Race Preview: eNASCAR Texas

Race Preview: eNASCAR Texas

Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE


eNASCAR iRACING Pro Invitational

Texas Motor Speedway

This Week's Cat Oil and Gas Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway ... Reddick is scheduled to make his first competitive eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Start this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Reddick has competed in 11 races at Texas Motor Speedway in NASCAR's Xfinity and Truck Series, including two pole awards and six top-5 finishes.

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The Setup ... From his home in North Carolina, Reddick will be competing in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series race in a rig provided by Sim Seats.

Richard Childress Racing at Texas Motor Speedway ...  While Richard Childress Racing has a storied history at Texas Motor Speedway that includes a NASCAR Cup Series win with Jeff Burton (1997), five NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and two NASCAR Truck Series wins, this weekend marks the organization's first time racing competitively on the virtual Texas Motor Speedway track.

The Format ... NASCAR, iRacing and FOX Sports are teaming up to deliver the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, a selection of simulation-style esports races that include a cross-section of competitors from the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Truck Series and a group of NASCAR dignitaries. The series heads to the virtual Texas Motor Speedway for a fixed set-up race this Sunday, March 29. Several Richard Childress Racing-affiliated drivers are scheduled to compete.

The Lineup ... All current NASCAR Cup Series drivers are locked into the 35-car field, including Austin Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road/E-Z-GO Chevrolet) and Tyler Reddick (No. 31 Cat Oil and Gas Chevrolet). RCR's roster of NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, including Anthony Alfredo (No. 33 Death Wish Coffee Chevrolet), Myatt Snider (No. 93 TaxSlayer Chevrolet) and Kaz Grala (No. 29 HotScream Chevrolet) will attempt to qualify into the race via a heat race on Sunday morning.

The Setup ... Dillon, Reddick and Alfredo will be competing in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race in a rig provided by Sim Seats. Since 2009, Sim Seats has been designing and fabricating high quality made in USA driving simulators including motion systems, complete turnkey iRacing packages, and custom fabrication.

Did You Know ... When he was a driver in NASCAR's top division, Richard Childress earned a pair of top-10 finishes in the Lone Star State at the now defunct Texas World Speedway in College Station.

Interactive RCR ... For up-to-ate news and exclusive content, visit RCR's corporate Twitter page - @RCRracing - along with the RCR NASCAR Cup Series team Twitter page - @RCRCup and the RCR NASCAR Xfinity Series team Twitter page - @RCRNXS. Information about the 16-time championship winning organization can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/RichardChildressRacing and on Instagram at Instagram.com/rcrracing. Visit RCRracing.com.

Catch the Action ... The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway will be televised live Sunday, March 29 beginning at 1 p.m. ET on the FOX broadcast network (where available), FS1 and the FOX Sports app. Races will be available in Canada through FOX Sports Racing.


A lot of drivers have said that the virtual Texas Motor Speedway is very similar to the real Texas Motor Speedway, which could play well for you since you've been pretty successful at the real track. What will it take to transfer that knowledge and success into Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series race?

"The virtual track races identical to what Texas Motor Speedway was before the traction compound was introduced, and creates those crazy runs into Turn 1 with the current Cup package. Figuring out how to manage the front tires and keep someone from getting inside going into Turn 1 will be key for this virtual race."