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Sage Karam’s Fuel Strategy Propels Him to Win in IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Homestead

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Sage Karam played the fuel strategy game perfectly, saving just enough to do burnouts after the IndyCar iRacing Challenge event at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 25. “We did it,” Karam said after the race. “That was crazy, literally saving from the beginning and we saved enough fuel to do donuts.” For much of …

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eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series: William Byron Claims Win at Virtual Bristol Dirt

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(Photo: NASCAR Media via Justin Melillo)

Wednesday night (March 24) marked the return of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series. After the successful run last year during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR and Fox decided to bring it back for another year with all of the Cup drivers for the 2021 season, plus a few special guests. While the world …

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Chicago Street Circuit Coming to iRacing and eNASCAR Pro Invitational

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A new street course based in Chicago, Ill. is coming to iRacing and the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, NASCAR announced Wednesday, March 24. The Chicago Street Circuit, set in the Chicago Loop, will debut later this spring and host the league on June 2. The current configuration is about 2.2 miles long. Several groups, including …

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Timmy Hill to Race for Penske in Pro Invitational Series at Virtual Bristol Dirt

Timmy Hill does a virtual burnout after Texas win on iRacing Pro Invitational Series

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Timmy Hill will race in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track after all, subbing for Austin Cindric in Team Penske’s No. 2 car, Hill tweeted March 24. Cindric, who was taking the place of Brad Keselowski in the event, suggested in a tweet early Wednesday morning that Hill …

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Entry List: eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Bristol Dirt

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There are 38 drivers entered for Wednesday’s (March 24) eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track. The series that first began last year during the pause in competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak returns in 2021 for 10 races. FOX will cover the first five events, while NBC …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 5

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The fifth edition of The Virtual Frontstretch is out for the week of March 14. Besides a few patches from iRacing to remove some things such as the New Damage Model on certain cars that incurred glitching, as well as update the NASCAR dirt tires to behave more “realistically” with real driver input, it was …

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Format Revealed for iRacing Pro Invitational Series Bristol Dirt Race


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The schedule and format for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track has been revealed. FOX Sports 1 coverage starts on Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. ET as drivers practice for the upcoming events. Then, at 7:50 p.m. ET, there will be a qualifying session to set …

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Alex Palou Dominates IndyCar iRacing Race at Montreal

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Alex Palou dominated the first event of the NTT IndyCar iRacing Challenge, leading a race-high amount of laps en route to winning at virtual Circuit Gilles Villeneuve March 18. Braden Eves finished second. Scott McLaughlin, James Davison and Sage Karam rounded out the top five. Palou completed his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season last year, finishing …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Participating in Bristol Dirt iRacing Event

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will participate in the upcoming eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, JR Motorsports announced March 18. Earnhardt will drive a No. 88 Degree Chevrolet. The virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track event will take place on March 24 as the inaugural live race weekend …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Logan Clampitt Snaps Long Winless Streak at Atlanta

Logan Clampitt does a burnout after winning the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Atlanta, 3/16/2021 (Photo: NASCAR via iRacing)

(Photo: NASCAR via iRacing)

The fourth race of the eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series took place Tuesday night (March 16) at the virtual Atlanta Motor Speedway after a wild race at Las Vegas just two weeks ago. In the end, Logan Clampitt came out on top to score his first win of 2021 and his third career victory overall. …

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