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June 16, 2020 | 9:00 p.m. EST ET
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  • Justin Bolton
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  • Dylan Duval
  • 41
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CAR NO. 10

Justin Bolton
CAR NO. 41

Dylan Duval
  • Born: April 18, 1995
  • Hometown: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Qualification: Top-20 in 2019 World Championship standings
  • Facebook: /duval42
  • Twitter: @dduval42
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Details:

  • Race: North Wilkesboro 160 (Round 7)
  • Series:  eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series
  • Time/Date: 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 9
  • Location: Virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway (.625-mile oval)
  • Distance:  160 laps (100 miles)

Where to Watch:

  • FOX network - Announcers: Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds
  • FS1 (DIRECTV Channel 219 and Dish Channel 150)
  • FOX Sports app
  • FOX Sports Racing for fans in Canada
  • Twitch.tv/StewartHaaseSports

DYK:

  • "Nice Six Pack": The six most watched esports events in U.S. television history are as follows…

1. March 29 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Texas Motor Speedway with 1.34 million viewers.
2. April 26 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Talladega Superspeedway with 1.24 million viewers.
3. April 5 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Bristol Motor Speedway with1.179 million viewers.
4. April 19 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Richmond Raceway with971,000 viewers.
5. March 22 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with 903,000 viewers.
6. May 3 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Dover International Speedway with 903,000 viewers.

  • Lots of Eyes on iRacing: The May 3 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from Dover was the second-most watched sports event of the weekend. The most-watched sports event? Michael Jordan ‘The Last Dance’ documentary on ESPN.
  • The Kids Are Alright: Among the coveted 18-49 year-old demographic, the May 3 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from Dover was the No. 1 most-watched sports event of the weekend.
  • “Toasty!”: Prior to the debut of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, what was the most watched esports event in U.S. television history? Mortal Kombat when it aired on The CW in 2016.

Overview:

  • Virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway marks the final race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, as real racing returns May 17 with the Darlington 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at the real Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
  • The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series was a multi-week series emulating the original 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule. With the sports world on hiatus due to the coronavirus, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series existed in place of actual NASCAR events. The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series was an exhibition esports series featuring a collection of past and present racecar drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • The iRacing undercard event the day prior to Saturday’s headlining eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race is the Friday Night Thunder race at virtual Martinsville Speedway where drivers compete in virtual NASCAR Xfinity Series cars. The Thunder event complements the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Xfinity Series driver, Chase Briscoe, will compete in Friday Night Thunder.
  • The livestream of Friday Night Thunder begins at 8 p.m. EDT on eNASCAR.com/live. Single-car qualifying begins at 8:05 p.m., which sets the lineup for four, 10-lap heat races. Six cars advance from each heat to the feature, with the final six spots in the 30-car field coming from the top-six finishers of a 15-lap consolation race, which takes place after the heat races and is comprised of drivers who have not yet qualified. The 125-lap feature race then follows.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Hunt Bros Pizza Ford Mustang:
“I actually tested my Cup car at North Wilkesboro in 2011 or 2012 – somewhere in that timeframe. We ran our car around there because they had it cleaned up enough and were running some races there. I’ve never actually run a race at North Wilkesboro other than those few laps I ran on that particular day. Dale (Earnhardt) Jr., and iRacing, obviously, pushed to get that track scanned, and it looks just like North Wilkesboro. I think it’s a great move, and I look forward to running there in my Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang before we go back to real racing.”

 

  • This is Harvick’s fourth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Harvick started 18th and finished 18th in the previous eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Dover.
  • Harvick’s best eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series finish is 12th, earned April 26 at Talladega.


Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang:

“I have actually really enjoyed my short time in iRacing. I think it’s so cool to be able to virtually race somewhere we can’t in real life. We finished 10th at Dover by surviving, and I’m sure that will be the strategy this weekend. I think it will be a bit more of an even playing field now because the track is relatively new to everyone. The coolest thing about racing this weekend is that we surprised my wife, Janice, with a paint scheme that she colored a few weeks ago. We got bored and decided to color some fun paint schemes with the kids. Smithfield was kind enough to approve it and put it on the racecar to dedicate to Janice for Mother’s Day. If I win in this paint scheme, we might have to run it again on a real track.”

 

  • This is Almirola’s third eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Almirola started 27th and finished 10th in the previous eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Dover. It is his best eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series result.

Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Center/Cummins #ThankATrucker Ford Mustang:
“How we used iRacing with our sport has been phenomenal. It gave us an opportunity to reach our fans and gave them some great entertainment. I’ve been entertained. I hope it shows. Jeff (Gordon) and I have been having a blast down there at the (FOX) studio calling these races. It has been a lot of fun, but it’s not much longer until we get back to real racing, and that’s what all of us want. I don’t know if you’ve noticed or paid attention, but the ones who are winning these iRaces are the ones that don’t have a family or a wife to answer to. So no, I don’t have much of a chance for success, but I’m still going to have fun in my Rush Truck Centers/Cummins Ford Mustang.”


  • This is Bowyer’s sixth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Bowyer started 17th and finished 33rd in his last eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega.
  • Bowyer’s best eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series finish is 11th, earned twice (March 29 at Texas and April 5 at Bristol).

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 41 Haas Tooling Ford Mustang:
“I’ve never been to North Wilkesboro before, but it’s cool how when you drive to Bristol that you can see the track right off the highway, and you can kind of think about what it used to be back in its heyday. It will be really interesting since there are only a handful of guys who have driven on the track, so there will be a lot of learning for everyone to get it figured out, that's for sure. I’ll definitely spend a couple more hours to try and get an idea of what to do in my Haas Tooling Ford Mustang since I’ve never been there.”


  • This is Custer’s third eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Custer started 36th and finished 12th in the previous eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Dover. It is his best eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series result.

Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 High Point/Ford Performance Racing School Ford Mustang:
“Martinsville is such a fun track. You really have to understand how to get around it and find your rhythm, and that all still applies in the sim world. I got to race Martinsville a few weeks ago as part of the NBC eSports Short Track iRacing Challenge and was able to come away with a win, so I feel like if I can make it through the heat races and start up front, I could have a chance to do it again. It’s really all about track position and staying up front and out of trouble. That’s really been the plan for most of these races, but it hasn’t worked out all that well. We’ll give it one more shot forHighPoint.com and Ford Performance Racing School before we hit the track for real at Darlington."


  • This is Briscoe’s fourth undercard race to the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. In his last outing at Dover, he finished fourth in his heat race and started 14th in the feature before finishing 14th. It is his best finish in the undercard event.
  • Briscoe is an iRacing regular, with most of his races coming in the Xfinity Series.

Matthew Selby, a.k.a. ‘Slick’ and Brandyn Gritton, a.k.a. ‘Hot Rod’ Aren’t Scared of the Monster Mile

Details:

  • Event: eNASCAR Heat Pro League (Round 3 of 14)
  • Series: NASCAR Xfinity Series
  • Time/Date: 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6
  • Location: Virtual Dover International Speedway (1-mile, concrete oval)
  • Distance: 70 laps (70 miles)

Where to Watch:

Overview:

  • Stewart-Haas eSports fields two drivers in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League – one for Xbox One and the other for PlayStation 4 (PS4).
  • Matthew Selby, a.k.a. “Slick” (SHRe Slick 4), competes on the Xbox One platform, and Brandyn Gritton, a.k.a. “Hot Rod” (SHRe_HotRod_14), races on the PS4 version. Selby is new to the team in 2020 while this is Gritton’s second season.
  • In the two eNASCAR Heat Pro League races held thus far, both Stewart-Haas eSports drivers have scored top-10 finishes in each race.
  • Selby finished fifth in his first career eNASCAR Heat Pro League start April 22 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and sixth in the series’ last race April 29 at virtual Watkins Glen International.
  • Gritton finished sixth in the season opener at Homestead and seventh at Watkins Glen. He now has 11 career top-10s.
  • This is the eNASCAR Heat Pro League’s first visit to virtual Dover International Speedway.
  • Stewart-Haas eSports enters Dover seventh in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship standings with 72 points, 31 behind series-leading Chip Ganassi Gaming.

Matthew Selby, a.k.a. “Slick”, driver of the No. 4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang on Xbox One:
“Dover is named the ‘Monster Mile’ for a reason – very hard on equipment and drivers. Plan is to be aggressive all race in our Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford Mustang while being smart. In other words, out ‘Slick’ the competition and Miles.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
Selby is new to Stewart-Haas eSports, but he is not new to sim racing. The 17-year-old from Louisville, Kentucky, has been sim racing for 10 years, belying his status as an eNASCAR Heat Pro League rookie.

