By Sarah Handy, Staff Writer
Friday’s LiftKits4Less.com 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.
Ready for a big day! Really happy with the finished product of our Kenny Irwin throwback! Big thank you to @liftkits4less for being onboard with the idea! Wouldn’t it be cool to see this truck up front in the https://t.co/kPXSEJQbS6 200 tonight?! pic.twitter.com/a3IJi85ApY
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) May 7, 2021
Hill and his No. 56 LiftKits4Less.com 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.
I’ve never had a race pan out anything like this one. We led a lap, got 6th place stage points, got flat wrecked by the No.34 truck while slowing down for the caution, all to rally back for a 7th place finish! Big thank you to @liftkits4less for joining us for a wild ride! pic.twitter.com/1XpEbdGAne
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) May 8, 2021
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