Supra driver Timmy Hill drove to a hard-fought seventh-place finish in a race of attrition for the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night. It was the 2011 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year’s fourth top-10 finish.
“Bristol has always been a great track for me and I’m glad we could put on a great finish here,” said Hill. They gave me a great Supra. One that I could have a lot of fun with. Bristol is one of those tracks where you just have to keep your fenders clean, which we were able to do all night.”
Xfinity Series Playoff contender Brandon Jones finished just outside the top 10 in 11th after running in the top three throughout much of the final stage.
“I felt like that was our race to win. I don’t know if we cut a tire or it sounds like the sidewall itself separated, so it might just be a tire failure there. I hate it for the guys, but that was a really fast Supra that we had this weekend.”Brandon Jones
Supra drivers collected both stage wins with Jones winning Stage 1 and Kyle Busch taking Stage 2. Busch led a race-high 137 laps (of 300) before retiring from the race at the conclusion of the second stage.
The Xfinity Series travels to Road America for its third road course race of the season on Saturday, August 24.