into the line.
“So much material was going right through my head, but hey — we’rein Victory Lane.
Ross Chastain had been third, Boyd was and Crafton ended up fifth.
On 53 of the scheduled 100, while coming off Turn 4, Jordan Anderson experienced Sheldon Creed which triggered a gigantic crash that accumulated almost several trucks.
The race returned to green on Lap 70, with Hill directing the way.
Rhodes grabbed the lead right ahead of the warning was displayed.
About the restart on Lap 84, Hill was out front Accompanied by Ben Rhodes and Clay Green Field.
With 13 to proceed, Rhodes obtained a push into the lead as Stewart Friesen moved into instant and Gus Dean into third party.
On Lap 8 9, Todd Gilliland got into his Kyle Busch Motorsports team mate, Harrison Burton, sending into the wall Turn 2 and brought out a warning. The race returned to green with seven laps left.
Clay Greenfield and Timothy Peters wrecked on the restart lap, offering the warning once again. The race restarted with three laps to proceed front, followed closely by Dean and Hill.
With only one lap to go, Creed experienced Dean, who got knocked into leader Rhodes to trigger another major wreck and send the race to the first overtime.
Sauter held off a wild complaint from Friesen to claim the success from the second point.
Rhodes was third, David Gilliland was fourth and Boyd had been fifth.
The second point went on Lap 27 using Sauter directing the way followed closely by Enfinger and Moffitt.
Just after Moffitt took the lead on Lap 27, a three-truck wreck erupted behind him involving Ray Ciccarelli, Tyler Dippel and Chris Fontaine. Eckes did actually endure some front-end damage in the incident.
The race returned to green on Lap 3 4 with Moffitt in the direct followed closely by Sauter and Creed.
About the restart, Moffitt and Creed were black-flagged for locking bumpers, which abandoned Sauter in the lead.
With five laps left, Sauter led the strategy followed closely by Enfinger and Todd Gilliland.
Todd Gilliland moved into the lead with just two laps left at the point but Sauter quickly retook the lead with you to move.
Creed easily held off Hill to win the first period of this 20-19 year old.
On 3, Natalie Decker got a level right-front scooter after hitting debris on the trail and flame erupted under her hood from a broken oil line. She quickly brought her truck to pit road.
While the race was set under warning, Bryan Dauzat attracted down his truck pit road, the motorist ’s cockpit clouded with smoke. He ran among his team member, Billy Rock, who awaiting for Dauzat over to discontinue from his stall.
“I just lost brakes once I had been arriving in. He jumped out in front. I told him’I don’t have any brakes.’ And then he also came out in front,&rdquo.
The team member was packed on a stretcher and transported to a community hospital for additional evaluation.
Through the incident, David Gilliland, Decker’s team mate, also ran over debris and suffered from a flat tire. He was in a position to come back to the race.
With five laps left at the very first period, Creed maintained a little advantage over Moffitt and followed closely by Eckes.
Both the Burton and Robby Lyons had to begin the race from the rear of the field — Burton to get an engine modification and Lyons for unapproved alterations.