eNASCAR iRacing Official Invitational Series — Reach
Discover: Virtual Richmond Raceway (.75-mile)
Groups: No. 6 Oscar Mayer/Nutrien Ag eFord, No. 17 Fifth Third Monetary institution eFord
Drivers: Ross Chastain (No. 6), Chris Buescher (No. 17)
Twitter: @RoushFenway, @Roush6Team, @17RoushTeam
eNASCAR iRacing Official Invitational Series — Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Broadcast Community, FS1, FOX Sports actions App
Match Crucial factors
- After taking the ragged Easter weekend off, the #ProInvitationalSeries is wait on this weekend because the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series take to the ¾-mile digital Richmond Raceway.
- Up to now, the series has garnered correct below 3.5-million viewers in three events, incomes a high rating of 0.81 at digital Texas, breaking its have confidence file for the most seen eSports match in U.S. TV history.
- NASCAR and iRacing also made structure modifications to the series at Bristol two weeks within the past, with a Saturday night match that featured drivers from the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Exterior Truck Series, and varied regional series. Alternatively, the most well-known match — which functions past and say stars of the NASCAR Cup Series — remained unchanged with the exception of for a pair of qualifying warmth races.
- Heading into Richmond, NASCAR, iRacing and FOX have confidence teamed up to form extra modifications to this week‘s structure, with the sphere being restricted to 26 autos to toughen the final product. With the change, the lope shall be 150 laps with one allowed reset and a usual qualifying session.
Buescher at Richmond Raceway
- Buescher has eight Cup Series begins all-time at Richmond with a high salvage of 17th (spring 2017). Most only within the near past he done 22nd and 31st in 2019.
- Buescher also has five begins within the Xfinity Series at Richmond with three high-10s, at the side of a simplest profession salvage of seventh in 2014.
- Through three weeks within the #ProInvitationalSeries, Buescher has done 28th, 18th and 23rd, after leading 30 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway correct two weeks within the past, sooner than getting caught up in a slack accident with a glitching automobile.
Chastain at Richmond Raceway
- Chastain has four Cup Series begins at Richmond Raceway with a simplest salvage of 28th (spring 2018).
- In Xfinity action, Chastain done runner-up within the 2018 fall lope after starting third within the No. 42 machine. He most-only within the near past earned an 11th-mutter plug remaining spring.
- Chastain came out of the gate firing early within the #ProInvitationalSeries, inserting his Oscar Mayer eMustang up front at Homestead sooner than going on to salvage 14th. He followed that with runs of 22nd (Texas) and 16th (Bristol).
On the eCars
The sparkling orange and yellow Oscar Mayer 1st baron beaverbrook blueprint — paired with Nutrien Ag Ideas from Chastain‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series entry — shall be aboard the No. 6 machine this weekend at Richmond. Fifth Third monetary institution, longtime accomplice on Roush Fenway‘s No. 17 entry, shall be driving on the side of Buescher on the 17 machine.
NASCAR/iRacing Historic past
NASCAR and iRacing have confidence an phenomenal history within the esports home, currently within the 11th season of the longest-working formally sanctioned esports racing series, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. It functions 40 of the most productive sim racers on the earth competing for greater than $300,000, one among the richest payouts in esports racing competition.
Roush Fenway‘s 2020 lineup involves Nathan Lyon, driver of the No. 6 and a local of St. Louis Missouri, and Kollin Keister, driver of the No. 17, who hails from Frostburg, Maryland.
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