Austin Hill tops Creed in Las Vegas Truck playoff win

Hill grabbed the lead for the first time on a restart on Lap 96 of 134 and never looked back, masterfully dodging repeated attempts by Sheldon Creed – who led the most laps (89) in the race – from regaining the top spot.

Creed tagged the wall late while trying to catch Hill but Hill held on to win the Westgate 200 by .546 seconds.

 

The is Hill’s second win of the 2020 season and sixth victory of his career.

“Right after Bristol, right after they took the checkered flag, I said ‘Let’s keep our heads up. We’re going to go to Vegas and win it’ and, heck, we did it,” Hill said. “We didn’t have the best truck by no means.

“We had to fight a lot of adversity. In Stages 1 and 2 we weren’t good at all. The guys kept working on it. The pit crew did a hell of a job and I just had to go out there and get it and that’s what we did.

“Sheldon was definitely way faster than me. I was probably looking in my mirror more than I was looking out front (over the final laps). I knew he was better than we were. I knew I was going to have to protect.”

Tanner Gray finished third, Stewart Friesen was fourth and Chandler Smith rounded out the top-five.

Completing the top-10 were Grant Enfinger, Zane Smith, Christian Eckes, Matt Crafton and Tyler Ankrum.

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