Race Weekend Central

e4 Burning Questions: Where’s the Money?

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What’s going on this week? There will be some big races over the next week. On Saturday, April 4, NBC Sports Network will broadcast its first non-NASCAR esport presentation with the running of the iRacing IndyCar Challenge race from virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. This follows last week’s race at Watkins Glen International, …

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2020 INDYCAR iRacing Challenge: Honda Indy Grand Prix Entry List

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The entry list has been released for Saturday’s (April 4) second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park. This week, 29 drivers are entered in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst, four more than last week’s event at Watkins Glen International. Sage Karam dominated that event, leading …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Week 2 of iRacing, Chris Buescher Reminisces on Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at virtual Texas Motor Speedway, which saw Timmy Hill score the victory. The duo chats the success of Week 2, as viewership was over 1.3 million people, which drivers should be locked into the main event and why there should …

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Rig Life: Will iRacing Grudges Carry Over to Real NASCAR Races?

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Maybe the best part of this unusual time when virtual racing is the only game in town is that on-track accidents are virtual too. When cars collide in iRacing, it doesn’t mean tangles of twisted metal with hard work and money down the tubes. More importantly, the racers are in no danger. That doesn’t mean, …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Ryan Luza Goes Back to Back With Bristol Win

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As often happens at the physical Bristol Motor Speedway, there was carnage early and late in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at the Last Great Colosseum’s virtual counterpart. In-between, there was just enough of a long green flag run for Williams eSports’ Ryan Luza to make his way to the front, and once he …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Texas Brings Close Action, The Ruch Life More Real Than Expected

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Week No. 2 of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series brought the stars of NASCAR to the virtual Texas Motor Speedway for 195 miles of racing. A very competitive race saw Timmy Hill go to victory lane. In addition, we’re going to take a look at The Ruch Life, a streaming reality series that follows …

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Where and When to Watch iRacing This Week: NASCAR, IndyCar and More

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While the racing world anxiously looks forward to a time when NASCAR, IndyCar and other series return to tracks everywhere, fans are slowly growing accustomed to the next best thing: iRacing. The incredibly realistic computer sim has been a source of entertainment and discussion over the past few weeks, helping to fill some of the …

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The Equalizer: Timmy Hill, Others Get Time to Shine in eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

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The first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event featured a nail-biting dash to the checkered flag between two racers known to people well outside hardcore NASCAR fandom, Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. At the virtual Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, things were a little different. Yes, Dale Jr. was in the mix again, leading …

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Timmy Hill Wins eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Texas

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Timmy Hill held off a hard-charging Ryan Preece on the final lap to win Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway, the series’ second such event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The victory marked Hill’s 674th career win on iRacing. Preece, Garrett Smithley, …

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Sage Karam Wins IndyCar iRacing Challenge Series Opener at Watkins Glen

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Sage Karam took the lead from the start and never looked back in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge’s series opener at Watkins Glen International. The part-time Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver started from the pole and only surrendered the lead to Team Penske driver Will Power during his two pit stops. “It was nerve-wracking for sure …

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