Robert Wickens officially out of IndyCar iRacing at Watkins Glen

Nate Ryan
NBC Sports

After briefly seeming he would be able to make the opener of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, Robert Wickens announced Saturday he is officially out.

Despite a last-scramble to provide him equipment, Wickens tweeted that his Max Papis Innovations steering wheel wouldn’t arrive in time because of a courier problem.

“I can’t thank Max Papis and Cary Bettenhausen enough for all their hard work to try (to) make this happen,” Wickens said in a statement. “I see sim racing as more than a six-race challenge with friends and competitors. I have been working with Arrow McLaren SP to continue to develop what I need to return to racing. Sim racing will be the perfect platform for that.”

RACE INFORMATION: Full details for today’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge

Wickens had put a last-minute call out Thursday night after problems acquiring simulation rig equipment, and it had seemed hopeful Friday.

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge, which will include several NTT Series stars and seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson racing at Watkins Glen International, will begin at 4 p.m. ET on IndyCar.com and several streaming platforms.




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