In recent years computer racing or iRacing has gained a huge popularity among racers and racing fans.
Monster Energy Cup Series driver William Byron never stepped into a race car prior to his being signed with the Gander Outdoors Truck Series but was a multiple iRacing champion.
For the 2020 iRacing season Byron will join 19 other teams including Stewart-Haas Racing, Kyle Larson, and Denny Hamlin as they compete for the iRacing World Championship Series.
Among the new virtual racing teams joining the series next season are some real world teams and drivers that have amassed over 90 NASCAR races, three championships, thee All-Star victories, and a Hall of Fame inductee.
The 2020 iRacing season begins on February 11 at Daytona International Speedway.
Speaking on the new season, iRacing.com president Tony Gardner said, “we’re elated to announce 20 teams for the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series. The amount of interest we’ve seen in the series has been beyond anything we could have possibly imagined when we first opened the series up to real-world racing teams and professional gaming squads for 2019. With a full grid for this season, including some prominent newcomers, we’re expecting some intense team battles throughout the year!”
The iRacing teams competing for the 2020 season are:
Clint Bowyer Racing
Denny Hamlin Racing
Jim Beaver eSports
Joe Gibbs Racing
JTG Daugherty Racing
Kyle Larson Racing eSports
Richmond Raceway eSports
Roush Fenway Racing
Team Dillon eSports
Virtual Racing School
William Byron eSports
Wood Brothers Racing
Each team will consist of two drivers.
For more information on iRacing go to iracing.com.
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