As the popularity of iRacing continues to grow, NASCAR drivers and the various sports channels have come together to air more of the races.
Eighteen of NASCAR’s biggest names have formed a group that will compete on several of NASCAR’s short tracks next week.
NBCSN and NASCAR America have teamed up to air the racing tournament beginning April 6 (Monday) at 7pm.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday six drivers will compete each night at an iconic track in iRacing Cup Series cars. The top two finishers in each race will compete for the championship on Thursday night at the virtual Martinsville Raceway.
On Monday Kyle Busch, William Byron, Austin Dillon, Parker Kligerman, Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace will compete on iRacing’s Rockingham Speedway
On Tuesday Justin Allgaier, Christopher Bell, Chase Briscoe, Harrison Burton, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson will compete at the Lucas Oil Racway at Indianapolis
And on Wednesday Landon Cassill, Matt DiBenedetto, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Timmy Hill, Ryan Preece and Myatt Snider will compete at Myrtle Beach Speedway
NBC Sports commentators Rick Allen, Steve Letarte, Jeff Burton, and Marty Snider will be on hand to call the action.
iRacing executive producer Steve Myers spoke on the event saying, “of all of the events we’ve been putting together for real-world pros, the NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge should be one of the most fun. So many of the top drivers in NASCAR have honed their skills on both local short tracks and iRacing, and combining the two for a virtual week-long showdown should deliver plenty of excitement. We can’t wait to see who takes the checkered flag and bragging rights!”