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Frontstretch Podcast: iRacing Success, Timmy Hill Discusses Pro Invitational Series

In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch PodcastDustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which saw 35 NASCAR drivers take their talent to simulators.

Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to secure the win, but the biggest winner of all was iRacing and NASCAR. Albino and Neff discuss some of the successes and failures (amount of cautions) from Sunday’s event, as well as if our opinions changed following the race.

Speaking to the media last week, NASCAR President Steve Phelps mentioned the plan is to run all 36 Cup Series races this season, including the All-Star Race, leaving Phoenix Raceway as the championship race come November. He also stated racing without fans is an option should the COVID-19 outbreak last past the second weekend in May. Meanwhile, NASCAR’s intent is to work closely with the teams to ensure financial viability, while not knowing if the NextGen car will be impacted by this two-month break.

Finally, Timmy Hill joins the podcast to discuss the Pro Invitational race, and why he feels iRacing will only grow from the involvement of NASCAR drivers.

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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.

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