NASCAR and iRacing introduced on Tuesday that the eNASCAR iRacing Professional Invitational Sequence is returning in 2021. This transfer will assist fill empty TV slots that have been beforehand scheduled to air observe and qualifying for real-life races. It additionally simply offers followers extra new racing content material.
2021’s sequence is 10 races lengthy, and occasions will complement the real-life races. It’ll function a mixture of tracks, together with a few of the new circuits on NASCAR’s schedule. FS1 will air the primary 5 races, and NBCSN will air the sequence’s closing 5 races.
Like 2020, 2021’s Professional Invitational Sequence will function a few of NASCAR’s finest on the simulator. William Byron, Timmy Hill, Denny Hamlin, and Alex Bowman all gained occasions final season through the COVID-19 shutdown, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see these 4 drivers take part.
The primary race of the season is scheduled for Wednesday, March twenty fourth, at Bristol Motor Speedway with the filth configuration. FS1 will even air races at Talladega, Darlington, and COTA. The venue for the ultimate FS1 race hasn’t been determined.
“FOX Sports activities embraced the eNASCAR iRacing Invitational Sequence within the spring as a solution to maintain race followers entertained, however we shortly realized it was a product and collaboration that we’d proceed to discover,” FOX Sports activities Government Producer, EVP/Head of Operations and Manufacturing Brad Zager stated in a press launch. “The product is best-in-class, it delivers NASCAR to a good broader viewers and, let’s face it, it’s a heckuva lot of enjoyable.”
Though iRacing returning to TV in 2021 is thrilling, real-life racing is simply across the nook. Speedweek at Daytona is simply two weeks away, with the Busch Conflict kicking issues off on the DIS highway course on February ninth on FS1.