Every year, iRacing has featured a special one-off race featuring professional race car drivers. Now, it looks like the online racing service is taking it one step further, with an official NASCAR race series with 4 races spanning 8 weeks, featuring real NASCAR racing drivers! The NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series kicks off tonight, from the virtual version of Iowa Speedway!
The series will feature NASCAR drivers such as Chase Briscoe, Ty Majeski, Parker Kligerman, Ryan Truex, and many more! It is also mentioned that Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will make appearances as special guests during the races, so I bet we’ll likely see drivers such as Kyle Larsen and maybe Dale Earnhardt Jr make appearances in the series. Other drivers from different racing series have also been invited, so we should see drivers from other disciplines as well.
The race will kick off tonight at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern. Immediately following the NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, the first race of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series playoffs will kick off from Darlington.
This should definitely be an exciting series to watch, and see some real world racers race online in iRacing! What do you think of this new series? Let us know!