Timmy Hill won the second event in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, held on the virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
While William Byron led the race for 80 laps, Hill moved into the first position with three laps remaining and held off fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Preece and Garrett Smithley to win in Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125.
— eNASCAR (@NASCAR) March 29, 2020
This is the 674th iRacing victory for Timmy Hill but he admitted that it is an important victory in his career. He explained:
I couldn’t be more excited. 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.
I had quite a bit of friends that were in my channel throughout the race that were spotting me, crew chiefing me throughout the race. I kind of got to chat with them. I am not surrounded by all my loved ones right now because everybody is trying to be safe. But I got a lot of phone calls, messages. I feel like the hero today.
Byron twitted after the match:
— William Byron (@WilliamByron) March 29, 2020