NASCAR Preview: 2020 eNASCAR O'Reilly Auto Parts 125

Last week the NASCAR community built on its successful iRacing Series, the weekly eNASCAR Coke Series, with the inaugural running of the Pro Invitational Series.

The virtual race featuring real drivers from NASCAR’s elite series garnish almost a million viewers to the broadcast which aired on FS1. Buckle up, this Sunday the event moves to Texas for the running of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 125.


Once again, it will be a virtual event as will the remaining races in the series until live-action can return to the tracks. But that’s not stopping a combination of NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series from taking part.

And, like any given race weekend, Fox motorsports commentators Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy, and Larry McReynolds will be calling the race. It will also include in-race commentary from Stewart-Hass Racing driver Clint Bowyer.


2020 eNASCAR O'Reilly Auto Parts 125 Viewing Info

Date:      Sunday, March 29, 2020

Track:    Texas Motor Speedway/Virtual

Time:     1:00pm/et

Laps:     125

Miles:    187.5

TV:         Fox, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports App

Stream: Some drivers will be broadcasting via their Twitch.TV channels


O'Reilly Auto Parts 125 Entry List to Date*

Denny Hamlin

Chase Briscoe                        

Jimmie Johnson            

Kyle Busch

Timmy Hill

Erik Jones

Matt DiBenedetto

Clint Bowyer

Austin Dillon

Anthony Alfredo

Myatt Snider

Kaz Grala

John Hunter Nemechek

Michael McDowell

Ryan Blaney

William Byron

Erik Jones

Spencer Boyd

Joe Graf Jr

Tyler Reddick

Todd Gilliland

AJ Yeley

*The official starting grid and complete entry list will not be available until race day. The field is set for 35 cars made up of drivers from the Cup, Xfinity, and Gander Truck Series. Heat races will help in determining the field.


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How they Finished Last Week – Dixie Vodka 150

1. Denny Hamlin

2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

3. Timmy Hill

4. Chase Briscoe

5. Garrett Smithley

6. Alex Bowman

7. Bubba Wallace

8. Ryan Preece

9. Ty Majeski

10. Erik Jones

11. Matt DiBenedetto

12. Landon Cassill

13. Parker Kligerman

14. Ross Chastain

15. Joey Logano

16. Clint Bowyer

17. Ryan Truex

18. Bobby Labonte

19. Ty Dillon

20. Justin Allgaier

21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr

22. Austin Cindric

23. Michael McDowell

24. Chase Elliott

25. Brad Keselowski

26. Christopher Bell

27. Austin Dillon

28. Chris Buescher

29. Kyle Busch

30. John Hunter Nemechek

31. Jimmie Johnson

32. Anthony Alfredo

33. Kyle Larson

34. William Byron

35. Kurt Busch

There are currently no betting lines posted for eNASCAR events at this time. However, if the sports shutdown lasts much longer, more data is accumulated on eNASCAR and millions of fans flock to watch the events, you can be sure odds will get posted.

Before I let you go, did you know there are Current Events Specials you can bet at America’s Bookie and other online sportsbooks? For example, you can bet which league will play a game first. One example has the MLB a -235 favorite to play before the NBA at +185. Top gaming sites get creative with their betting menu regularly, and they are stepping up their game in the corona sports stoppage.

About the Author

Kent Whitaker is an award-winning author, culinary writer and sports writer. Whitaker's books range from BBQ, Grilling, Tailgating and additional culinary titles to WWII history books, books about NASCAR and racing and titles for kids.

Whitaker, known as “the Deck Chef,” has a culinary, history and journalism background. He credits this for his cookbook writing style. “My books are people based. I interview, gather recipes from real people and sources – and combine the recipes with back-stories. My cookbooks are slices of culinary history.”

Whitaker can also be found on TV, Radio, Print, and as a celebrity spokesperson. He has appeared on radio and TV including Food Network. He’s the Emeril Live Barbecue Contest winner and columnist for the National Barbecue News.

Whitaker has covered NASCAR, IndyCar, ARCA Racing, The NFL, SEC Football, Professional Golf and more. His books include:

·      Great American Grilling – Ultimate Backyard Barbecue and Tailgating

·      The Gulf Coast Seafood Cookbook

·      Smoke in the Mountains - The Art of Appalachian Barbecue

·      Checkered Flag Cooking - Tailgating Stock Car Racing

·      The Hometown Cookbook Series; The Tennessee Hometown Cookbook, as well as Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, and Florida.

·      The USS Alabama - The History of the Mighty A

·      Talladega Superspeedway

·      Bullets and Bread - Feeding the Greats and Grunts of WWII

·      Big Mo's Tennis Ball Hunt

·       Why Are the Mountains Smokey?

Kent has worked with several brands as spokesperson. Companies include Check Mark, ALPO, TimberTech, Vermont Castings, Pabst Blue Ribbon, E.H. Campbell Trading, Big Show Foods, and others. Whitaker, and his wife Allyson, hosted a NASCAR and racing themed show on ESPN Radio for several years. That show has morphed into a weekly short format tailgate show heard on over 50 affiliates nationwide.

Kent is also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and severed on the National Staff as an AUXCHEF/AUX Food Service Specialist and National Branch Chief.

Kent and his wife Allyson live in Tennessee and have one ARMY Strong son, Macee. You can visit him online at and Twitter/Instagram @thekentwhitaker.