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.
“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.