NASCAR and iRacing have formed an eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, an exhibition esports series featuring many of the sports most talented and popular drivers. The simulation-style showcase will include a cross-section of competitors from the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and a group of NASCAR dignitaries. The multi-week series kicked-off Sunday, March 22 at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and has received rave reviews and record-breaking viewership.
“Until we have cars back on track, the entire NASCAR community has aligned to provide our passionate fans with a unique, fun and competitive experience on race day,” said Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s vice president of racing development.
The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series provides entertainment for sports fans on the premier motorsports racing simulation platform, often used by NASCAR drivers to prepare for race events.
The exhibition series features some of the best NASCAR drivers. Drivers include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, and Christopher Bell.
The #ProInvitationalSeries is broadcasted on FOX, FS1, FOX Sports App. The FOX NASCAR broadcast team of Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds continues to call the action from FOX NASCAR studios in Charlotte, with NASCAR CUP SERIES driver Clint Bowyer provides “in-car” commentary
Watch some of the biggest surprises so far at the recent ASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series races.
NASCAR and iRacing have an unprecedented history in the esports space, currently in the 11th season of the longest-running officially sanctioned esports racing series, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. It features in the world competing for more than $300,000, one of the richest payouts in esports racing competition. The elite series features NASCAR and professional esports teams, including those established by NASCAR Cup Series drivers William Byron, Austin Dillon and Hamlin.