NASCAR drivers and Keelan Harvick tackle the digital Talladega Superspeedway
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series field is set for the green flag on the digital Talladega Superspeedway. It’s the second of six races of the 2021 eNASCAR season.
View 2021 Talladega iRacing results below.
The car setups are fixed. Each driver has two resets. They’ll be able to pit and fix all damage, only twice.
All the real-world NASCAR Cup Series drivers who run with charter teams are in the field. Additionally, Clint Bowyer and Dale Earnhardt Jr have jumped out of retirement. Beyond that, the star of the show is 8-year-old Keelan Harvick, son of Kevin Harvick.
James Davison starts from the pole position as he took the pole in qualifying. Anthony Alfredo lines up on the outside row.
$5,000 is on the line. 70 laps of digital superspeedway racing are up next…
Feature – Report
Green flag, Davison leads into turn one. The top 20 cars work single file by the time they exit turn two.
Lap 2, all 40 cars run single file. Austin Dillon pulls out of line to try and make a run, he goes backwards. Drivers are riding early on.
Lap 4, Jesse Iwuji brushes the wall, no caution.
Lap 7, Logano works under Ryan Newman but Newman tries to shut the door. Newman is forced up the banking and into Iwuji. Iwuji is shoved in the wall once again, no caution.
Lap 8, Austin Dillon hooks William Byron and they both bounce off the wall. Kevin Harvick is collected and the caution is out.
Green, Davison leads as Smithley tucks in under his bumper. The top 10 form single-file off turn two.
Lap 16. Clint Bowyer is turned off the bumper of Daniel Suarez and the caution is out. Bowyer has used a reset and he now has a brand new car.
Green, Davison leads Smithley and Hamlin into turn one. They form single file in a hurry at the front.
Lap 27, Joey Gase and Ross Chastain find the wall. Heavy damage for them as they field swerves around them. Keelan Harvick is collected. No caution.
Lap 38, Keelan Harvick pits under green.
The next lap, Davison and all of the leaders pit at the same time. Dale Earnhardt Jr leads a pack of 10 cars that stay out.
28 to go, Austin Dillon leads. He pitted on lap 10 of the race.
24 to go, the caution is out, as Clint Bowyer is stopped on the track. Dillon pits and Davison cycles back to the race lead.
Green, Davison leads with a push from Keselowski.
22 to go, big crash! Corey LaJoie turns Denny Hamlin and Hamlin then collects Larson. The track is blocked and 10+ cars are involved. The caution is back out.
Green, Davison and Kesleowski run side by side for the lead. They remain side by side into turn three. Davison clears him and throws a block to hold the lead.
14 to go
14 to go, Austin Dillon spins and the caution is out.
Green, Davison leads Smithley and Keselowski into turn one.
10 to go, Larson, Briscoe and Hamlin fight for space and they run three wide. All three of them wreck. As the track is blocked, many more are collected. Caution.
Green, Davison leads with a huge shove from Keselowski. Smithley falls outside the top 5 as he struggles to get the power down on the outside lane.
6 to go, Haley spins off turn two. Bubba Wallace is collected, caution.
— Green, White, Checkered —
Green, Davison leads lead into turn one. Keselowski looks to the outside, Davison moves up to block and Keselowski cuts to the inside! Keselowski to the lead with a push!
White flag, Kesleowski leads with a push from Christopher Bell.
Keselowski blocks Bell into turn three.
Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega Superspeedway!
eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational
April 21, 2021
The following includes all sessions from Wednesday night’s digital race:
Qualifying (Combined) : 1. James Davison (51.925); 2. Anthony Alfredo (51.932); 3 Garrett Smithley (51.933); 4. Denny Hamlin (51.937); 5. Kyle Busch (51.961); 6. Timmy Hill (51.974); 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr (51.976); 8. Michael McDowell (51.978); 9. Kevin Harvick (51.980); 10. Matt DiBenedetto (51.987);
11. Kyle Larson; 12. Brad Keselowski; 13. Chris Buescher; 14. Bubba Wallace; 15. Austin Dillon; 16. Corey LaJoie; 17. Martin Truex Jr; 18. Joey Gase; 19. William Byron; 20. Aric Almirola;
21. Tyler Reddick; 22. Jesse Iwuju; 23. Chase Elliott; 24. Christopher Bell; 25. Ryan Newman; 26. Quin Houff; 27. Cole Custer; 28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 29. Justin Haley; 30. Joey Logano;
31. BJ McLeod; 32. Chase Briscoe; 33. Alex Bowman; 34. Clint Bowyer; 35. Josh Bilicki; 36. Daniel Suarez; 37. Ross Chastain; 38. Erik Jones (No Time); 39. Keelan Harvick (No Time); 40. Ryan Blaney (No Time);
(70 Laps – $5,000 to win)
1. Brad Keswelowski
2. Christopher Bell
3. Kyle Busch
4. Timmy Hill
5. Alex Bowman
6. Michael McDowell
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr
8. James Davison
9. Cole Custer
10. Austin Dillon
11. Justin Haley
12. Bubba Wallace
13. Kevin Harvick
14. Garrett Smithley
15. Ryan Blaney
16. Chris Buescher
17. Kyle Larson
18. Ryan Newman
19. Jesse Iwuiji
20. Clint Bowyer
21. Denny Hamlin
22. Martin Truex Jr
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
24. Erik Jones
25. Daniel Suarez
26. Quin Houff
27. Joshua Bilicki
28. Corey LaJoie
29. Tyler Reddick
30. Anthony Alfredo
31. Ross Chastain
32. William Byron
33. Chase Elliott
34. Matt DiBenedetto
35. Joey Gase
36. Chase Briscoe
37. Joey Logano
38. Keelan Harvick
39. BJ McLeod
40. Aric Almirola