NASCAR gave iRacing a whirl Sunday afternoon, and fans ate it up.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced NASCAR, like many other professional sports leagues in the United States, to seek an alternative way to race. It prompted NASCAR to devise a multi-week eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, allowing racers to compete online instead.
The series began Sunday at a virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, featuring some pretty flashy graphics and an impressive broadcast. Fans (both big and small) took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
(Hint: They all loved it.)
— Attack on Show (@attackonshow) March 22, 2020
— Amy Earnhardt (@AmyEarnhardt) March 22, 2020
This NASCAR race on FS1 is pretty crazy. The graphics are good enough that if you don’t know it was a video game you could pass it off as real.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) March 22, 2020
This is a much-needed dose of medicine for the collective psyche of NASCAR Nation. And at least on my Twitter timeline, 100% of those watching – with the exception of the one media guy who hates everything – think it’s awesome.
— Dave Moody (@DGodfatherMoody) March 22, 2020
— Eric Estepp (@EricEstepp17) March 22, 2020
We can’t wait to see what the next race brings, and it seems like the fans can’t either.
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