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New eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Formed

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A new exhibition esports series, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, has been formed, NASCAR and iRacing announced Tuesday evening (March 17). The simulation-style series will have competitors from the top three NASCAR national touring series as well as former drivers. Some of these include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Kyle …

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Josh Williams Dominates iRacing Replacements 100 at Atlanta

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NASCAR Cup Series spotter Josh Williams crushed the virtual competition in Sunday afternoon’s iRacing Replacements 100, a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted by the sim racing company and Podium eSports. Williams, the spotter for Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney in NASCAR’s premier series, led most of the race en route to running away with the victory …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace Among NASCAR Stars Going iRacing: Here’s Where and When to Watch

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The NASCAR world is paused for the moment, but a number of drivers and crew members are using iRacing to keep racing going in some form for the time being. Earlier this week, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak forced the sport of stock car racing into an unprecedented state of suspended animation, with NASCAR postponing the …

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NASCAR 101: Drivers With Starts in Parts of 4 (or More) Decades

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With the 2020 NASCAR season now underway, any driver who competed at Daytona International Speedway last weekend can officially say they’ve competed in a NASCAR race in the 2020s. This season marks the first in a new decade for NASCAR, officially leaving the 2010s in the dust. The ’10s saw a sizable number of drivers …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Run Xfinity Homestead Race in 2020

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Following the announcement Wednesday Night (Nov. 13) Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would share the JR Motorsports No. 8 car in 2020, social media began to light up with speculation on where that one start would come. Since retiring from full-time competition, Earnhardt has run Richmond Raceway and Darlington Raceway in the …

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Daniel Hemric, Jeb Burton & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driving JR Motorsports’ No. 8 in 2020

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Daniel Hemric will be returning to the NASCAR Xfinity Series and joining JR Motorsports as the primary driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 13. He will be behind the wheel for 21 of the 33 races, sharing the ride with Jeb Burton (11 races) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (one race). …

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Fire on Fridays: The 5 Best NASCAR Personalities to Follow on Twitter

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These days, the news cycle never ends. People can drop an atomic bomb in the wee hours of the morning or oh so late in the evening. That’s when the world of Twitter comes into play. The social media outlet is perfect for NASCAR news, no matter the time of day. It’s incredibly easy to …

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NASCAR 101: Related Drivers in NASCAR

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This column was all set. Perfect, even — the idea, that is. It was timely, fitting, whatever. Then Carson Ware dropped off the Gander Outdoors Truck Series entry list for this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. But you know what? Screw it. Doing it anyway. In the event that Ware returns to the entry list (until …

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Reviving The Xfinity Series Will Take Time & Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Helping

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The throwback concept has been a huge shot in the arm for NASCAR since its debut years ago. Different teams harkening back to sponsor liveries of days gone by have stirred long lost emotions that some people who follow the sport thought were lost forever. NASCAR history buff Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been at the …

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Ryan Blaney Nabs Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Pole

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With a speed of 171.369 mph, Ryan Blaney captured the pole for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Saturday afternoon (Aug. 31). Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford beat out Christopher Bell‘s speed of 170.584 mph to claim his fourth career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, and first at Darlington Raceway. Your #SportClips200 pole winner ?? …

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