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IndyCar iRacing Challenge Season 2 Starts March 18

The second season of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge will begin on March 18, NTT IndyCar Series officials announced March 11.

The three virtual races will take place at virtual Circuit Gille Villeneuve on March 18, virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway March 25 and then April 1 on a fan-voted track.

Each race will be streamed live on INDYCAR.com, IndyCar’s YouTube and Facebook channels, and iRacing’s YouTube channel.

Some of the season two entrants include series champions Josef Newgarden, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Simon Pagenaud and Will Power. Takuma Sato, Felix Rosenqvist, Graham Rahal, Ed Carpenter and Conor Daly also will participate, among others.

“The first season of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge definitely filled a competitive void that our drivers were missing last spring,” IndyCar VP of Marketing SJ Luedtke said in a release. “It captured many entertaining moments and helped set the stage for the return to competition on the track in real life. Season two will undoubtedly double down on those fun, colorful moments highlighting the personalities of our athletes and get our fans ready for the green flag on our 2021 season in Birmingham, Ala.”

The IndyCar 2021 season will begin on April 18 at Barber Motorsports Park.

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