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Coca-Cola Racing Family stars hit virtual Roval


Ever wonder what it’s like to prepare for a NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race?

Coca-Cola Racing Family drivers Bubba Wallace, Joey Logano and Daniel Suarez will take to the virtual Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval on iRacing at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday for a one-hour digital broadcast — the iRacing Happy Hour refreshed by Coca-Cola — streamed across NASCAR.com, eNASCAR.com and NASCAR’s social platforms.

Let hosts Steve Letarte and Parker Kligerman be your guides as the three NASCAR Cup Series stars join with real-world team members and select eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers to turn laps — virtually — on the same 17-turn road course that hosts the next playoff race for both series.

Who’s participating

Bubba Wallace will join his Richard Petty Motorsports crew chief Jerry Baxter, as well as eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Jimmy Mullis, who recently raced his way into the Coca-Cola Series playoffs. Wallace and Mullis will run Coca-Cola Energy paint schemes.

Joey Logano, along with spotter TJ Majors, will take to the twists and turns with Coca-Cola Series driver Blake Reynolds, a 2019 championship finalist. The drivers will sport the classic red Coca-Cola colors.

Daniel Suarez will join Coca-Cola Series driver Eric J. Smith, who’s coming off a season-best second-place finish at Talladega. Suarez will race with a unique Coca-Cola paint scheme that will be unveiled on Tuesday.

What

Wallace, Logano and Suarez will each turn laps on iRacing’s Charlotte Roval — a laser-scanned replica of the real-world track — talking through each of the course’s 17 unique turns. Their crew members will provide an "inside the huddle" perspective on their roles with their drivers, and how the sim helps everyone prepare for races — especially when no official on-track practice sessions are scheduled.

How to watch

Iracing Happy Hour Tunein

Grab a Coca-Cola and don’t miss the one-hour digital event, streaming at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 7 at NASCAR.com, eNASCAR.com, and NASCAR’s social channels.

The NASCAR Cup Series concludes its Round of 12 at the Charlotte Roval Sunday. Coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series begins its four-race playoffs Tuesday, Oct. 13 at the Charlotte Roval with coverage on eNASCAR.com.