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Timmy Hill wins NASCAR iRacing Cup race at Texas

Wins in overtime over Ryan Preece
Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Timmy Hill
Timmy Hill

Timmy Hill drove his #66 Toyota Camry to victory in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 NASCAR Cup race at virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday. Hill used a late bump of William Byron to get the lead, then held on for an overtime win.

Hill had his mirrors filled with the #37 Chevy of Ryan Preece and the #51 Chevy of Garrett Smithley.

Hendrick Motorsport Chevrolet drivers Alex Bowman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top-5.

The battle for the checkered came down to a two-lap overtime shootout after a late-race caution. Hill pulled away from the pack upon restart, and no one was able to catch him. Ryan Preece was 0.050 seconds behind in the runner-up position. Garrett Smithley came in third, with Landon Cassill and Alex Bowman rounding out the top five.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., William Byron, John Hunter Nemechek, Kyle Larson and Kurt Busch completed the top 10.

Byron, the Busch Pole Award winner, dominated for most of the 125-lap race as he led 80 laps and held the lead with five laps to go. Hill bumped Byron out of his way, though, before the final caution of the afternoon flew with three laps to go.

Though Hill, driver of the No. 66 MBM Motorsports entry in the Cup Series, has never won a NASCAR national series race. He has now won 674 iRacing events over the course of 1,677 starts. Hill finished third in the Pro Invitational Series opener last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, bringing him to 1,205 top-five performances overall.

Next week, the Pro Invitational Series will take on the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 5.

Results

FINSTRNO.DRIVERMFRBEHINDLEDSTATUS
11066Timmy HillToyota9Running
2737Ryan PreeceChevrolet-0.0508Running
31251Garrett SmithleyChevrolet-0.1290Running
4589Landon CassillChevrolet-0.2030Running
52088Alex BowmanChevrolet-0.2870Running
628Dale Earnhardt Jr.Chevrolet-1.23014Running
7124William ByronChevrolet-1.29680Running
8338John H. NemechekFord-1.38410Running
92742Kyle LarsonChevrolet-1.4310Running
10301Kurt BuschChevrolet-1.5060Running
111514Clint BowyerFord-1.7700Running
12477Parker KligermanToyota-1.8220Running
13619Bobby LabonteToyota-1.9010Running
141134Michael McDowellFord-6.0734Running
151621Matt DiBenedettoFord-6.5430Running
162413Ty DillonChevrolet-9.5030Running
171918Kyle BuschToyota-9.8580Running
181817Chris BuescherFord-12.5730Running
192548Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet-27.6980Running
20289Chase ElliottChevrolet-31.2121Running
212220Erik JonesToyota-31.6380Running
22336Ross ChastainFord-1 laps0Running
233147Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Chevrolet-1 laps0Running
241711Denny HamlinToyota-1 laps3Running
252943Bubba WallaceChevrolet-1 laps0Running
263290Alex LabbeChevrolet-2 laps0Running
272612Ryan BlaneyFord-2 laps0Running
281331Tyler ReddickChevrolet-2 laps0Running
2983Austin DillonChevrolet-2 laps0Running
303445Ty MajeskiChevrolet-8 laps1Running
312127Ruben Garcia Jr.Ford-8 laps0Running
323516Greg BiffleFord-9 laps0Running
33996Daniel SuarezToyota-20 laps0Disqualified
341495Christopher BellToyota-42 laps0Disconnected
352333Anthony AlfredoChevrolet-91 laps0Disconnected

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