Williambyron Esports 2020 Preview

2020 eNASCAR Preview: William Byron eSports

We’re previewing each team competing in the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ahead of the season opener February 11 at Daytona International Speedway.

William Byron eSports

Owner: William Byron, a guy who famously started racing on a computer.
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Twitter: @WBeSports_

2020 drivers

No. 97: John Gorlinsky

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Age: 30
Hometown: Harrisburg, NC
Twitter: @john_gorlinsky
First season: 2010
2019 rank: N/A

No. 25: Nick Ottinger

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Age: 25
Hometown: Claremont, NC
Twitter: @NickOttinger
First season: 2012
2019 rank: 9th

2019 highlights

While William Byron eSports didn’t exist in 2019, it was a busy season for its drivers. Nick Ottinger won a nail-biter at Talladega in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, and also took a checkered flag in iRacing’s first nationally televised All-Star Race – though, by the end of the Coca-Cola Series season, he fell just short of making the playoffs. John Gorlinsky, a fixture in the top iRacing ranks racing his plain bright-yellow Chevrolet, spent the winter winning two races in the iRacing Pro Series, placing fourth in the series.

2020 outlook

Four-time race winner John Gorlinsky returns to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series after six seasons away, joining upstart William Byron eSports. Nick Ottinger, series veteran and 2019 Talladega winner, moves over from JTG Daugherty Racing. The duo can rest assured knowing if they have to miss a race, their team owner could always step in and get the job done. I know, I know. That’s not allowed. But we can imagine.