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2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series Champion to be Crowned Live on NBC Sports’ ‘NASCAR America’ at 5:00 PM ET Today

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2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series Champion to be Crowned Live on NBC Sports’ ‘NASCAR America’ at 5:00 PM ET Today

NASCAR, NBC Sports and iRacing officially announced a special two-hour edition of NASCAR America which will broadcast the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series championship from the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway live, today at 5 p.m. ET. The first-ever eNASCAR® championship telecast will showcase the crowning of a first-time series champion and determine who will take home the largest share of the $100,000 prize pool.

“The increased energy and industry collaboration around the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series culminates with this first-ever championship broadcast,” said Tim Clark, senior vice president and chief digital officer, NASCAR. “Our fans expect thrilling, side-by-side racing, and eNASCAR on NBCSN will deliver.”

The NASCAR America broadcast will mark the first time an official eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series race has been aired live on national television. iRacing made its NBCSN debut this summer with a pair of All-Star exhibition races hosted by NASCAR America’s Krista Voda, Parker Kligerman and AJ Allmendinger, along with series team owners Steve Letarte and Jeff Burton. Kligerman, also an owner in the series, competed in the events.

“NASCAR America is excited to showcase the best iRacers in the world competing for a championship,” said John Barnes, producer, NASCAR, NBC Sports. “Since its inception, NASCAR America has showcased sim racing to our viewers and we are thrilled to take the next step by crowing a champion.”

Celebrating its 10th season, the 2019 season features the largest prize pool in eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series history with over $100,000 on the line between season-ending prizes and weekly performance bonuses. This year’s champion will earn the largest share, receiving $40,000 on top of their weekly winnings, as well as a test day in a US Legends Car and NASCAR Pinty’s Series™ vehicle with Canada’s Best Racing Team.

In addition, the champion will be flown to Miami for NASCAR’s championship weekend where they will be honored during the pre-race ceremonies for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The last spot in the Championship 4 was determined at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval on September 24. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Bobby Zalenski, Roush Fenway Racing’s Zack Novak, Team Dillon Esports’ Blake Reynolds and G2 Esports’ Keegan Leahy will be laying it all on the line for the title and their first-ever eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing championship.

“This has been a historic year for the series with the addition of the official teams as well as the six-figure prize payout,” said Tony Gardner, president, iRacing.com. “Teams like JR Motorsports and Wood Brothers Racing, along with the aforementioned teams, have added a new level of exposure and legitimacy to the series. We couldn’t be more proud of the series and competitors. I am excited to watch the first-ever live eNASCAR championship race on Thursday and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned champion.”

Tune in to NASCAR America on NBCSN today at 5 p.m. ET to watch the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series finale compete live at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and be sure to follow @iRacing and @NASCARonNBC on Twitter for live updates during the race. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iRacing.com.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series™ Playoffs will continue at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend for the 1000Bulbs.com 500 (Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, SiriusXM and MRN) and Sugarlands Shine 250 (Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1, SiriusXM and MRN), respectively.

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  1. Should be an interesting one, big spot light on it. Pretty amazing an esport series can get live coverage while anything below the truck series is taped delayed.
    Will be spotting for the #42 this afternoon, as there is a tight race between about 10 cars to get the final 3 spots in the top 20 giving them a free pass to next season. So not all about up front.
    Will post the video of our race trying to keep Dylan in the top 20 later today.
    Always love watching/ghost moding iRacing races, but I never seem to find the drive (no pun intended) to go and join actual races. Stuff like this is mind-blowing in the dedication required to be competitive.
    Yeah, I don't know how some of them put in the time they do, but its getting to the point where a lot of team effort goes into it, and the money is big enough to split. Some setup guys are getting paid $1000+ a season just to build sets and review telemetry.
    Where our team is failing is having enough people to help run in packs with this new package. I think we are getting to a point where we need to have B teams come in and help us just be dirty air.
    Next season with the total money going up to $250,000 there is going to be a lot more put into it, and will only expand further.
    Yeah, that was badass. I didn't want to post comments about it so close to the finish, but I thought for sure that last move was going to work for KL. Amazingly clean, but nothing for that 6 car on a short run. That last caution changed the whole race, but it was cool to see such great racing near the end.

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