The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series has exploded in viewers during the coronavirus crisis. And today DraftKings Sportsbook will have odds available in several states on e-racing, while drivers compete in their homes via some pretty sweet setups for the fifth race of the virtual season.
This weeks’ iRacing contest simulates Talladega Superspeedway, the biggest and fastest track in all of stock car racing.
Denny Hamlin won at Homestad Miami, Timmy Hill at Texas Motor Speedway, and then William Byron has picked up back-to-back wins at Bristol and Richmond. Byron found his Cup ride because of his work in iRacing, so it makes sense he’s dominating these races.
Here’s some of our best bets for this virtual race this weekend, and keep in mind though Bubba Wallace is listed, he has declared himself out of this race.
William Byron +200
Talladega certainly turns up the randomness factor of racing as ‘The Big One’ is coming and for sure will collect plenty of people. But Byron’s dominance over this form of racing should continue. He led 95 of 150 laps at Richmond, 116 of 150 laps led at Bristol, 80 of 125 at Texas before the winner spun him out, and 28 of 100 at Homestead to lead the race before getting wrecked with 21 to go. Byron’s experience in iRacing gives him the biggest edge in sports you can bet on right now.
Parker Kligerman +1400
Has improved every week in the series, finishing seventh at Bristol and third at Richmond last week, adding 16 fastest laps at Strawberry Hill. And don’t worry about him and Byron starting in the back of the field due to the starting grid being reversed based on last week’s results— it’s Talladega, the wreck can get you just as easily in the front as the back.
Jeff Gordon +3300
Gordon has a big advantage over all the other racers in the field in that he’s been a broadcaster for each of these races, but decided to jump in himself for today. Being able to see how everyone has performed from a virtual setup so far with a bird’s eye view gives a different perspective. The fact he decided to enter this week at a track where he had six Cup wins in real life isn’t a coincidence either.
The following are the odds for all drivers for today’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series from Richmond International Raceway:
iNASCAR at Talladega
|Dale Earnhardt Jr||+1100||+275|
|John H. Nemechek||+1400||+350|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr||+8000||+2000|
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