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By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service It was only one week into the popular and highly competitive eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, and Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott knew he wanted a high-tech, high performance sim racing rig. Fortunately for Elliott – and many others – Hendrick fabricator Corey Williams is producing exactly that kind of next-level simulator during the current downtime in the racing world. Elliott’s rig was delivered last week just in time for the iRacing event at virtual Texas Motor Speedway, and with some solid time under his beltRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Although any form of racing action won’t start anytime soon, it’s never too early for Joey Gase to announce Wednesday what throwback scheme he’ll run in the Southern 500 September 6. For the 71st renewal of one of NASCAR’s most iconic races, Gase will honor Bobby Allison’s 1971 Coca-Cola paint scheme with Gase’s primary sponsor Agri Supply being onboard of Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Gase is far from the only competitor that’s driven one of Allison’s schemes on Throwback Weekend over theRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime from racing figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community. While home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Logano has kept busy playing with his two-year-old son Hudson and spending time with his expectant wife Brittany. A two-time race winner in the season’s first four NASCAR Cup Series’ races on track, he also participated in the inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational virtual race two weeks ago.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Timmy Hill’s unforgettable 2020 season continues by winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, holding off a hard charging Ryan Preece by 0.050 seconds in overtime. Hill put the pedal to the metal and cleared Garrett Smithley before heading into the first turn. Preece put the pressure on Smithley and got by on the bottom, putting him in excellent position for the win. Coming to the final corner, Preece found a small yet grand opportunity to steal the win. However,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer is heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway with a positive mindset, knowing that everyone is making the most of a very tumultuous times in our society due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only he’ll be competing in the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event, but also provides in-car coverage for the FOX NASCAR telecast where he gets a different perspective than his peers who either have years of experience in simulation racing like William ByronRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After the tremendous success of last Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series telecast on FS1, Fox Sports are all-in of covering the rest of the season. The network confirmed Tuesday they’ll simulcast the simulation races on Fox, FS1 and the Fox Sports app, beginning with the virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 pm EST. Not only it’ll air in the Untied States, Canada will also have an opportunity to see drivers from the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors TruckRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The virtual world of NASCAR took center stage and it definitely didn’t disappoint as three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the first-ever eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. Coming to the white flag, Dale Jr. had the advantage over Hamlin as he controlled the more gripped bottom lane, but Hamlin wouldn’t be denied as he had fresher tires after pitting late in the race despite being on the top groove. Hamlin’s No. 11 FedExRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the world of motorsports on hold for the next couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports have taken center stage and NASCAR was no exception. It’s become such a focal talk that Fox Sports announced Thursday they’ll be airing Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with Dixie Vodka as the race title sponsor. The landmark announcement comes two days after NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the star studded series which will feature drivers from theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer B.J. McLeod wears multiple hats around the NASCAR garage. Not only he drives for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series, but also owns a three-car operation in the same series, and occasionally drives for Rick Ware Racing in the Cup Series. Through it all, the 36-year-old has been competing in the national touring series since 2010 when he drove for Germain Racing at Martinsville in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series. During last month’s Daytona 500 Media Day, McLeod said that ever since his 17thRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a teleconference with the sport’s media Tuesday addressing questions and reassuring that the hope is, yes, the full season’s 36 points races will be run, with the safety of the sport’s fans and its participants of utmost importance during the current worldwide COVID-19 virus outbreak. NASCAR announced Monday that races through at least May 3 will have to be rescheduled. “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most importantRead More