NASCAR drivers make their debut on Circuit of the Americas
Today, NASCAR’s newest road course is set for a digital debut. The NASCAR Cup Series stars are set to tackle Circuit of the Americas in an online race ahead of the real-world race weekend.
View COTA iRacing results below.
This is a caution free race. The setups are fixed and drivers have two resets to repair all damage. Circuit of the Americas stretches 3.41-miles over 20 corners.
James Davison and Anthony Alfredo line up on the front row. 32 laps of sim racing are up next…
Green flag, Davison throws a huge block on Alfredo into turn one and he holds the lead into turn two. Kyle Larson clips the wall and drops outside the top 20.
Lap 2, Davison leads Alfredo by 1.1 seconds at the completion of lap one. Byron looks inside of Reddick for 3rd into turn one, he takes that spot. Alfredo struggles off turn one and Byron has a look. Byron gets loose, Alfredo holds 2nd.
Lap 2, Brad Keselowski spins on his own and slams the wall.
Lap 10, Davison leads Alfredo by 7 seconds.
Lap 11, Ross Chastain has climbed from 30th to 11th. Bubba Wallace has climbed from 31st to 15th. Both of these cars had their qualifying laps disallowed due to contact and/or cutting the track.
Lap 15, green flag pit stops are underway. Most of the field is splitting this race in half with just one pit stop. Davison pits from the race lead.
Lap 16, Clint Bowyer misses the pit lane and catches James Davison in the process. Davison still leads and hasn’t picked up much damage.
Lap 19, Denny Hamlin and Michael McDowell make contact and McDowell is sent for a spin off the corner in the battle for 8th.
10 to go, Davison leads Alfredo by 10 seconds.
James Davison smokes them all on the Circuit of the Americas!
eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational
May 19, 2021
The following includes all sessions from Wednesday night’s digital race:
Qualifying (Combined) : 1. James Davison (2:12.114); 2. Anthony Alfredo (2:12.537); 3. Tyler Reddick (2:13.460); 4. Michael McDowell (2:13.599); 5. William Byron (2:13.850); 6. Kyle Larson (2:14.411); 7. Josh Bilicki (2:14.586); 8. Timmy Hill (2:14.729); 9. Chase Briscoe (2:15.234); 10. Kyle Busch (2:15.263);
11. Denny Hamlin; 12. Justin Haley; 13. Chris Buescher; 14. Christopher Bell; 15. Austin Dillon; 16. Alex Bowman; 17. Quin Houff; 18. Ryan Blaney; 19. Cole Custer; 20. Kevin Harvick;
21. Joey Logano; 22. Matt DiBenedetto; 23. Garrett Smithley; 24. Kurt Busch; 25. Brad Keselowski; 26. Kyle Tilley; 27. Jesse Iwuji; 28. Chase Elliott; 29. Clint Bowyer; 30. Ross Chastain;
31. Bubba Wallace; 32. Martin Truex Jr; 33. Aric Almirola; 34. Ryan Newman; 35. Corey LaJoie; 36. Daniel Suarez; 37. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 38. Erik Jones; 39. Joey Gase;
(32 Laps – $5,000 to win)
1. James Davison
2. Anthony Alfredo
3. William Byron
4. Tyler Reddick
5. Chris Buescher
6. Timmy Hill
7. Denny Hamlin
8. Joshua Bilicki
9. Michael McDowell
10. Ross Chastain
11. Kyle Larson
12. Kyle Busch
13. Ryan Blaney
14. Justin Haley
15. Daniel Suarez
16. Christopher Bell
17. Chase Briscoe
18. Garrett Smithley
19. Matt DiBenedetto
20. Austin Dillon
21. Cole Custer
22. Alex Bowman
23. Quin Houff
24. Bubba Wallace
25. Corey LaJoie
26. Martin Truex JR
27. Joey Logano
28. Erik Jones
29. Joey Gase
30. Kyle Tilley
31. Kevin Harvick
32. Kurt Busch
33. Jesse Iwuji
34. Clint Bowyer
35. Ryan Newman
36. Ricky Stenhouse JR
37. Aric Almirola
38. Brad Keselowski
39. Chase Elliott
eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational
Circuit of the Americas
May 5, 2021