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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series to Return in 2021
After a historic debut season that set the high watermark in viewership for televised esports programming, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is set to return in 2021. NASCAR and iRacing jointly have announced a new-look Pro Invitational that will see NASCAR Cup Series stars compete virtually in a 10-race schedule. The virtual series will complement NASCAR’s real-life racing schedule, offering fans a new mid-week competition featuring NASCAR’s top drivers. FOX Sports will broadcast the first five races of the series live in primetime on FS1. NBC Sports will air the final five races of the series, with its schedule and details announced later. The series begins on Wednesday, March 24, and will visit a mix of virtual venues, including Bristol Motor Speedway’s new dirt configuration, fan-favorites such as Talladega Superspeedway and Darlington Raceway, and Austin, Texas’ famed Circuit of The Americas.
Rachel Meyer Joins Randy Meyer Racing Team
Rachel Meyer has been named her sister Megan’s replacement on the Randy Meyer Racing team. She will drive the newly rebranded NTK Sensors A/Fuel dragster tuned and owned by her father Randy Meyer. Racing on a part-time basis, Rachel won the 2020 NHRA Central Region championship on the strength of two wins and a runner-up finish. She also reached the semifinals in her second JEGS Allstars appearance. Meyer’s 2021 schedule will be her most ambitious season yet, with 10 national events and six regional races on the itinerary. Meyer, who services the clutch in addition to a number of other driver duties between rounds, will work alongside her dad and the team he’s assembled to work on Randy Meyer Racing’s A/Fuel cars. Megan will also join the team at a few races to handle media duties, while the sisters’ mom Mary helps out as well. Rachel will begin her 2021 season in the NTK Sensors dragster at the NHRA South Central division’s season opener, February 26-27, at No Problem Raceway in Belle Rose, Louisiana.
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