Timmy Hill is established to contend in tonight’s eNASCAR iRacing Skilled Invitational Sequence race after NASCAR Xfinity Assortment driver Austin Cindric stepped aside.
The eNASCAR iRacing Skilled Invitational Sequence, which was launched in the middle of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Sequence time when reside motion was at a halt on account of the coronavirus pandemic, is established to make a return this night.
Digital Bristol Motor Speedway is established to host the initially of 10 races on this yr’s program on a filth space, previous what’s slated to be the to begin with Cup Sequence race on mud in additional than 5 many years this Sunday afternoon on the genuine 4-switch, .533-mile (.858-kilometer) significant-banked oval in Bristol, Tennessee.
MBM Motorsports’ Timmy Hill, who has competed whole-time within the Cup Assortment since ultimate calendar yr, was not bundled.
Hill dominated earlier yr’s eNASCAR iRacing Skilled Invitational Sequence, profitable at digital Texas Motor Speedway and ending within the main three in 5 of the opposite six gatherings.
Had elements been tallied for the sequence to determine any sort of winner, he would have run away with the title. However merely due to the reality that his #66 automobile is a non-chartered entry in serious-lifestyle opponents, he was not approved to contend on this occasion. Solely the digital editions of the 36 chartered Cup Assortment entries had been permitted to contend, as well as supplemental vehicles for former motorists Clint Bowyer an Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The lone exception was that Ryan Preece’s non-chartered #37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet was permitted to contend on condition that Kevin Harvick will not be participating on the rear of the wheel of his chartered #4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. Preece is managed by Kevin Harvick Built-in, so the switch produced notion.
Your complete technique driving proscribing the self-discipline dimensions was to keep away from this race from getting pretty of a free-for-all. Even so, the idea that the addition of Hill, a total-time Cup Sequence driver who can also be arguably the highest rated iRacing competitor within the setting, would make it a “free-for-all” was to some degree of a joke.
Nonetheless nobody on the main acted on this error, and the race was set to go on devoid of who many consider to be the best driver.
However, that’s wherever Workforce Penske’s Austin Cindric stepped in, and provides him a ton of credit score historical past for getting a sport changer listed right here.
Cindric, who competes full-time within the Xfinity Sequence, was set to run the #2 Workers Penske Ford as Cup Sequence driver Brad Keselowski’s substitute for tonight’s race.
Having mentioned that, he stepped apart to make space for Hill.
Keselowski supported the willpower.
And Hill was very appreciative.
Workers Penske posted the subsequent “driver change” animation of the #2 Ford to rejoice Hill touchdown a location in tonight’s operate.
Tune in to Fox Sports activities 1 for the dwell broadcast of the race from digital Bristol Motor Speedway starting at 8:00 p.m. ET this evening.