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Hill puts ACU car in Nationwide Series again

Casey Roderick drove the No. 39 Ford Mustang at Watkins Glen International last month. (Photography by Melissa K. Smith)
An Abilene Christian University-branded car will be back on the NASCAR Nationwide Series scene Saturday, Oct. 1, in the OneMain Financial 200 at Dover (Del.) International Raceway, according to Randy Hill (’90).
Randy Hill Racing has again offered to put an ACU logo and URL on a vehicle driven by rookie Casey Roderick, this time on the No. 70 Dodge Challenger owned by Jay Robinson Racing. The university’s debut on a NASCAR vehicle was in last month’s Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International raceway.
“It’s important while we are building our program, that if we are able to put Casey in a different car, we will,” said Hill. “We are grateful to everyone at Jay Robinson Racing for making this such a smooth process. We’re excited about welcoming Abilene Christian back into the Nationwide Series and I’m confident that with the help of JRR and Jeff (Spraker), Casey will easily meet everyone’s objectives this weekend.”
“Once again, Randy has given us a tremendous gift,” said ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) of the national exposure the university will receive through Hill’s generosity in making his alma mater a team sponsor for the day.
Saturday’s 200-mile, 200-lap race will be televised live on ESPN2; coverage begins at 3 p.m. CST. The race also will be covered by Sirius XM NASCAR Radio and Motor Racing Network.
Hill said he has plans to enter up to three more races this season, including one at Texas Motor Speedway near Fort Worth.