By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Timmy Hill has not won a race during his racing career in the NASCAR Cup Series. Yet, on Sunday during the second race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 from Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Port Tobacco, Maryland native has made 96 career Cup Series starts, including four this season before the NASCAR season went on a hiatus. His best finish of the season was 27th at the postponed Daytona 500 at Daytona International Raceway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Yet, he claimed the win in this virtual race on a low-budget simulation. His simulation included his own computer monitor, a chair, foot pedals, and a steering wheel. Many of the people he was competing against had high-budget simulators that cost anywhere from $20,000-60,000.
Hill got the win after he was able to hold off Ryan Preece near the finish line. Preece was a mere -0.05 seconds behind Hill to finish second.
“How about that?” said Hill after the checkered flag. “That was exciting! I had to do a little boot scootin’ boogie on Willy B. It means so much. I’ve had a tremendous amount of friends and family reaching out to me. Our team doesn’t get that recognition a lot of the time, so to pull off this win is a tremendous feeling. My phone is blowing up!”
With the win, iRacing will be donating $10,000 to a charity in Timmy Hill’s name to the NASCAR Foundation’s COVID-19 response efforts. The NASCAR Foundation, along with the American Red Cross, will make the donation to the North Texas area to assist in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus.
Following Hill’s Toyota, the next six finishers were Chevrolet’s. The next non-Chevrolet was John Nemechek in eighth in his Ford.
Garrett Smithley — who finished fifth at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway in the first race of this series last weekend — finished third in this week’s race at Texas. Landon Cassill and Alex Bowman rounded out the Top 5.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. — who returned to racing with this iRacing series — finished sixth in this week’s race. He finished second in the first race of the series, losing to Denny Hamlin at the virtual Miami area track.
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