The seventh and final eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race will be at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday (May 9).
28 drivers are expected to compete in the track’s iRacing debut, including Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jon Wood. Wood, senior vp of Wood Brothers Racing and former full-time competitor, who will drive the No. 21 car.
Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports and Kurt Busch aren’t entered in Saturday’s race.
Drivers will have one reset to use in the 160-lap event. Also, the top 10 qualifiers will be inverted in the lineup, and last week’s top three finishers will start at the rear. William Byron won’t be competing this week, so just Christopher Bell and Timmy Hill will move to the back.
Those not part of Saturday’s invitational may race in the Friday Night Thunder at virtual Martinsville Speedway. The race features four 10-lap heat races to account for 24 spots, as well as a last-chance qualifier to determine the remaining six positions. 30 cars will make up the total field in the 125-lap main event, though the first 10 will invert in the lineup. Anthony Alfredo won last week’s event at Dover International Speedway.
Coverage for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at virtual North Wilkesboro is set to begin Saturday, May 9 at 12 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 and select FOX networks. Friday Night Thunder at Martinsville starts at 8 p.m. ET on eNASCAR.com/live.
The real racing is set to resume on May 17 after the national series shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.
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