If you’ve ever wanted to watch Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series vehicles race at Iowa Speedway, tonight’s your chance.
The first-ever eNASCAR live event on television — tonight at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App — is a 70-lap race at Iowa Speedway with the best iRacers in the world using Cup Series cars.
NASCAR America’s Krista Voda, Parker Kligerman and AJ Allmendinger will host along with iRacing team owners Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton, who will join for pre-and post-race commentary from the NBC Sports Charlotte studio.
Kligerman, also an iRacing team owner, will be racing from the NBC Sports simulator in Stamford, Connecticut, in the eNASCAR iRacing All-Star event. He’ll be in the event with the best of the best from around the eNASCAR community.
iRacing is the leading online simulation racing game where competitors race head-to-head from around the world and following this week’s event, iRacing will return to NASCAR America on NBCSN on the last Thursday of every month for a four-race series. More information on the three future iRacing events on NBCSN will be revealed in the coming weeks.
In preparation for the event, check out our top three iRacing finishes of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series so far this year, including a pair of photo finishes. Will another come tonight in the all-star event?
3. The series’ first green-white-checkered finish
A caution at Lap 129 of 134 brought the action to a halt, setting the stage at Kentucky Speedway for the series’ first-ever green-white-checkered finish. With just two laps remaining in the Bluegrass State shootout, Zack Novak aced the restart and pulled away from second-place finisher Jimmy Mullis to claim victory in the historic finish.
2. Three-wide across the line at Auto Club
The new 2019 aero package made its debut at Auto Club Speedway in March — offering many new challenges and producing one of the best start-to-finish showdowns of the year. After contact at the front of the pack sending the race leader onto the apron, rookie Eric J. Smith bolted to the lead on the last lap. Side-by-side action ensued in the final corner as drivers made it three-wide heading down the homestretch with Smith narrowly edging Keegan Leahy for the win.
1. A photo finish at Talladega
In a thrilling last-lap battle, the field went four-wide as they came around the final turn toward the start/finish line. Chaos ensued as the cars approached the stripe, leaving many spinning and crashing as they came to the end. In the midst of all the mayhem, Nick Ottinger held off points leader Ryan Luza and secured his first checkered flag of the 2019 season in a memorable photo finish.