NASCAR iRacing: Timmy Hill’s late effort secures win at Texas Motor Speedway

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Timmy Hill (66) edges out Ryan Preece (37) to win the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. (NASCAR/Twitter photo)

(Heartland Newsfeed) — Timmy Hill won the second event Sunday in the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at a virtual Texas Motor Speedway.

Hill took advantage of a late bump-and-run with three laps remaining to take the lead from William Byron. He would hold off fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Preece and Garrett Smithley for the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 125.

“I couldn’t be more excited,” Hill told reporters after the race. “Very exciting times for us because we just don’t get the recognition on a normal basis. To be on an even playing field is excellent. To be on this platform, the Cup platform, is exciting. The amount of folks that reached out to me has just been tremendous.”

“The last lap was just one I will definitely remember for a while,” Hill adds.

With the current season temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, NASCAR has decided to run with its new normal as a result.

With four events suspended so far in the 2020 season, NASCAR officials decided to hold another virtual event. The decision followed as a result of a successful debut on FS1. Additionally, the debut iRacing event at a virtual Miami-Homestead Speedway would result in a Denny Hamlin win.

Just another iRacing NASCAR circuit win for Hill

Hill’s win Sunday marks his 674th career win on the iRacing, a subscription-based racing platform. Participants can race if they have a computer connected to the Internet, a computer monitor, steering wheel, driver’s seat and pedals.

Hill is currently considered one of the top competitors on the platform.

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Top five

Byron, driver of the #24 car for Hendrick Motorsports, led 80 laps before the bump-and-run late in the race. As a result, Byron would fall to seventh. Additionally, rounding out the top five were Hill, Preece, Smithley, Landon Cassill and Alex Bowman.

Full results

FINSTRCARDRIVERMFRLEDSTATUS
11066Timmy HillToyota9Running
2737Ryan PreeceChevrolet8Running
31251Garrett SmithleyChevroletRunning
4589Landon CassillChevroletRunning
52088Alex BowmanChevroletRunning
628Dale Earnhardt Jr.Chevrolet14Running
7124William ByronChevrolet80Running
8338John H NemechekFord10Running
92742Kyle LarsonChevroletRunning
10301Kurt BuschChevroletRunning
111514Clint BowyerFordRunning
12477Parker KligermanToyotaRunning
13619Bobby LabonteToyotaRunning
141134Michael McDowellFord4Running
151621Matt DiBenedettoFordRunning
162413Ty DillonChevroletRunning
171918Kyle BuschToyotaRunning
181817Chris BuescherFordRunning
192548Jimmie JohnsonChevroletRunning
20289Chase ElliottChevrolet1Running
212220Erik JonesToyotaRunning
22336Ross ChastainFordRunning
233147Ricky Stenhouse Jr.ChevroletRunning
241711Denny HamlinToyota3Running
252943Bubba WallaceChevroletRunning
263290Alex LabbeChevroletRunning
272612Ryan BlaneyFordRunning
281331Tyler ReddickChevroletRunning
2983Austin DillonChevroletRunning
303445Ty MajeskiChevrolet1Running
312127Ruben Garcia Jr.FordRunning
323516Greg BiffleFordRunning
33996Daniel SuarezToyotaDisqualified
341495Christopher BellToyotaDisconnected
352333Anthony AlfredoChevroletDisconnected
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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network and a contributing writer for My Sports Vote, Ambush Sports and Midwest Sports Network. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dogs Sparky and Buster.

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