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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Sports Changes Focus at Richmond, All But Ignores Kyle Larson

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Welcome back. This week once again saw a decent amount of shenanigans on track. Of course, compared to what Kyle Larson did, that’s not very high on the scale. One final aside in regards to Larson. About 30 minutes after I submitted last week’s edition of Couch Potato Tuesday, my mom came to me and …

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William Byron Goes Back-To-Back with iRacing Pro Invitational Series Win at Richmond

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William Byron won his second straight eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway, holding off a late-race charge by Timmy Hill to take the victory. Byron, driving his familiar Hendrick Motorsports No. 24, took the lead on lap 60 after starting third and never looked back. With no on-track …

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Simon Pagenaud Goes Back to Back in Round 4 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Twin Ring Motegi

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For the first time in the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Series, a driver has won consecutive races. On Saturday afternoon (April 18), Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud took advantage of his teammates’ late race scuffle with a lapped car to win the Firestone 175 at virtual Twin Ring Montegi. The race looked to be similar to last …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: Toyota Owners 150 at Richmond Raceway

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It’s time again for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. This week, 30 drivers will compete at virtual Richmond Raceway in the Toyota Owners 150 on Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET. After a week off, more websites and apps have joined the fray, as eNASCAR is offering more options for fans to get …

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e4 Burning Questions: Where Can Kyle Larson Go from Here?

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What’s next for the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series? On Wednesday, April 15, NASCAR announced details for its next event in the Pro Invitational Series, a 150-lap event on Sunday afternoon at the virtual Richmond Raceway. FOX, NASCAR and their esports division have apparently decided that the key to having more watchable races is to …

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2-Headed Monster: Has iRacing Helped or Hurt NASCAR?

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iRacing has been a controversial topic in recent weeks. First it was Bubba Wallace, who lost a sponsorship from Blue-Emu when he decided to quit a race before it was over. Wallace then went on Twitter and announced that he quit while he still had some resets left and didn’t think it was a big …

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Frontstretch Podcast: 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame Nominees, John Hunter Nemechek Recaps Start of 2020

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees, and chat who they’d cast a vote for. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in INDYCAR’s virtual race at Michigan International Speedway, so we list drivers we’d like to see complete the NASCAR/IndyCar crossover in real life. Meanwhile, Chevrolet …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Ryan Luza Wins Third in a Row at Richmond

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In a race filled with spins, wrecks, and The Big One, Ryan Luza earned his third consecutive eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series victory of the year at the virtual Richmond Raceway. Luza surged forward after starting the race back in the pack. His fast car and quick pit stops set him ahead about halfway through the …

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iRacing Truck Series Night in America Returns; Will Run Richmond Raceway

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Part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ryan Vargas announced the second edition of Truck Series Night In America on Easter Sunday (April 12). BEYOND excited to officially announce: “eTrucks RUMBLE at Richmond”! The race will take place on Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 PM on Podium eSports and Speed 51!The “Open” races will take place Wednesday …

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Simon Pagenaud Takes Round 3 of INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at Virtual Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earns a Podium

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Defending Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud used the correct strategy to win the Chevrolet 275 at virtual Michigan International Speedway Saturday (April 11). Pagenaud, in his full firesuit, avoided the mayhem at the beginning and played the fuel game perfectly. Those who were ahead of him in the closing laps needed to return to pit …

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