Timmy Hill wins eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series race at Texas

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Timmy Hill used a bump-and-run to take the lead from William Byron late and held off the field in an overtime restart to win the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series race Sunday at a virtual Texas Motor Speedway.

Ryan Preece finished second and was followed by Garrett Smithley, Landon Cassill and Alex Bowman. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was sixth.

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“I couldn’t be more excited,” the 27-year-old Hill said. “That last lap is one I’ll definitely remember for a while.”

Byron, who led a race-high 80 laps in the 130-lap race, was at the point when a bump from Hill moved Byron  up the track on Lap 121. Hill took the lead and withstood a challenge from the field after an overtime restart to win.

The victory was Hill’s 674th in 1677 career iRacing starts. Hill, who said he spent about four hours a day preparing for Sunday’s race, finished third in last weekend’s race at a virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. He and Smithley are the only two drivers to score top-five finishes in each of the first two races in the Pro Invitational Series. Smithley was fifth last weekend.

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