Hilarious moments as NASCAR drivers go virtual during Sunday’s iRacing Pro Invitational

first_imgNASCAR went viral on Sunday for the iRacing Pro Invitational and drivers had a lot of fun with the unique event.Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were just some of the big names who took part in the 100-lap simulation-style esports race on a virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. WE ARE GREEN! pic.twitter.com/x3Zsf3OA5U— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 22, 2020The race featured competitors from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, NASCAR Cup Series and a few NASCAR dignitaries.What is NASCAR’s iRacing Pro Series? Start time, drivers participating & how to watch the virtual racesThe best part about the whole thing? No one seemed to take it that seriously, which led to some pretty hilarious moments.Jimmie Johnson almost missed the start because he couldn’t get signed-in to the virtual race.Classic. @JimmieJohnson checks in live with @JeffGordonWeb during the #ProInvitationalSeries and says he needs to “learn different cars” for his 2021 schedule. 👀(And Jeff helps him notice a bit of damage 😂) pic.twitter.com/5gFgl1f0e3— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 22, 2020 Alex Bowman let his dog takeover during a caution. Update: I have to pee. Finn may take over during the next caution. I’m sure that’ll come soon pic.twitter.com/TQadkvIce2— Alex Bowman (@AlexBowman88) March 22, 2020In-home postrace reporters became a thing.Post race interview brought to you by my at home reporter @LucyH_Says! pic.twitter.com/eYWwbo5JiJ— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) March 22, 2020Parker Kligerman revealed that his sim rig wasn’t that fancy.Everyone’s been showing off their sim rig. So thought I should show mine. It’s a mix of DIY and off the shelf stuff – not great. Needs work. #ProInvitationalSeries @Valvoline | @BurtKligEsports pic.twitter.com/N2vZHl8cMl— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) March 22, 2020Clint Bowyer said his wife really disliked how much time he was spending on his sim rig practicing.”IT’S WIDE OPEN, BOYS!” @ClintBowyer is ready to go iRacing. He’s our in-race reporter today.Use #NASCARonFS1 to let us know what you think about having LIVE racing back on your TV. pic.twitter.com/4qV2XcklIW— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 22, 2020Denny Hamlin’s daughter brought him a drink during the middle of the race.Did I do that? – [email protected] #CokePartner pic.twitter.com/IP8QwDDfkh— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) March 22, 2020Fans watched crew chief updates from the living room.Crew Chief update… @Blaney pic.twitter.com/nDRCPnk1Xd— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) March 22, 2020In the end, Hamlin took the win.Burn ’em down, @dennyhamlin!#ProInvitationalSeries pic.twitter.com/qzqJxR7DpE— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 22, 2020 And may have gotten himself in trouble with his wife.What a swing of emotions for a 7 year old. And a dollar into the swear jar 😳🤐 pic.twitter.com/JB4Z2j3vai— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) March 22, 2020And finally, Dale Earnhardt revealed he’s been virtual racing with Hamlin for the past two decades.Pro Invitation post race report, P2 https://t.co/C8Lb1R3FTk— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 22, 2020last_img read more