By Cole Cusumano
The midway point of the season did not disappoint across all three NASCAR National Series after an action-packed weekend at Pocono Raceway. Initially scheduled to be a NASCAR Cup Series double header, fans got more than anticipated after weather forced a full weekend worth of competition into one day, and no driver played a bigger role in the events this weekend than Timmy Hill.
The 27-year-old competed in three of the four National Series events over the weekend. Even more impressively, he did so in a span of roughly 30 hours.
Hill’s marathon of racing began with the Cup Series in the Pocono Organics 325 on Saturday evening. The Pro Invitational Series race winner took the green flag 38th and was able to advance three positions when it was all said and done, five laps down.
The following day, one of the most eventful days in the sport’s 72-year history took place, after almost 12 hours of competition combined across the three National Series. Having to live up to the expectations of the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series that came before, the NASCAR Xfinity Series ended up being arguably the best race of the weekend.
The Pocono Green 225 was a wreck-fest that had everything from controversy to a top-10 finishing order populated with an abundance of small budget, underdog teams. This included Hill, who finished eighth and got his best result since Daytona International Speedway in February.
After a top-notch performance in the 225-mile event, Hill had a little over an hour of rest before having to turn around and compete in the final Cup Series event of the 2020 tour at the Tricky Triangle.
The Maryland-native was able to improve upon his results the day prior and finished an admirable 29th, three laps down.
In case you weren’t keeping track, Hill raced 900 miles in about 30 hours. To put this in perspective, all three National Series events totalled 725 miles combined on Sunday. The display put on by the MBM Motorsports driver went relatively unnoticed, but this accomplishment should not be ignored, as it took a great deal of passion and initiative to compete at this level.
When trying to make a name for yourself, it’s vitally important to put in the effort and get as much seat time as possible in NASCAR, especially when driving for a smaller budget team.
All in all it was an incredibly successful weekend for Hill after picking up his sixth career top-10 in the Xfinity Series, and improving upon back-to-back races in the Cup Series without sustaining any damage or parts failures.
It has not yet been revealed if Hill plans to attempt another rigorous weekend of racing such as the one at Pocono, but hopefully the driver of the No. 66 made a great impression on his competitors and potential investors across the sport.