Denny Hamlin Racing’s Keegan Leahy became the 11th different winner in the history of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday night, completing 100 caution-free laps in the season opener as the first driver across the finish line. The Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada native and 2019 season runner-up edged out William Byron eSports’ Nick Ottinger by just four one-thousandths of a second.

Tuesday’s event was a night of firsts: a new series title sponsor in Coca-Cola, new teams from Hamlin, Byron, and Kyle Larson (among others), and a newly expanded prize pool that totals more than $300,000 this season. Leahy staked the first claim to a share of that, earning $1,500 for the Daytona victory, with Ottinger securing $1,000 and polesitter Bobby Zalenski of Virtual Racing School earning $500.

Despite the expanded prize pool, the race improbably went caution-free, with relatively few moments where drivers had to worry about wrecking. The biggest came in the later stages of the race when the lead pack reached Clint Bowyer Racing’s Brian Schoenburg, diving down and making it four wide to pass the lapped car. The move hurt the handful of drivers that had been camping out in the high line, but contact between Schoenburg and Wood Brothers Racing’s Chris Overland didn’t lead to a major wreck.

But superspeedway racing has a way of causing trouble, and while the field made it through Turn 4 clean, contact heading into the tri-oval sent the field wrecking across the finish line. Most of the top 10 made it through clean, but a majority of the field crossed the finish line out of control—including series rookie Graham Bowlin, whose Joe Gibbs Racing car flipped dramatically.

Full results from eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action at Daytona International Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Led

Interval

Best Lap

Pts

1 7 32 Keegan Leahy Toyota 100 25 44.829 45
2 12 25 Nick Ottinger Chevrolet 100 5 -0.004 44.567 40
3 1 83 Bobby Zalenski Chevrolet 100 7 -0.057 44.806 39
4 19 99 Logan Clampitt Toyota 100 0 -0.060 44.459 37
5 8 37 Christian Challiner Chevrolet 100 3 -0.112 44.806 37
6 25 97 John Gorlinsky Chevrolet 100 0 -0.125 44.504 35
7 10 2 Ray Alfalla Chevrolet 100 0 -0.166 44.303 34
8 5 77 Ashton Crowder Toyota 100 0 -0.266 44.827 33
9 29 14 Brandon Kettelle Ford 100 1 -0.274 44.244 33
10 20 53 Ryan Michael Luza Ford 100 0 -0.340 44.481 31
11 35 18 Graham A. Bowlin Toyota 100 9 -0.387 44.471 31
12 11 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 100 0 -0.388 44.702 29
13 18 33 Michael Guest Chevrolet 100 1 -0.406 44.541 29
14 37 17 Kollin Keister Ford 100 1 -0.409 44.437 28
15 4 36 Chris Shearburn Chevrolet 100 18 -0.430 44.576 27
16 22 47 Jeremy R Allen Chevrolet 100 0 -0.450 44.501 25
17 2 46 Jimmy Mullis Toyota 100 0 -0.460 44.587 24
18 6 27 Corey Vincent Ford 100 2 -0.482 44.458 24
19 26 9 Eric J. Smith Ford 100 0 -0.488 44.335 22
20 3 90 Zack Novak Toyota 100 5 -0.520 44.498 22
21 17 3 Blake Reynolds Chevrolet 100 0 -0.543 44.326 20
22 36 23 Casey Kirwan Toyota 100 0 -0.572 44.457 19
23 27 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 100 0 -0.615 44.538 18
24 21 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 100 0 -0.645 44.418 17
25 31 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 100 0 -0.657 44.643 16
26 16 54 Alex McCollum Chevrolet 100 0 -0.711 44.411 15
27 15 16 Chris Overland Ford 100 9 -0.719 44.385 15
28 30 15 Michael Guariglia Ford 100 0 -0.791 44.441 13
29 14 24 Jake Nichols Ford 100 0 -0.798 44.388 12
30 24 10 Justin Bolton Ford 100 2 -0.814 44.412 12
31 23 66 Jarl Teien Chevrolet 100 0 -0.853 44.315 10
32 34 75 Phillip Diaz Ford 100 0 -1.038 44.414 9
33 9 5 Matt Bussa Ford 100 0 -1.139 44.460 8
34 28 4 Santiago Tirres Chevrolet 100 0 -1.405 44.407 7
35 39 42 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 100 0 -19.403 44.680 6
36 38 1 Steve Sheehan Chevrolet 100 0 -19.410 44.489 5
37 33 51 Malik Ray Toyota 100 12 -19.816 44.414 5
38 13 79 Brian Schoenburg Ford 99 0 -1 L 44.915 3
39 32 41 Dylan Duval Ford 99 0 -1 L 44.770 2
40 40 55 Caine Cook Ford 99 0 -1 L 44.912 1

 

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season continues on February 25 at Auto Club Speedway. The race can be streamed live at 9PM ET/6PM PT on eNASCAR.com/live and iracing.com/live. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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