There will be only 21 drivers competing in the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open as MBM Motorsports and Timmy Hill opted not to participate in the race.
Three drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open gets the spot for the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. MBM Motorsports’ driver Timmy Hill, who was scheduled to participate in the All-Star Open, won’t be competing for the race. The team said that the decision was made in consideration with the business perspective of the team.
According to the team owner Carl Long:
“With recent crashes at Pocono and Kentucky, we have too much work for our shop guys to go and gamble on wrecking a car that we will need at New Hamphshire. We are all disappointed, but it is strictly a business decision that we had to make.”
Hill said that while he was disappointed with the decision, the choice made by his team is for the good of the overall season.
“I would like to thank all of the fans who have voted for us and put us in the top 10 in fan votes. Of course I am disappointed, but I know that this is the right decision to keep us on track for the balance of the 2020 schedule.”