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2-Headed Monster: Is North Wilkesboro Speedway Closer to a Rebirth Following This Weekend’s iRace?

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

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iRacing has taken over the NASCAR world over the last two months as the pandemic has shut down the sports world as we know it. However, NASCAR will return to the track this weekend at Darlington Raceway. As a final stamp on NASCAR’s virtual tour, iRacing and NASCAR decided to run a race at the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: North Wilkesboro Lives Up to Hype, FOX Sports 1 Messes Up Tucson

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We’ve come to the end (for now) of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1. Over the seven races, there were truly two standout drivers. They were William Byron and Timmy Hill. Hendrick Motorsports’ decision to skip Saturday’s (May 9) North Wilkesboro 160 gifted the faux championship to Hill, …

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Denny Hamlin Wins eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series Finale at Virtual North Wilkesboro

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Denny Hamlin bookended the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series with victories, winning Saturday (May 9) afternoon’s race at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway in the final race simulation series. With the Pro Invitational Series coming into existence due to quarantine for the coronavirus, Hamlin kicked off the virtual division’s existence with a win at Homestead-Miami …

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Jon Wood Reunites Family Team & North Wilkesboro, Preps for Greater Role in NASCAR’s Return

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iRacing Executive Vice President and Executive Producer Steve Myers knew you couldn’t have a return to a legendary track without a certain legendary car. Jon Wood didn’t think it would be possible to field his family’s legendary Wood Brothers entry. But when all was said and done… he’ll be the one driving it. This Saturday, …

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Fantasy NASCAR iRacing: North Wilkesboro 160

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It’s almost time for real racing! Before teams head out to Darlington Raceway, though for NASCAR’s Cup Series return on May 17, 2020 there’s one more eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event. They saved the best for last in this exhibition series; this week, drivers will compete at the virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday (May …

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e4 Burning Questions: A Look Back on the Pro Invitational Series

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Was the Pro Invitational Series a Success? The NASCAR Pro Invitational Series will hold its final scheduled race this Saturday. On a date where NASCAR was originally planning on holding the first night race in Martinsville Speedway history, it will instead be sanctioning its first race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, albeit a virtual version, in …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Last Dance, Corey LaJoie Talks NASCAR’s Return

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff elaborate from last week’s show regrading NASCAR returning on May 17 at Darlington Raceway. William Byron was victorious again in the Pro Invitational Series while creating a virtual rival out of Landon Cassill. Will these rivalries from iRacing spill over to the real track? With ESPN …

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Justin Brooks, Kyle Arnold Take eNASCAR Heat Pro League Victories at Dover

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It was a tale of two races Wednesday night (May 6) when the eNASCAR Heat Pro League tackled the Monster Mile. When the evening came to an end, Justin Brooks and Kyle Arnold grabbed their Xbox One and PlayStation 4 victories at Dover International Speedway. Xbox One JTG Daugherty Throttlers’ Justin Brooks led for much …

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Entry List: Pro Invitational Series Finale at North Wilkesboro

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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 …

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