Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. believes virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, will in some ways be as challenging as the real track.
Timmy Hill has become a bigger name after two weeks of virtual NASCAR racing than in nine years of making appearances in the actual Cup Series.
Kingsport might seem to be an odd place for a race director of the Northeastern-based NASCAR Whelen Modified Series to call home. But that’s the case with Brian Vance, who has served in that capacity since 2006.
Beginning Monday on Facebook and Twitter, “Spring Race Madness” will present eight of the most iconic moments in the history of the Food City 500 and allow fans to vote in a bracket-style competition.
Speedway Videos Productions, in partnership with Kingsport Speedway, will air a replay of the March 29, 2013, race at “The Concrete Jungle” on Sunday.
After last week’s Pro Invitational opener at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway drew more than 900,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1, this week’s event at 1 p.m. will be broadcast on the main network.
Tim Byrd won his fourth Volunteer Speedway track championship in 2019. During the offseason, the driver of the blue No. 24 Chevrolet decided that after winning an exciting battle over Johnson City’s Tim Maupin for the Crate Late Model title, it was time to hang up the helmet.
While it looks like a car more suited for the drive-in than the dragstrip, Randy Ellis’ 1957 Chevrolet is a true hot rod.
In the absence of real sports, NASCAR was able to create a positive vibe with the iRacing Pro Invitational Series opener at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Several current and recently retired Cup Series drivers will be racing simulators Sunday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway virtual track. The NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Dixie Vodka 150 will be broadcast on FS1.
Kingsport Speedway announced through a statement Thursday that all racing events at the 3/8-mile concrete oval will be postponed through May 3 in accordance with CDC guidelines about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Steve Phelps said NASCAR is looking at several rescheduling options for seven postponed races, including the Food City 500. On the table are midweek races and doubleheader weekends.
The Food City 500 race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway and the Kingsport Speedway season opener have been postponed, and the NHRA has suspended all of its events for 30 days.
Race car drivers at Kingsport Speedway did their best to make it business as usual Saturday afternoon.
Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR and its drivers are monitoring the outbreak of the novel coronavirus with an eye toward prioritizing public safety while still creating the best fan experience possible.