MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA., (February 25, 2022) – The Bennett Family of Companies kicked off their partnership debut with Richard Childress Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series by supporting Austin Hill and the No. 21 team as he won his first race of the season in the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 19.
Austin Hill after Daytona win with the Bennett team.
Hill will be competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year in his first full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Hill and the No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro team will be in the Bennett Transportation and Logistics car.
“We are thrilled to partner with Richard Childress Racing and Austin Hill this season,” said Lynette Mathis, Vice President of the Bennett Family of Companies. “Our companies share many core values, plus a commitment to excellence, and RCR has a long tradition of success on the track. The first race of the season was so exciting to watch as Austin Hill won his first big race out of the gate. We can’t wait to continue to cheer on Austin Hill in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season and work closely with everyone at RCR to create best-in-class opportunities for our partners.”
Bennett plans to host customers and agents trackside, giving them unique behind-the-scenes access on race weekends.
“Our customers, agents and drivers are critical to the success of our company. We want to show them our appreciation by being able to give them the full race experience with our RCR sponsorship this year. Their partnership is valuable, and we hope to continue to build strong relationships with them. This is just one way we plan on thanking them for everything that they do for Bennett… Together We Can Move Anything!” said Lee Gentry, Executive Vice President of the Bennett Family of Companies.
In addition, Bennett will use race experiences to be able to recruit and retain hundreds of truck drivers.
“The opportunities for truck drivers are endless in the Bennett Family of Companies. Whether you haul open deck, dry van, over-dimensional or specialized freight, or you do hot shot, RV hauling, driveaway, manufactured housing transport or power only, you will find a home at Bennett. Owner operators, contractors, and drivers can enjoy a faith-based support system that provides “A+ Advantages” for your business and the freedom to run when and where you want to. We are excited at the chance for other truck drivers to join the Bennett family,” said Noah Foulks, Director of Recruiting at Bennett.
“Bennett is driven by freedom and so am I. Come join us at Drive4Bennett.com – let’s win together!” said Austin Hill, NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 21 driver.
“For everyone that is out there that is wanting to get into the trucking industry and wanting to be a truck driver, get on Drive4Bennett.com and check it out! They are a great company to work for and very family oriented,” said Austin Hill, NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 21 driver.
Austin Hill wins the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL.
Some of Austin Hill’s career accomplishments so far include:
• He won his first debut race with RCR in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway in 2022.
• He spent five full seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and captured eight wins, 27 top fives, 52 tops 10s and three pole awards in his series career.
• In 2020, Hill won the NCWTS regular-season championship title and accumulated two wins, 11 top fives, and 17 top 10s on the season.
• He got his first NCWTS win at Daytona International Speedway in 2019 and went on to win three more times that season.
Austin Hill, NASCAR Xfinity Series No. 21 driver, after his big win of the season at Daytona International Speedway, said “I won (a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season opener) in 2019 with a new team, now we’re with RCR, first race with them. We were able to get the job done…Man, I’m speechless. (Crew chief) Andy Street, (owner) Richard Childress, just all these guys back at RCR for believing in me. It’s been a fun offseason, and now we get to go race for a championship. Let’s go!”
Hill’s next race will be the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Production Alliance 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, on Saturday, February 26.
About Bennett Family of Companies
McDonough-Ga.-based Bennett Family of Companies are woman-owned, Women’s Enterprise Business Council (WBENC)-certified, diversified transportation and logistics companies. Through its nine affiliated operating companies, the Bennett Family of Companies delivers integrated transportation and supply chain management solutions worldwide. For more information, visit www.bennettig.com.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (rcrracing.com) is a renowned, performance-driven racing, marketing, and manufacturing organization. Incorporated in 1969, RCR has celebrated over 50 years of racing and earned more than 200 victories and 16 championships, including six in the NASCAR Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series and is a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 (1998, 2007, 2018). Its 2021 NASCAR Cup Series lineup includes two-time NASCAR champion, 2017 Coca-Cola 600 winner and 2018 Daytona 500 champion Austin Dillon (No. 3 Chevrolet), along with two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick (No. 8 Chevrolet). RCR fields a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series program with Sheldon Creed (No. 2 Chevrolet) and Austin Hill (No. 21 Chevrolet).