MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Hattori Racing Enterprises officials announced Tuesday that the team will once again compete in select NASCAR Xfinity Series events this year beginning with this week’s return to Nashville Superspeedway.
Austin Hill will pilot the No. 61 Toyota Supra in all six of the team’s scheduled races. Longtime partner of team owner Shige Hattori and HRE, AISIN, will adorn the No. 61 for four events, including at Nashville on June 19, while Toyota Tsusho will continue their partnership for two Xfinity Series events and the June 26 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway.
“I’ve really enjoyed the chance to run our Supras in the Xfinity Series the last couple years,” Hill said. “It’s awesome to have these opportunities thanks to everyone at AISIN, Toyota Tsusho, and Toyota. We have a lot of great partners that help support us and everyone at HRE has been working hard on developing our program in the Xfinity Series. We had a couple really strong runs last season, and I can’t wait to build on that at Nashville this weekend.”
“We are so excited to be able to compete in the Xfinity Series again this year,” Hattori said. “AISIN and Toyota Tsusho have been great partners of our team for a long time and to be able to continue our relationship in the Xfinity Series is a big help to our organization.”
Following Hill’s first outing at Nashville, he will wheel the No. 61 Toyota Supra at Pocono Raceway (June 27), Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course (Aug. 14), Michigan Int’l Speedway (Aug. 21), Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL (Oct. 9) and Texas Motor Speedway (Oct. 16).