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Timmy Hill to Race for Penske in Pro Invitational Series at Virtual Bristol Dirt

Timmy Hill will race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track after all, subbing for Austin Cindric in Team Penske’s No. 2 car, Hill tweeted March 24.

Cindric, who was taking the place of Brad Keselowski in the event, suggested in a tweet early Wednesday morning that Hill should compete in his stead.

The firestorm of tweets that trended on Twitter with the hashtag #LetTimmyRace began Tuesday after NASCAR released the entry list for the online event. Hill noted that he wasn’t invited and later spoke with Frontstretch about what this series meant for him and his team.

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“We try to package our real life racing to the Pro Invitational,” Hill told Frontstretch. “We kind of really leveraged [that to sponsors], because we try to really package it all together.”

Hill said MBM Motorsports was expected to decrease their NASCAR Cup Series events on the schedule due to his team not receiving any response from NASCAR.

“Really, we had a lot of people who had interest in [sponsorship],” Hill said. “We kind of had to put it on hold, because we told them that we’ve really been left out of the loop on this deal, nobody [from NASCAR] will respond to us.

“I guess the reason is because they knew all along that they didn’t either want us in the series or knew that they weren’t gonna have us. Communication was really not there. It seems to be a common theme that we just kind of get left out.”

But now Hill will race the No. 2 Discount Tire Ford.

The virtual event kicks off at 6 p.m. ET on FS1, with the feature race set to begin around 8:40 p.m. ET.

About the author

Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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WJW Motorsports

Good job Austin.

Carl D.

I have new respect for Austin Cindric. Go Timmy!

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