Earnhardt, Jr. tweeted that he has received an invite and will participate in the Saturday, April 11th IndyCar iRacing event at the virtual Michigan Speedway.
Rick Cody Ware Racing Owner Rick Ware said the shutdown of racing due to the coronavirus pandemic has "dramatically complicated things" from a financial standpoint, as his NASCAR Cup Series teams probably will "lose $600,000-800,000 in sponsorship", Sports Business Daily reports.
If the invite comes from IndyCar, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he happily will accept - and he'd be looking forward to the apparent next race in the iRacing Challenge, NBC Sports reports.
On Sunday afternoon, Ben Blessing was in his home in Tennessee, running around his living room screaming, "I ain't paying him a cent." Blessing is referring to Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., the NASCAR driver that Blessing's company Blue-Emu agreed to sponsor for the virtual iRacing event on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Action Network reports.
William Byron, who had led the most laps in the first two events but hadn't won, avoided problems this time to win Sunday's eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, NBC Sports reports.
Scott McLaughlin won the iRacing IndyCar Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park, holding off teammate Will Power in a 1-2 finish Saturday for Team Penske, NBC Sports reports.
NASCAR has maintained that it will do whatever it can to get all 36 races races in this season - double-headers, mid-week races, whatever - despite only having four so far. But the future for everyone is uncertain. Jimmie Johnson says an opportunity could be there to return to NASCAR in 2021, USA Today reports.
Christopher Bell captured the win in Wednesday night's World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing Invitational at the virtual Dirt Track at Charlotte live on FS1, Motor Racing Network reports.
Timmy Hill gave the afternoon's dominant car, driven by William Byron, the virtual "bump-and-run" with three laps remaining to take the race lead and then ultimately held off fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Preece and Garrett Smithley for the victory in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 125, the second event in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, NASCAR Wire Service reports.
Sage Karam won the opener of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, leading virtually start fo finish at Watkins Glen International Saturday afternoon, NBC Sports reports.
Jimmie Johnson will get a head start on his hopes of racing against the stars of IndyCar. The seven-time NASCAR champion was added Friday to the entry list of Saturday's IndyCar iRacing Challenge. The opener of the six-race series will be contested at Watkins Glen International, NBC Sports reports.
Greg Biffle will make his return to Roush Fenway's No. 16 this weekend, when he takes the wheel of the Castrol(C) Ford Mustang in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event set at Texas Motor Speedway, Roush Feneway Racing PR reports.
Denny Hamlin edged Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a door-banging final push to the checkered flag in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series debut event, the Dixie Vodka 150, at iRacing's virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, NASCAR Wire Service reports.
NASCAR announced Monday that it will postpone five more race weekends because of COVID-19 with the hope of returning to racing May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway, NBC Sports reports.
Brett Moffitt fractured both of his legs on Saturday in a motocross bike accident and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
NASCAR announced Friday that both this weekend's Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 in Atlanta and the upcoming Dixie Vodka 400 in Miami, which was scheduled for March 22, have been postponed, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
Ryan Newman said Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today" show that he suffered a bruised brain and was knocked unconscious in his Daytona 500 crash, but he wants to return to racing "as soon as I possibly can.", NBC Sports reports.
Ryan Blaney crashed and finished 37th in the Fan Shield 500 at Phoenix Raceway Sunday afternoon.
Larson finished fourth in the Fan Shield 500 at Phoenix Raceway Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Larson finished fourth in the Fan Shield 500 at Phoenix Raceway Sunday afternoon.