The race will be for 100 laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where the Cup Series was originally scheduled to race this weekend.
With real-life racing on hold until May 3, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will provide racing entertainment for sports fans on the premier motorsports racing simulation platform, often used by NASCAR drivers to prepare for race events. The race will take place in a virtual setting, though, featuring real-life NASCAR drivers with a steering wheel in their living room. Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Erik Jones and others will be a part of the virtual field at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Bobby Labonte, Kyle Busch, and many more drivers are competing in this historic simulated series.
The main NASCAR on Fox crew of Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon and Larry McReynolds will call Sunday's race. A full 35-car lineup, including racers from the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and NASCAR GANDER RV & OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES, will be announced Sunday.
And best yet, you the viewing public and the drivers involved won't have to worry about being exposed to the coronavirus, with Zager adding, "We are following CDC guidelines to maintain a safe work environment".
The races are expected to give an important indication of the relative competitiveness of the drivers ahead of the new Pro League season, where real-life NASCAR teams will pick drivers to represent them. While it isn't a complete replacement for the sights, sounds and smells of being at an actual NASCAR race - or even watching one on television - the fact that you'll have colorful personalities duking it out in a racing simulation is a decent consolation prize.
Fans can watch the competition online by streaming from the FoxSports app.