Fox to Broadcast NASCAR’s Virtual Racing Season





Fox has announced it will start airing NASCAR’s virtual racing season, a series involving past and present drivers competing in the popular simulator iRacing. Dubbed the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, the broadcasts will take place on Sundays at 1 pm ET, essentially replacing a slate of live races NASCAR postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Fox Sports televised an invitational event this past weekend, a virtual race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway featuring familiar names like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch. And now, subsequent races will be aired on Fox, FS1, and through the Fox Sports app.

“Until we have cars back on track, the entire NASCAR community has aligned to provide our passionate fans with a unique, fun and competitive experience on race day,” Ben Kennedy, NASCAR’s vice president of racing development, said in a press release.

At the moment, NASCAR’s real-life races have been postponed through May 3rd, so it hopes these virtual events can help fill the gap and keep fans engaged.

Live sports and esports in general have been affected by the current pandemic, and the need to avoid large gatherings to help limit the virus’ spread. Different leagues and organizations have tried to continue catering to fans through virtual events. Broadcasters covering the Washington Capitals and Wizards, for example, have opted to host simulated games and broadcast them to fans.

Elsewhere, several esports leagues, which can also draw thousands to live competitions at arenas and stadiums, have shifted to an online-only format that fans can watch through various services including Twitch and YouTube.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.