12/07/2020

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NASCAR drivers will beat coronavirus by racing virtually in esports

An impression from the Gran Turismo Entire world Tour 2019 Finals. Now true-world NASCAR motorists...

An impression from the Gran Turismo Entire world Tour 2019 Finals. Now true-world NASCAR motorists are likely digital, too. / Reuters

 

DAYTONA Seashore, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR motorists have signed on to race in an exhibition esports collection whilst their automobiles are stored off the tracks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR and iRacing introduced the development of the eNASCAR iRacing Professional Invitational Sequence on Tuesday night time, trying to give lovers alternative viewing with the NASCAR year on maintain until finally at the very least May 3.

The multi-week collection will start off Sunday with a digital levels of competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Remaining races and broadcast aspects are expected to be introduced at a later date.

Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell will also be among those competing. A one-off simulation party was held previous weekend right after a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was postponed. Josh Williams, spotter for Ryan Blaney, received that race, which also highlighted Earnhardt and Hamlin.

“Until we have automobiles back again on keep track of, the whole NASCAR neighborhood has aligned to supply our passionate lovers with a exclusive, enjoyment and aggressive working experience on race working day,” reported Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’S vice president of racing development. “Our prolonged-time associates at iRacing offer you an remarkable merchandise and we are thrilled to see how lots of of our finest motorists will stack up in the digital domain of aggressive racing.”

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