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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Finishes Third in Virtual IndyCar Challenge Race at Michigan

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Well, how about that for unpredictable? Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored a podium finish in his first-ever virtual IndyCar Challenge start on iRacing as he finished third in Saturday’s event at Michigan International Speedway.

It was a wild race, which featured a pileup before the race even got underway. But in the end, Earnhardt played the strategy game to put himself in position for a top finish.

Simon Pagenaud won the race followed by his Team Penske teammate Scott McLaughlin and Earnhardt was third. All three utilized a fuel strategy that put them at the front running on fumes.

This is the third-ever virtual IndyCar Challenge and it marks Pagenaud’s first win in the series. McLaughlin won the race a week ago.

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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