Brandyn Gritton, a.k.a. “Hot Rod”, driver of the No. 14 DEKALB Ford F-150 on PS4:  

“We didn’t run Dover last year, but I believe we have a race-winning car tonight. Just hope we play the fuel mileage right, as fuel mileage has been what’s decided these races of late. But when it comes to speed alone, I believe we have the fastest PEAK Coolant & Antifreeze Ford Mustang, hands down.”

Gritton helped Stewart-Haas eSports win last year’s inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship, and he returned in 2020 to defend the team’s title. The 24-year-old from Kokomo, Indiana, led the league in wins (4), poles (7) and laps led (219) in 2019. Gritton’s victories came at Bristol Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway and Phoenix Raceway.
Background:

  • The eNASCAR Heat Pro League is the first-ever console-based NASCAR eSports league and it races on NASCAR Heat 4, the latest game in the NASCAR Heat franchise.
  • The eNASCAR Heat Pro League features a 14-race schedule comprised of virtual racetracks from the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series. The four-month schedule is divided into three, four-race segments, followed by a wild-card race before culminating with a championship race.
  • Segment No. 1: April 22 NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, April 29 Truck Series race at Watkins Glen International, May 6 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway and May 13 Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
  • Segment No. 2: May 20 Truck Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, May 27 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, June 3 Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway and June 10 Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
  • Segment No. 3: June 17 Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway, June 24 Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway, July 1 Xfinity Series race at Road America and July 8 Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
  • The wild-card race will be a Cup Series race July 15 at Daytona International Speedway with the championship race also being a Cup Series event on a TBD date at a TBD track.
  • This is the second season of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League and Stewart-Haas eSports is the reigning champion after winning last year’s inaugural title.

 
Even in Sim Racing, Nothing Simple about Monster Mile

Details:

  • Race:  eNASCAR Finish Line 150 (Round 6)
  • Series:  eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series
  • Time/Date:  1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 3
  • Location:  Dover International Speedway (1-mile, concrete oval)
  • Distance:  150 laps (150 miles)

Where to Watch:

  • FOX network - Announcers: Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds
  • FS1 (DIRECTV Channel 219 and Dish Channel 150)
  • FOX Sports app
  • FOX Sports Racing for fans in Canada
  • Twitch.tv/StewartHaaseSports

DYK:

  • Gimme Five: The five most watched esports events in U.S. television history are as follows…

1. March 29 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Texas Motor Speedway with 1.34 million viewers.
2. April 26 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Talladega Superspeedway with 1.24 million viewers.
3. April 5 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Bristol Motor Speedway with1.179 million viewers.
4. April 19 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Richmond Raceway with971,000 viewers.
5. March 22 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race from virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with 903,000 viewers.

  • Trivia Time: Prior to the debut of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, what was the most watched esports event in U.S. television history? Mortal Kombat when it aired on The CW in 2016. That was four years ago, seemingly the equivalent of the time period between March 13 and April 30, 2020, and roughly six times longer than Han Solo was frozen in carbonite.

Overview:

  • The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is an exhibition esports series featuring a collection of past and present racecar drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series.
  • The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is a multi-week series emulating the original 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
  • With the sports world on hiatus due to the coronavirus, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series exists in place of actual NASCAR events.
  • The iRacing undercard event the day prior to Sunday’s headlining eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race is the Saturday Night Thunder race where drivers compete in virtual NASCAR Xfinity Series cars. The Thunder event complements the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series and Stewart-Haas Racing’s Xfinity Series driver, Chase Briscoe, will compete in Saturday Night Thunder.
  • The livestream of Saturday Night Thunder begins at 8 p.m. EDT on eNASCAR.com/live. Single-car qualifying begins at 8:05 p.m., which sets the lineup for four, 10-lap heat races, with each heat race including as many as 20 drivers. Six cars advance from each heat to the feature, with the final two spots in the 26-car field coming from the top-two finishers of a 15-lap consolation race, which takes place after the heat races and is comprised of drivers who have not yet qualified. The 125-lap feature race then follows.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Busch Light Ford Mustang:
“Probably the biggest difference in iRacing is the motion. They’ve done a really good job of developing their racetracks with the signs and cracks and bumps and the different things that go with them, but with iRacing, I have it all turned off on my Busch Light Ford Mustang. You can feel it a little bit in the pedals and the steering wheel, but for me, with the more you turn off on iRacing, the better it is.”


