NASCARTimmy Hill fights back for seventh-place Truck finish at Darlington

Timmy Hill fights back for seventh-place Truck finish at Darlington

By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer

Friday’s 200 from Darlington Raceway proved to be a wild event for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Even so, Timmy Hill was able to rebound for his second top-10 finish on the season.

Hill and his No. 56 Chevrolet began the evening in the 26th position but he was able to steadily make his way forward.  When stage 1 conclude, Hill was scored in the 19th position. 

Strategy in the second stage played out well for Hill and he was able to earn some valuable stage points. His No. 56 was scored in sixth on lap 90. 

Then things got wild.

On lap 111, fellow competitors Tanner Gray who was running in 16th spun following contact from Ryan Truex. Akinori Ogata made heavy contact – contact that also collected Timmy Hill as he tried to slow down.

Even with visible damage to the No. 56 LifeKits4Less Chevy, Hill was able to continue on. But the cautions weren’t done at the track dubbed ‘Too Tough to Tame’. The yellow flag flew again on lap 118. This time the big one struck with a multitude of trucks involved.

With a mere eight laps remaining at Darlington, Hill found himself 12th on the restart.

The end result, however, was a seventh-place finish for the driver / owner and marked his second top-10 on the season.

The top-10 result is Hill’s second career top-10 at Darlington in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, having finished ninth at the track last September. Additionally, Hill is on pace to out due his total top-10 results earned in the series one year ago. The Maryland native currently has two, the same for his total in 2020.

Next up, the Truck Series heads to Dover International Speedway. Tune in on May 15 at 1:30 PM Eastern on FS1 for 200-laps of action at the Monster Mile. 

Feature Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade Photography / NKP Photo 

Sarah Handy
Sarah Handy
A native of Rhode Island, and not growing up in a family that followed much racing, she watched it on occasion as a youngster, but her passion for the sport truly came to light around 2002-2003. Sarah is a 2021 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2016, after starting her own blog but without much success, Sarah was approached to join Rubbings Racing as a Staff Writer. She went on to spend about three years writing for the outlet and helping manage their social media accounts. Following her time with Rubbings Racing, Sarah went on to join Kickin’ the Tires in May of 2019 with this year being her second full season with the outlet. Her favorite tracks include her home track of New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway to name a few. In addition to her racing work with Kickin’ the Tires, Sarah is also the Director of Marketing for NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis. When not at the racetrack, she enjoys reading, running, soccer and hanging out with her friends.


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