Timmy Hill wins NASCAR’s virtual race

NASCAR's finest gave the fans another virtual spectacle as Timmy Hill escaped with his 674 iRacing victory. The race was broadcasted on FOX.

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March 30, 2020 - 9:54 AM

Denny Hamlin, left, passes Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the last lap to win the first ever Pro Series Invitational virtual reality race at iRacing's Homestead-Miami Speedway. Photo by PHOTO/NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “All right, all right, all right,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.

NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped nearly all sports. NASCAR’s 36-race season was suspended four events into the year.

Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, where a highlight came when Daniel Suarez was parked by iRacing officials for intentionally trying — but failing — to crash Ty Dillon.

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