All of the Racing World turns to iRacing

Dale Earnhardt Jr is tearing it up in the iRacing eNASCAR Pro Series
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Kaleb Kraus

NASCAR· 2 years ago

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I am Pickswise's NASCAR expert, also make picks on MLB, NHL, and both college football and basketball. Very passionate about sports, especially college football and college basketball. I have followed NASCAR since I was little. I am a 2018 graduate of Michigan State Universities School of Journalism.

The world of motorsports is completely shut down in real life, but that doesn’t mean racings best aren’t competing. That is why the iRacing system has quickly become very popular around the United States and even the world. Whether it is NASCAR’s stars throughout the week or even the two-week-old IndyCar challenge that is run each Saturday. The world of iRacing has it all. And its popularity on TV continues to grow, and as it does, so does the stars each series is showing off. Here is a glimpse at some of the big current iRacing events taking place.

World of Outlaws and Dirt Modifieds are tearing it up

Last week saw the launch of the World of Outlaws Invitational Series, and all the action gets some prime-time viewership. Fox Sports 1 has become a big promoter of not only this series, as it is broadcasted live each Wednesday, but also the eNASCAR Pro Series. See top dirt racers David Gravel, Bobby Pierce, and Scott Bloomquist, battle it out against NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell. Other top cross-over racers include Cruz Pedregon and Ron Capps from the NHRA. This week they visit the Knoxville Raceway. Check out the double-header broadcast that includes Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer.

IndyCar Challenge continues to grow

NBCSN has made the iRacing IndyCar challenge a priority as they broadcast the races in their entirety each Saturday. The first two events had plenty of hard-racing and excitement, and this weeks so be no different as they visit the virtual Michigan International Speedway. IndyCar’s top stars have made the series even better. Seven-Time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson has tested the Indy Car waters through the first two weeks, and this week another NASCAR veteran tries his hand, as Dale Earnhardt Jr, has accepted an invite to partake in the event. This series seems to get better and better each week.

eNASCAR is a perfect replacement for now

The 2020 NASCAR season is still on hold. Yet the iRacing Pro Invitational Series has become a must-see event each Sunday. This week will be a little different as NASCAR takes a pause for Easter, but when the action returns the virtual Richmond Raceway will be a fun event. Three races, three different winners so far. Could we see a fourth when they return to action? William Byron looked dominant en route to the win this past Sunday at Bristol. He could be a big favorite moving forward in this series.

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