COVID-19 Tag

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 The fans have voted and the first IndyCar iRacing Challenge that’ll commence Saturday will be the virtual Watkins Glen International, a popular track the NTT IndyCar Series drivers last visited in 2017. Over 25 competitors are set to compete in the 45-lap event titled the American Red Cross Grand Prix as the sport will raise awareness to the organization and encouraging people to donate blood during these difficult times due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The grid will include INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, reigning Supercars championRead 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 Formula One’s wild card race known as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku becomes the latest grand prix weekend postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Both the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic confirmed Monday the grand prix weekend once slated to commence June 5-7 will not take place. They’ve set their eyes on rescheduling the 3.730-mile street circuit at a later date. In their statement, their decision was entirely based on expert guidance that was provided by relevant authorities. “BCC shares its fansRead 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 For the first time since 1954, Formula One’s most iconic race known as the Monaco Grand Prix won’t happen as it’s one of now three additional grand prix weekends impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIA announced Thursday that along with Monaco, both the Dutch and Spanish Grand Prix won’t happen on its scheduled date. It’s now seven races impacted by the health crisis, joining the Australian, Bahrain, Chinese and Vietnamese Grand Prix. Five of the seven grand prix events are listed as postponed whileRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time ever, Southern California’s most prestigious race won’t commence as the 46th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, which also includes the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, is officially cancelled. The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach confirmed its fate Tuesday as the drivers, teams and fans alike will have to wait until April 16-18, 2021 to return at the 1.968-mile street circuit. The obvious reason for its cancellation is because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the first four INDYCARRead 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
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The inevitable is sealed. No NASCAR action through May 3rd due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that’s severely impacted all businesses, sporting events and society around the world. NASCAR issued the following statement Monday afternoon: “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fansRead More