NASCAR drivers will beat coronavirus by racing virtually in esports

An impression from the Gran Turismo Globe Tour 2019 Finals. Now serious-entire world NASCAR drivers…

An impression from the Gran Turismo Globe Tour 2019 Finals. Now serious-entire world NASCAR drivers are likely virtual, too. / Reuters

 

DAYTONA Seashore, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR drivers have signed on to race in an exhibition esports collection whilst their automobiles are kept off the tracks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR and iRacing declared the formation of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Collection on Tuesday night time, seeking to give followers substitute viewing with the NASCAR time on maintain right until at the very least May perhaps three.

The multi-7 days collection will start out Sunday with a virtual competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Remaining races and broadcast particulars are expected to be declared at a later on day.

Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell will also be among the all those competing. A 1-off simulation occasion was held previous weekend following a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was postponed. Josh Williams, spotter for Ryan Blaney, won that race, which also showcased Earnhardt and Hamlin.

“Until we have automobiles back again on keep track of, the total NASCAR community has aligned to supply our passionate followers with a distinctive, exciting and competitive expertise on race day,” stated Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’S vice president of racing improvement. “Our prolonged-time companions at iRacing present an remarkable product or service and we are fired up to see how several of our very best drivers will stack up in the virtual area of competitive racing.”

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