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NBC Sports to broadcast IndyCar iRacing series

NBC Sports will air IndyCar's second virtual race on April 4th NBC Picks Up IRacing's IndyCar Series
Noah Ferguson | 04 April, 2020, 11:22

This marks the latest collaboration between NBC Sports and iRacing, which began in 2019 when NBC Sports telecast the first-ever eNASCAR live event on television.

Available on multiple platforms, 433,000 viewers tuned in through Saturday night on IndyCar.com, IndyCar's Facebook and YouTube pages, along with iRacing's YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. Totals viewers jumped to 600,000 when IndyCar tallied how many watched drivers' social media feeds or gaming channels.

Start your engines and place your bets - Las Vegas is taking action on virtual NASCAR racing. The event will mark the inaugural IndyCar iRacing event to appear on NBCSN. Now it will use its booth of Leigh Diffey, Paul Tracy and Townsend Bell to call the race at virtual Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.

In addition to stars such as Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Alexander Rossi, and James Hinchcliffe, five-time series champion Scott Dixon is also expected to compete.

Per IndyCar, more than 24 drivers are expected to compete in this weekend's event after Dreyer & Reinbold's Sage Karam took the opening round victory at Watkins Glen International.

NBC Sports first worked with iRacing last October when it aired the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Championship in a two-hour event live on NBCSN.

While the Watkins Glen race was a throwback to when the NTT Indy Automobile Series most just recently contended there (2017), this weekend break's race at Barber is a touching tip of the mayhem created on this year's routine by the coronavirus pandemic.

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