Entertainment came again from the pilots, most of whom broadcast their gaming experiences for fans to spy on the action and the arguments.
Bubba Wallace appeared to “rage to quit” after an incident with Cling Bowyer. “That’s why I don’t take this shit seriously. Peace, “said Wallace on his play stream. After fans tore him up on Twitter, he laughed at how seriously some people take iRacing.
“I ruined so many people’s day by quitting … a video game,” he wrote. “Bahaha. A video game. Damn, life in quarantine is tough. He also admitted that he had resigned in a second position.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson fired his spotter within 20 laps of the race after falsely saying he was away from another car, and then crashed. Erik Jones had internet problems that caused him to miss qualifying, and Daniel Suarez was stationed for the second week in a row and was joined this time by Kyle Larson after the two got tangled up on the right track.
Suarez was not happy, complaining that Larson should have been disqualified as he was last week “and about our” race incident “, he pushed me on the apron … if it was real life, my amigo would get hers, but he would be hit, “he tweeted.
Teams and drivers are doing everything in their power to keep the sport moving forward while revenues have frozen. Landon Cassill signed a sponsor for his iRacing and had the sponsor logos prominently behind him while he was running.
The iRacing series has been a savior for the motorsport industry – IndyCar launched a series a week after Nascar, and Saturday’s second race was broadcast on NBC Sports – and the first two Nascar televised events have both established esports records. More than a million people watched last week when Fox made the race available to affiliates and also broadcast it nationwide on its cable channel.
Rita Wilson, who, with husband Tom Hanks, recovered from Covid-19, sang the national anthem at her home in California, and Rob Gronkowski and Mojo Rawley instructed drivers to start their engines (virtual ) from WrestleMania.