Although the next eight weeks of NASCAR racing have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NASCAR and iRacing have used their rapidly growing partnership to keep race fans entertained through this down time, including multiple iRacing leauges and exibition races to fill the time.
This evening, at the beginning of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series broadcast, Ben Kennedy announced an expanding partnership between NASCAR and iRacing, that would see the formation of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, an exibition eSports series featuring many of the most talented drivers across Cup, Xfinity, Trucks & ARCA, as well as a group of NASCAR dignitaries.
The multi-weekend racing series will begin this Sunday, March 22nd at 1:30 PM/EST on the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. The remaining schedule and braodcast details will be announced at a later date.
Although NASCAR postponed all races through May 3rd, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will allow not only for the fans of NASCAR to remain entertained, but will allow some of the sports stars to put on a great show for the fans.
Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson & Christopher Bell are confirmed to be participating , along with many more popular drivers through all of NASCAR’s divisions.