NASCAR launches iRacing after suspending season amid coronavirus pandemic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Timmy Hill has won NASCAR’s virtual race aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus. NASCAR has suspended its season and has worked with iRacing to create a 6-race series of the virtual competitions.

This running was aired in some markets by Fox and nationally on cable’s Fox Sports One after last week’s race was the highest-rated esports race in history. 

The iRacing gives drivers a chance to spotlight their sponsors and keep fans engaged. NASCAR has so far postponed seven races.  

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