NASCAR drivers will beat coronavirus by racing virtually in esports

An image from the Gran Turismo Earth Tour 2019 Finals. Now actual-globe NASCAR motorists are

An image from the Gran Turismo Earth Tour 2019 Finals. Now actual-globe NASCAR motorists are heading virtual, way too. / Reuters

 

DAYTONA Beach, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and other NASCAR motorists have signed on to race in an exhibition esports sequence even though their cars are saved off the tracks amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

NASCAR and iRacing introduced the development of the eNASCAR iRacing Professional Invitational Collection on Tuesday night, trying to give supporters alternate viewing with the NASCAR year on hold till at least Might 3.

The multi-7 days sequence will start off Sunday with a virtual competitiveness at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Remaining races and broadcast information are anticipated to be introduced at a later on date.

Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell will also be amid people competing. A one-off simulation celebration was held final weekend right after a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was postponed. Josh Williams, spotter for Ryan Blaney, won that race, which also featured Earnhardt and Hamlin.

“Until we have cars back on observe, the total NASCAR community has aligned to supply our passionate supporters with a exclusive, entertaining and competitive knowledge on race working day,” mentioned Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’S vice president of racing advancement. “Our very long-time associates at iRacing give an unbelievable product and we are psyched to see how many of our ideal motorists will stack up in the virtual area of competitive racing.”

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