It’s official. The No. 66 MBM Motorsports Toyota Camry has struck fear into the hearts of the competition in the iRacing eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series as driver Timmy Hill —A.K.A. The In-Timmy-Dator — has proven to be the most consistent NASCAR competitor in the series and this past week, he showed that he isn’t afraid to lay the chrome horn in shoving William Byron out of the way for the win at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
This week, Hill, 27, will look to continue his success as the series heads to the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway for round No. 3. Hill’s car will feature a slew of new sponsorship partners this weekend including Bradshaw Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
The partnership brings four-time NFL Super Bowl champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw back into the sport of NASCAR. Bradshaw co-owned Fitz-Bradshaw Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2002 to ’06.
Now, Bradshaw returns on the sponsorship side of things with his straight bourbon whiskey, which is blended from the finest grains and aged in hand selected barrels, plastered on the rear quarter panels and deck lid of the No. 66 machine this weekend.
Bradshaw Straight Bourbon Whiskey will join PitBoss Grills, RoofClaim.com, Azulana Sparkling Tequila, Smithbilt Homes, SMD Racing, Josh’s Eggs and TobyChristie.com on the car for this weekend’s event.
The usually reserved Hill, who collected his 674th career iRacing win last weekend, is chomping at the bit to contest another big iRacing event.
“I am looking forward to racing the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Hill. “We had one of our best finishes of the year with our xfinity program in 2019. Coming off a win a Texas, I am doing all I can to put together back to back victories!”
MBM Motorsports is owned by former journeyman NASCAR racer Car Long. Long, 52, has liked what he has seen from his young driver in the real world and virtual world so far in 2020.
“I have always known that Timmy has great car skills, and capitalizes on this on iracing,” said Long. “I am proud to have him represent the MBM team and show everyone what a great personality he has. The Pro Invitational Series is helping us secure sponsorship for his efforts when NASCAR returns to the real-life track.”
Hill, a Maryland native, finished a career-best third in the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Daytona International Speedway and became the favorite Cinderella story as he made it into the field for the Daytona 500.
While this weekend’s race will not be contested on the real Bristol Motor Speedway race track, the action that has been displayed in the opening two weeks of the newly created Pro Invitational Series on iRacing has been nothing short of incredible. Both races so far have produced breathtaking racing and nail-biting finishes.
The simulator is insanely accurate as cars and tracks are each laser scanned into the iRacing platform for ultimate realism.
The great action has led to the FOX Sports NASCAR iRacing broadcasts becoming the two-highest viewed eSporting events in United States television history. This weekend’s event should give the sanctioning body a chance to break the record for the third-consecutive week.
Anyone with a mildly decent computer with a graphics card can join iRacing at http://www.iracing.com. Who knows, you could end up in a race with some of your favorite NASCAR heroes.
Catch the iRacing eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series Food City Challenge Sunday, April 5th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX (check local listings to make sure its available in your area), FS1 and the FOX Sports Go App.
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.