NASCAR and iRacing jointly announced today that a “new-look” Pro Invitational will see NASCAR Cup Series stars compete virtually in a 10-race schedule offering fans a new mid-week competition featuring NASCAR’s top drivers. NBC Sports will air the final five races of the series, with its schedule and details to be announced at a later date.
The first five mid-week events will air on FS1 (S for Sedition?– editor. Note Bene NASCAR has been proactive in banning the Confederate, aka Traitors’ flag. see NASCAR Disavows Racist Confederate Flag and The Confederate Flag, Conservative Politics and NASCAR ) on select Wednesday nights beginning March 24th. The races include Bristol Motor Speedway’s new dirt configuration, Talladega Superspeedway, Darlington Raceway, and Texas’ Circuit of the Americas’ facility. NBC Sports will pick up the second half of the 10-race season once the network’s broadcast window begins in June.
“With the NASCAR Cup Series set to visit new tracks and new markets in 2021, this year’s Pro Invitational will feature a mix of tracks designed primarily to preview the upcoming weekend’s ‘real life’ race – a feature that will be particularly beneficial in giving fans an idea of what to expect as the real-life drivers take on challenging new circuits throughout the season,” NASCAR claimed.