#66 RoofClaim.com driver Timmy Hill drives in first Daytona 500

Timmy Hill qualified for Sunday’s Daytona 500 in the RoofClaim.com cup car after he beat out his competing drivers at the BlueGreen Vacations Duel. This was Hill’s first Daytona 500.

The Daytona 500’s initial run was rained out after 20 laps. During those 20 laps Hill was able to make it into 10th place, which is where he started on Monday when the race continued.

During the race, there were several notable crashes. The first including William Byron just before 5:00 p.m. at lap 59 when he was hit by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The wreck spun Stenhouse into the infield and into a barrier.

Another crash from the race involved Quin Houff, Aric Almirola, and BJ McLeod, which ended with McLeod bumping into a wall before spinning into the infield at lap 90.

The largest crash of the night took place at lap 184 when Joey Logano bumped Aric Almirola into Brad Keselowski, knocking him to the front of the pack. This set off a small chain of crashes that included Jimmie Johnson, which brought his race day to an end.

RoofClaim.com driver Timmy Hill ran into trouble toward the end of the race at lap 193 around 7:00 p.m. when he and Reed Sorensen collided. After a caution lap it was determined that Timmy could no longer compete in the Daytona 500.  

The most severe crash of the night took place closer to 8:00 p.m. and involved Ryan Newman. Newman was taken to the hospital after the race in severe condition, but now he is back and has stated he has suffered no serious injuries.

Hill still had a successful showing in the Xfinity series race on Saturday in the RoofClaim.com Xfinity car, which you can read about here.  

Source: The Charlotte Observer