IndyCar releases its entry list for Saturday’s iRacing series opener

Nate Ryan
NBC Sports

IndyCar has unveiled the 26 entries for the opener to its six-race iRacing exhibition season that will begin Saturday.

The track for the race will be revealed Friday after fan voting on social media ends Thursday night.

Each virtual race event, which will last approximately 90 minutes to two hours, will begin at 4 p.m. ET each Saturday through May 2.

Among the drivers competing in the race: defending series champion Josef Newgarden, two-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin, Pato O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist, Will Power, Santino Ferrucci, Graham Rahal, Conor Daly, Simon Pagenaud, Zach Veach, Alexander Rossi, James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan and Sebastien Bourdais.

Robert Wickens, who continues to make a recovery from injuries sustained in an Aug. 19, 2018 crash, was on IndyCar’s original entry list for the race but has pulled out because of equipment availability. An IndyCar spokesman said if the equipment arrives, Wickens could be added to the race.

Scott Speed also has been added to the No. 98, which was listed as TBA and normally is driven by Marco Andretti.

IndyCar will be releasing a final entry list Friday that could include one more addition.

Click here for the entry list in Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge.

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