Entry list, race procedure for iRacing Pro Invitational Series at Bristol Motor Speedway

Staff Report
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Virtual Bristol Motor Speedway will host two races this week as the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series gets a bit of a new look.

What won‘t be different is the participation of NASCAR Cup Series stars, both past and present. What will be different is the race format on Sunday — plus a new Saturday night show that uses ARCA Menards Series cars and includes drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA, the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.

The lineup for Sunday’s main event, the Food City Showdown presented by M&Ms (1 p.m. ET, FOX, FS1, FOX Sports App), will be set after two heat races. Everyone in the heat races will transfer to the main event.

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Additional information:

A two-lap qualifying effort will determine the lineup for the heat races.
Drivers who qualify in an odd position (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) will be placed in Heat 1.
Drivers who qualifying in an even position (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) will be placed in Heat 2.

There will be two heat races, 50 laps each, with no elimination. Every driver will advance to the main 150-lap event. The heat races set the grid for the main event and the winner of the first heat race will start on the pole. Cautions will be enabled during the heat races and drivers will receive two “resets” for their heat races. Unused “resets” do not carry over to the main race.

Finishing order from Heat 1 will determine odd positions for the Main Event (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.). The Busch Pole will be awarded to the winner of Heat 1.
Finishing order from Heat #2 will determine even grid positions for the Main Event (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.)
No drivers will be eliminated in these races; all 32 competitors will advance.

The main event race itself will consist of 150 laps with double-file restarts and lapped cars will go to the rear. There will be three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, if necessary.

Drivers will be allowed two resets this week at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway. If a car is damaged, drivers must drive back to their pit stall and come to a complete stop. This will automatically apply the fast repair and give the driver a new car.

Below is the entry list, subject to change.

FOOD CITY SHOWDOWN PRESENTED BY M&Ms ENTRY LIST

* Subject to change

 

No.

Driver

Affiliation

1

Kurt Busch

Chip Ganassi Racing

2

Brad Keselowski

Team Penske

3

Austin Dillon

Richard Childress Racing

6

Ross Chastain

Roush Fenway Racing

8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Invitational

9

Chase Elliott

Hendrick Motorsports

11

Denny Hamlin

Joe Gibbs Racing

12

Ryan Blaney

Team Penske

13

Ty Dillon

Germain Racing

14

Clint Bowyer

Stewart-Haas Racing

17

Chris Buescher

Roush Fenway Racing

18

Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing

19

Bobby Labonte

Invitational

20

Erik Jones

Joe Gibbs Racing

21

Matt DiBenedetto

Wood Brothers Racing

22

Joey Logano

Team Penske

24

William Byron

Hendrick Motorsports

31

Tyler Reddick

Richard Childress Racing

34

Michael McDowell

Front Row Motorsports

37

Ryan Preece

JTG Daugherty Racing

38

John Hunter Nemechek

Front Row Motorsports

42

Kyle Larson

Chip Ganassi Racing

43

Bubba Wallace

Richard Petty Motorsports

47

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

JTG Daugherty Racing

48

Jimmie Johnson

Hendrick Motorsports

51

Garrett Smithley

Invitational

66

Timmy Hill

Invitational

77

Parker Kligerman

Invitational

88

Alex Bowman

Hendrick Motorsports

89

Landon Cassill

Invitational

95

Christopher Bell

Leavine Family Racing

96

Daniel Suarez

Gaunt Brothers Racing

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