Mark Kristl

Mark Kristl
Mark joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is an Eagle Scout & a proud University of Dayton alum. He also writes about NASCAR for Beyond the Flag.

Entry List: IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Virtual Twin Ring Motegi

IndyCar iRacing Challenge

The NTT IndyCar Series released the entry list for the fourth of its six-race iRacing Challenge on Thursday (April 16). Among the 33 drivers entered are Helio Castroneves, Takuma Sato and Kyle Busch. The competitors will race for 113 laps on the virtual 1.549-mile Twin Ring Motegi. The Firestone 175 …

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IndyCar Announces Revised 2020 Schedule

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series schedule has been revised, officials announced Monday (April 6). The Detroit Grand Prix has been canceled, two previously scheduled events have become doubleheaders, and a third race has been set at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The IndyCar Series will …

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NBC Sports Creates NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge

NBC Sports is stepping into the iRacing ring, announcing the creation of another iRacing competition on April 2. The NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge will take place from April 6-9, and races will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network. All races will be timed events in NASCAR Cup Series …

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IndyCar iRacing Challenge First Race Entry List

On Thursday, March 26, IndyCar released the entry list for its iRacing event this Saturday. Twenty-five drivers are entered for the first of the six races of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden, 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud and former series champion Will Power are some …

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William Byron, Chase Elliott Lead Cup Series Practices at Phoenix

Fresh off the win by Alex Bowman at Auto Club Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports displayed speed in the two NASCAR Cup Series practices at Phoenix Raceway. Teammates William Byron and Chase Elliott led the two NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions Friday (March 6). Byron paced the field in the opening practice …

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Ross Chastain, Kyle Busch Lead NASCAR Xfinity Series Practices at Phoenix

Ross Chastain and Kyle Busch led the two NASCAR Xfinity Series practices at Phoenix Raceway on Friday (March 6). Chastain led the opening practice and Busch led the second and final practice session. First Practice Chastain paced the field in the opening practice session with a speed of 130.610 mph, …

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Ryan Blaney Re-Signs With Team Penske

Ryan Blaney has signed a contract extension with Team Penske in the NASCAR Cup Series that will keep him with the organization long past the 2020 season, the team announced Friday (March 6). Blaney has signed a multi-year extension with the team. The 26-year-old currently drives its No. 12 Ford. …

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