Richard Childress Racing raises the cup reveals his driver


Richard Childress Racing has just paved the way for an important announcement. The NASCAR Cup Series team confirmed the reveal of an upcoming driver by tweeting a silhouette with a date.

The photo showed a driver standing with arms crossed in front of a brick wall. The face and body were hidden, but the silhouette provided some clues. For example, a driver does not have long hair. RCR also included Cup Series logos and announced that the reveal would be on August 2, prior to the trip to Michigan International Speedway.

RCR tried to keep the driver’s identity secret, but there were several people who posted their guesses on social media. The vast majority said that Austin Hill would be the one to appear in the photo. They examined the shape of the silhouette’s head, ears, and body size before determining this. Although some have guessed that the announcement included Kyle Bush.

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Obfuscation is only one part of the equation, and it actually creates more questions. Yes, the silhouette appears to refer to Hill as the team’s next Cup Series driver, but what will this ad include?

The biggest question left unanswered focuses on the type of trophy chain deal. Will this driver be a full-time replacement for Tyler Reddick after he heads to 23XI Racing in 2024, or will the team make an unexpected move earlier?

Another question focuses on the number. If this is a replacement for Reddick, will he take over the number 8? Will the RCR change to a different number like 29 or 31? There are many options available, which has previously been visited by Victory Lane with Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton.

If Hill is the guy behind the silhouette, he’ll know for a fact that the trophy chain is part of his future. Will any part-timers in 2023 start an open entry to gain experience, or will they fit into their first season in the Cup Series without prior experience?

This provocation certainly has nothing to do with the future of the #8 car. RCR could simply use the silhouette to announce that Hill will start a one-off in the Cup series during the 2022 season.

Hill is currently competing in the Xfinity Series

Austin Hill

GTAustin Hill celebrates his first win in the Xfinity Series.

The Georgia native is only in his first full-time season on the Xfinity series after spending four full-time seasons on the Camping World Truck series. He’s only 19 races in his rookie year, but he has 12 top 10 races, eight top five races, and two wins.

Hill holds the lead in the Rookie of the Year fight over teammate Sheldon Creed and owner driver Jesse Iwuji. It ranks sixth in the standings with 600 points while Creed is 13th with 404 points. Ioji ends the group with 58 points.

Hill is only in his first full-time Xfinity Series season, but he’s actually started 34 careers. He has already started 15 times at Hattori Racing Enterprises while leading the team in the Truck Series. He’s more than just a beginner in name.

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