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No more waiting—it’s finally time for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series to officially kick off its season tonight at Daytona International Speedway. After a week of test races kicked off by the Clash at Daytona, the 40 drivers and 20 teams in this year’s championship are ready to get the quest for the championship started, in hopes of taking home their share of a purse worth more than $300,000.

Defending series Zack Novak enters Daytona as the defending race winner, and he’ll look to link up once again with Jimmy Mullis to make a push for the front of the pack. Last year, Novak scored the title for Roush Fenway Racing; this year, he joins Mullis at Richmond Raceway eSports as the replacement for Malik Ray, who jumped to Joe Gibbs Racing. Other superspeedway favorites include William Byron eSports teammates Nick Ottinger and John Gorlinsky, the latter of whom won the Clash after carving through a last-lap accident, the Denny Hamlin Racing duo of Casey Kirwan and Keegan Leahy, and new Clint Bowyer Racing driver Brandon Kettelle.

As a whole, this year’s eNASCAR field may be the deepest in series history, with only a handful of pure rookies and a number of veteran sim racers who returned to iRacing’s highest level of NASCAR competition. Some of the new combinations are intriguing: JTG Daugherty Racing’s Jeremy Allen will hope to replicate the real-world feat of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and put the #47 Chevrolet on the pole on Tuesday, while Kyle Larson Racing’s 1-2 punch of Steve Sheehan and Bob Bryant comprises one of the most experienced teams on the grid. And don’t forget Virtual Racing School, which will pair 2019 Championship 4 driver Bobby Zalenski with four-time eNASCAR champion Ray Alfalla, or Williams Esports, which signed Ryan Luza in free agency.

As for the returning driver-team combinations, JR Motorsports’ Michael Conti and Brad Davies and Burton Kligerman Esports’ Logan Clampitt and Ashton Crowder will all aim to put their new-look rides in Victory Lane. Matt Bussa (Williams Esports), Corey Vincent (Renegades), Jarl Teien (G2 Esports), Chris Overland (Wood Brothers Racing), and Christian Challiner (JTG Daugherty Racing) will also return to the same cars and numbers they ran last year.

The full 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series roster is as follows:

No.

Driver

Home

Team

1 Bob Bryant Biloxi, MS KLR eSports
2 Ray Alfalla Cape Coral, FL Virtual Racing School
3 Blake Reynolds Houston, TX Team Dillon Esports
4 Santiago Tirres Hickory, NC Letarte eSports
5 Matt Bussa Peoria, IL Williams Esports
6 Nathan Lyon St. Louis, MO Roush Fenway Racing
8 Michael Conti Charlotte, NC JR Motorsports
9 Eric Smith Charlotte, NC Jim Beaver eSports
10 Justin Bolton Greensburg, PA Stewart-Haas Gaming
14 Brandon Kettelle Alva, FL Clint Bowyer Racing
15 Michael Guariglia Silver City, NC Jim Beaver eSports
16 Chris Overland San Antonio, TX Wood Brothers Racing
17 Kollin Keister Frostburg, MD Roush Fenway Racing
18 Graham Bowlin Houston, TX Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Garrett Lowe Gastonia, NC Wood Brothers Racing
23 Casey Kirwan Matthews, NC Denny Hamlin Racing
24 Jake Nichols Stella, NC Mode Motorsports
25 Nick Ottinger Claremont, NC William Byron eSports
27 Corey Vincent Louisville, KY Renegades
32 Keegan Leahy Halifax, NS Denny Hamlin Racing
33 Michael Guest Brownsburg, IN Team Dillon Esports
36 Chris Shearburn Springfield, IL Letarte eSports
37 Christian Challiner Stoke-on-Trent, GBR JTG Daugherty Racing
41 Dylan Duval Halifax, NS Stewart-Haas Gaming
42 Steve Sheehan Huntersville, NC KLR eSports
46 Jimmy Mullis Midland, NC Richmond Raceway eSports
47 Jeremy Allen Indianapolis, IN JTG Daugherty Racing
51 Malik Ray Greer, SC Joe Gibbs Racing
53 Ryan Luza Cypress, TX Williams Esports
54 Alex McCollum Phillipsburg, NJ G2 Esports
55 Caine Cook Blue Springs, MO Renegades
66 Jarl Teien Tonsberg, NOR G2 Esports
75 Phillip Diaz Brandon, FL Mode Motorsports
77 Ashton Crowder Charlotte, NC Burton Kligerman eSports
79 Brian Schoenburg Moorpark, CA Clint Bowyer Racing
83 Bobby Zalenski Fresno, CA Virtual Racing School
88 Brad Davies Charlotte, NC JR Motorsports
90 Zack Novak Clinton, CT Richmond Raceway eSports
97 John Gorlinsky Charlotte, NC William Byron eSports
99 Logan Clampitt Trabuco Canyon, CA Burton Kligerman eSports

 

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action from Daytona International Speedway will stream live on Tuesday at 9PM ET/6PM PT. Be sure to tune in on Facebook, Twitch, or YouTube to watch it all go down!

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