Timmy Hill wins NASCAR iRacing Cup race at Texas

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.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]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

FIN STR NO. DRIVER MFR BEHIND LED STATUS
1 10 66 Timmy Hill Toyota 9 Running
2 7 37 Ryan Preece Chevrolet -0.050 8 Running
3 12 51 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet -0.129 0 Running
4 5 89 Landon Cassill Chevrolet -0.203 0 Running
5 20 88 Alex Bowman Chevrolet -0.287 0 Running
6 2 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet -1.230 14 Running
7 1 24 William Byron Chevrolet -1.296 80 Running
8 3 38 John H. Nemechek Ford -1.384 10 Running
9 27 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet -1.431 0 Running
10 30 1 Kurt Busch Chevrolet -1.506 0 Running
11 15 14 Clint Bowyer Ford -1.770 0 Running
12 4 77 Parker Kligerman Toyota -1.822 0 Running
13 6 19 Bobby Labonte Toyota -1.901 0 Running
14 11 34 Michael McDowell Ford -6.073 4 Running
15 16 21 Matt DiBenedetto Ford -6.543 0 Running
16 24 13 Ty Dillon Chevrolet -9.503 0 Running
17 19 18 Kyle Busch Toyota -9.858 0 Running
18 18 17 Chris Buescher Ford -12.573 0 Running
19 25 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet -27.698 0 Running
20 28 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet -31.212 1 Running
21 22 20 Erik Jones Toyota -31.638 0 Running
22 33 6 Ross Chastain Ford -1 laps 0 Running
23 31 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Chevrolet -1 laps 0 Running
24 17 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota -1 laps 3 Running
25 29 43 Bubba Wallace Chevrolet -1 laps 0 Running
26 32 90 Alex Labbe Chevrolet -2 laps 0 Running
27 26 12 Ryan Blaney Ford -2 laps 0 Running
28 13 31 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet -2 laps 0 Running
29 8 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet -2 laps 0 Running
30 34 45 Ty Majeski Chevrolet -8 laps 1 Running
31 21 27 Ruben Garcia Jr. Ford -8 laps 0 Running
32 35 16 Greg Biffle Ford -9 laps 0 Running
33 9 96 Daniel Suarez Toyota -20 laps 0 Disqualified
34 14 95 Christopher Bell Toyota -42 laps 0 Disconnected
35 23 33 Anthony Alfredo Chevrolet -91 laps 0 Disconnected

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