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IndyCar iRacing Challenge First Race Entry List

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On Thursday, March 26, IndyCar released the entry list for its iRacing event this Saturday. Twenty-five drivers are entered for the first of the six races of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and former series champion Will Power are some of the notable drivers entered. …

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

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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, 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 …

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Josh Berry Wins The Replacements 100 at Kansas Speedway

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JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry had control of nearly the entire race in Tuesday night’s iRacing The Replacements 100 at virtual Kansas Speedway. Berry qualified on the pole and never looked back in a complete domination of the field, even though he was briefly challenged on restarts. Last week’s Atlanta Motor Speedway victor …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Will Continue on FOX Sports This Sunday

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FOX Sports will continue to provide coverage of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series on FOX, Fox Sports 1 and the Fox Sports app, it announced Tuesday (March 24). Last Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 150 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway brought over 900,000 viewers. .@FS1 earned a 0.53 rating and 903,000 viewers for Sunday's inaugural @NASCAR #ProInvitationalSeries …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Dixie Vodka 150 Allows Viewers to Occupy Themselves with Action

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With no new racing to watch on television, you might wonder what a motorsports TV critic is to do with his time. Right now, there are some delayed broadcasts that are still premiering, but those will quickly become far and few between. While there is the possibility of old-school broadcast critiques at some point (Note: …

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Denny Hamlin on eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational: ‘If we got 5 new fans … it’s a success’

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With NASCAR currently paused due to the coronavirus outbreak, almost everything going on with the sport is unprecedented. That includes Sunday’s inaugural race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, won in thrilling fashion by Denny Hamlin as he slipped by Dale Earnhardt Jr. to claim the checkered flag. By all accounts, it was well …

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Denny Hamlin Beats Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Win iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami

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Denny Hamlin edged out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that was a veritable wreckfest but ended with an exciting final-lap pass for the lead. The event, featuring 35 drivers from NASCAR’s three premier series, was put on in lieu of actual races as the …

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Everything You Need to Know About This Week’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational

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On Tuesday night, prior to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series event from Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s Ben Kennedy announced a brand new series planned to run this spring: the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. The first event will take place on Sunday, March 22nd at 1:30 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on FS1. It …

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Ryan Luza Owns Homestead Again, Becomes 3rd Different 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Winner

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When the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway, there’s a pretty good chance Ryan Luza will finish in the top five something he’s done every time he’s raced there. Sometimes he does even better, and Tuesday was one of those times. Luza made the night’s most important pass on lap 105, diving his …

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Ryan Vargas Organizes eNASCAR Truck Series Race

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Although NASCAR fans will be without on-track activity for nearly two months, iRacing is stepping in to fill that void — and its upcoming event has 300 entries. With the official postponement of the 2020 NASCAR season until at least Martinsville Speedway in May due to the coronavirus outbreak, everyone in the racing community was …

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e4 Burning Questions: I Guess This Will Be Life For A While

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What Now? NASCAR made it official on Monday: No more real-life racing until Mother’s Day weekend. It’s a huge blow for a lot of people in all facets of the industry, but ultimately the correct move. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested to all event organizers to not hold events with 50 …

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New eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Formed

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A new exhibition esports series, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, has been formed, NASCAR and iRacing announced Tuesday evening (March 17). The simulation-style series will have competitors from the top three NASCAR national touring series as well as former drivers. Some of these include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle …

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