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
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*
John Hunter Nemechek
Joe Graf Jr
*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.
O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Speedway | Extended Highlights | March 2019
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.
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