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Austin Hill Runs Away With Win at Richmond

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East • September 14, 2015

Earns Second Victory of 2015; Title To Be Decided at Dover Finale



RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 10, 2015) - Daytona Beach, Florida - After battling the elements for most of the afternoon, Mother Nature finally forced the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East UNOH 100 at Richmond International Raceway to an early end.



But the weather didn’t dampen Austin Hill’s victory celebration.



Hill grabbed the lead after an early caution and held on until the skies opened, ending the race at lap 70 and giving Hill his second win of the 2015 season in the No. 22 A&D Welding / Don Rich Ford Co. Ford. It was the NASCAR Next driver’s fifth career K&N East win.



Dillon Bassett earned the runner-up position in the No. 44 Bassett Gutters Ford, his second top five finish in the last three races. Dalton Sargeant drove the No. 51 GALT Chevrolet to a third place finish. Scott Heckert and Spencer Davis rounded out the top five.



Points leader William Byron started the race from the pole position and led the early laps but had to settle for a sixth place finish. Trey Hutchens, Kaz Grala and Kyle Benjamin scored positions seven through nine.



K&N West points leader Noah Gragson, making his second start in the K&N East, started in the 32nd position after qualifying was cancelled and made his way through the field to earn the 10th position.



Patrick Staropoli, making his first start of the season for Bill McAnally Racing in the No. 99 AutoNation Toyota, spun on lap 17 after contact with another car sent him into the outside wall.



The K&N Pro Series East UNOH 100 will air on NBCSN n Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. ET.



The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship will be decided at the season finale at Dover International Speedway on October 2 in the Drive Sober 125.



NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES EAST-UNOH 100 Results

Thursday

At Richmond International Raceway

Richmond, Va.

Lap length: 0.75 miles

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (3) Austin Hill, Winston, Ga., Ford, 70 laps.

2. (14) Dillon Bassett, Winston-Salem, N.C., Ford, 70.

3. (4) Dalton Sargeant, Boca Raton, FL, Chevrolet, 70.

4. (2) Scott Heckert, Ridgefield, Conn., Chevrolet, 70.

5. (17) Spencer Davis, Dawsonville, Ga., Chevrolet, 70.

6. (1) William Byron, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet, 70.

7. (19) Trey Hutchens, Lexington, NC, Chevrolet, 70.

8. (5) Kaz Grala, Westborough, Mass., Toyota, 70.

9. (10) Kyle Benjamin, Easley, S.C., Ford, 70.

10. (32) Noah Gragson, Las Vegas, N.V., Ford, 70.

11. (7) Rico Abreu, St. Helena, Calif., Chevrolet, 70.

12. (6) J.J. Haley, Winamac, IN, Chevrolet, 70.

13. (20) Codie Rohrbaugh, Petersburg, W.Va., Chevrolet, 70.

14. (35) Ryan Preece, Berlin, Conn., Chevrolet, 70.

15. (29) Brandon Jones, Atlanta, Ga., Chevrolet, 70.

16. (23) Sam Hunt, Midlothian, VA, Toyota, 70.

17. (12) Collin Cabre, Tampa, FL, Toyota, 70.

18. (28) Tyler Hughes, Cordova, MD, Ford, 70.

19. (21) Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, Mass., Chevrolet, 70.

20. (27) Grant Quinlan, Maidstone, Ontario, Ford, 70.

21. (13) David Garbo, Jr., Stonington, Conn., Chevrolet, 70.

22. (11) Kenzie Ruston, El Reno, Okla., Toyota, 70.

23. (25) J.P. Morgan, Mooresville, NC, Chevrolet, 70.

24. (16) Ronnie Bassett, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC, Ford, 70.

25. (18) Travis Miller, Chesapeake, Va., Chevrolet, 70.

26. (30) Justin Carroll, Williamsburg, Va., Toyota, 70.

27. (24) Christian Celaya, Caborca, Mexico, Chevrolet, 69.

28. (8) Nick Drake, Mooresville, N.C., Toyota, 69.

29. (15) Devon Amos, Rio Rancho, N.M., Toyota, 69.

30. (26) Chuck Buchanan, Jr., Hildebran, N.C., Chevrolet, 68.

31. (9) Sergio Pena, Winchester, VA, Toyota, 67.

32. (31) Mike Senica, Newark, NJ, Chevrolet, 66.

33. (34) Gus Dean, Bluffton, S.C., Chevrolet, 56, brakes.

34. (33) Gracin Raz, Lake Oswego, Ore., Ford, 66, rear end.

35. (22) Patrick Staropoli, Plantation, Fla., Toyota, 43, accident.

Race Statistics

Time of Race: 0 hours 0 minutes 0 seconds

Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Fastest Qualifier: S.Heckert (121.638 mph, 22.197 seconds)

Caution Flags: 2 for 17 laps.

Lead Changes: 3 among 3 drivers.

Lap Leaders: W. Byron 1-25; A. Hill 26; S. Heckert 27-28; A. Hill 29-70.

Standings: 1. W. Byron, 510; 2. S. Heckert, 497; 3. A. Hill, 496; 4. D. Sargeant, 473; 5.K. Grala, 458; 6. J. Haley, 453; 7. R. Abreu, 450; 8. N. Drake, 424; 9. K. Benjamin, 415; 10. K. Ruston, 377.