  • This is Harvick’s third eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Harvick started 24th and finished 12th in the previous eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at Talladega.
  • In actual NASCAR Cup Series racing at Dover, Harvick has two wins, eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes with 1,443 laps led in 38 career starts.
  • Harvick’s Dover victories came in October 2015 and May 2018.


Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 10 Smithfield Ford Mustang:

“Dover is one of my favorite tracks in real life, but after iRacing last weekend at Talladega in mySmithfield Ford Mustang, I know it’s an entirely different feel. We finished 18th last weekend after knocking some rust off. It’s going to be tough to get up to speed with a lot of these guys with the limited amount of practice I’ll have. Being a homeschool teacher and dad during the week doesn’t free up much time, so the young guys have even more of an advantage on us. I’m looking forward to iRacing at a track like Dover where we’re up on the wheel the entire race. It will be fun for me to try a new track style and, as always, fun for the fans watching again.”


  • This is Almirola’s second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Almirola started 21st and finished 18th in his eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series debut last Sunday at Talladega.
  • In actual NASCAR Cup Series racing at Dover, Almirola has two top-five and three top-10 finishes with 64 laps led in 15 career starts.
  • Almirola’s best Dover finish is fifth, earned twice (May 2015 and October 2015).

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 41 Haas Tooling Ford Mustang:
“Things from real life definitely apply to iRacing, but you also have to learn all the other little things that are unique to iRacing. This time has definitely opened my mind to iRacing. I think in the future I’ll want to try and use it a little more for races coming up in my Haas Tooling Ford Mustang, because it can be a good tool to just knock the rust off before going somewhere. I’m looking forward to Dover because I’ve done well there in the past, but I know there’s going to be things to learn. When I won Dover I knew I was always going to have that trophy out somewhere in my house. It’s in my bedroom right now. It’s a trophy that’s so unique and awesome that everyone wants it and has it circled on the schedule.”


  • This is Custer’s second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race.
  • Custer started 23rd and finished 26th in his eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series debut last Sunday at Talladega.
  • In actual racing, Custer has made a total of six Xfinity Series starts at Dover. He has four top-five and five top-10 finishes with a total of 224 laps led, highlighted by a win last October. He is a NASCAR Cup Series rookie and has yet to make a Cup Series start at Dover.
  • Custer also has three NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series starts at Dover, with a best finish of fifth in May 2016.
  • Before Custer advanced to the Truck Series, he raced in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, making two starts at Dover with a best finish of 14th in September 2013.

Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 98 Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang:
“I’m really looking forward to Saturday’s race at Dover and being back in the Production Alliance Group Ford Mustang. Dover is a track I was really excited to get to before the season was put on hold, and this paint scheme is one of my favorites. I know everyone from Production Alliance Group has been following along each week, so hopefully I can put it in victory lane for them on Saturday.”


  • This is Briscoe’s third Saturday Night Thunder race. In his last outing at Talladega, he won his heat race and started second in the feature before finishing 34th.
  • Briscoe is an iRacing regular, with most of his races coming in the Xfinity Series.
  • In actual racing, Briscoe has never competed in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is currently in his second full season of Xfinity Series racing.
  • Briscoe has made a total of four starts at Dover – three in the Xfinity Series (best finish is fifth, earned twice, May 2019 and October 2019, where he started from the pole), and one in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors & RV Truck Series (finished 12th after starting from the pole in June 2017).

 
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
All races start at 9PM ET
Round 1 February 11, 2020 Daytona International Speedway
Round 2 February 25, 2020 Auto Club Speedway
Round 3 March 17, 2020 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Round 4 March 31, 2020 Bristol Motor Speedway
Round 5 April 14, 2020 Richmond Raceway
Round 6 April 28, 2020 Dover International Speedway
Round 7 May 12, 2020 Charlotte Motor Speedway
Round 8 May 26, 2020 Atlanta Motor Speedway
All-Star June 16, 2020
Round 9 June 30, 2020 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Round 10 July 14, 2020 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Round 11 July 28, 2020 Michigan International Speedway
Round 12 August 11, 2020 Watkins Glen International
Round 13 August 25, 2020 Daytona International Speedway
Round 14 September 15, 2020 Darlington Raceway
Round 15* September 24, 2020 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Round 16* October 1, 2020 Talladega Superspeedway
Playoff Round 1* October 8, 2020 Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL
Playoff Round 2* October 15, 2020 Kansas Speedway
Playoff Round 3* October 22, 2020 Texas Motor Speedway
Season Finale* November 1, 2020 Phoenix Raceway