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Timmy Hill completes 100th Cup Series race

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Timmy Hill hit the century-mark in NASCAR Cup Series starts in the Alsco Uniforms 500 Thursday (May 28).

Hill started the 312-mile race in 34th and finished 33rd, becoming the 211th driver in NASCAR’s top series to drive in at least 100 races.

“Big thanks to [Roof] for stepping up and joining us on the Cup and Xfinity cars, along with our truck,” Hill wrote on social media. “Only a few days off and we are back at Bristol this weekend!”

Hill made his debut in the Cup Series in March 2012 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway driving for Rick Ware Racing, finishing 42nd. He made one more start for the team that year, finishing 35th at Charlotte.

The Maryland-native has raced in at least one Cup Series race every season since 2012. Hill has driven for various owners including Joe Nemechek, Frank Stoddard, Jay Robinson and currently for Carl Long.

This season, the 27-year-old racer has competed in each of the first Cup Series races, all for Carl Long’s MBM Motorsports.

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Through 100 starts, Hill’s career-high finish of 14th came at Indianapolis in July of 2017, driving for Long’s team. Additionally, he has finished on the lead lap four times and a career-high 38th in points in 2013 (Hill has only declared for Cup Series points twice).

Corey LaJoie also made his 100th start this season, coming in May 24’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Other active drivers who could hit the 100-start mark this season are Bubba Wallace (84), William Byron (80) and Ross Chastain (76).

The first driver to hit the 100-start mark was three-time champion Lee Petty in 1953.

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