eNASCAR Road to Pro to be broadcasted by Podium eSports

Photo by James Pike/Podium eSports

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

The entire 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series season will be broadcasted by Podium eSports.

This marks the first time that all three rungs on the eNASCAR ladder will be broadcasted. The other two series that are broadcasted are the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series and eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.

The 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series season is the first step towards the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. The top-20 in points from Road to Pro will compete with the iRacers that finish in the bottom-20 in points from the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.

Those 40 sim racers will compete in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series. In that series, those 40 iRacers will compete to finish inside the top-20 in points and an invite to NASCAR’s officially sanctioned eSports series, the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.

“Our good friend Evan Posocco likes to say that the road to $100,000 begins at the start of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, but the road to $100,000 really begins with the eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro,” said Podium eSports CEO James Pike.

“The 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro will be the most competitive edition of the series ever, and we are excited to bring the action to thousands around the world as drivers fight for a spot in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series.”

The 2020 Road to Pro Series will utilize the virtual NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series vehicles. The series will alternate weeks with the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, running on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. EST from March 10 through Sept. 22.

Like other iRacing series, the Road to Pro Series will run primarily at real-life NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series tracks. The two exceptions are Darlington Raceway and Rockingham Speedway.

The Road to Pro Series is open to all ‘A Class’ iRacers with a 2.0 or higher ‘Safety Rating.’ The ‘Top Split’ (highest average iRating race) will be the one featured on the Podium eSports’ Twitch account.

eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro 2020 Schedule

Date Track Laps In-Sim Time
March 10 Daytona International Speedway 100 3/10/2020, 2:05p.m.
March 24 Rockingham Speedway 180 3/24/2020, 12p.m.
April 7 Homestead-Miami Speedway 134 4/7/2020, 7:30 p.m.
April 21 Atlanta Motor Speedway 140 4/21/2020, 12p.m.
May 5 Charlotte Motor Speedway 55 5/5/2020, 3:15 p.m.
May 19 Michigan InternationalSpeedway 100 5/19/2020, 12p.m.
June 9 Richmond Raceway 200 6/9/2020, 3:20p.m.
June 23 Darlington Raceway 140 6/23/2020, 3:40p.m.
July 7 Dover International Speedway 170 7/7/2020, 12 p.m.
July 21 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 134 7/21/2020, 2:50p.m.
August 4 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 55 8/4/2020, 2:20p.m.
August 18 Texas Motor Speedway 140 8/18/2020, 12p.m.
September 8 Martinsville Speedway 200 9/8/2020, 7:25p.m.
September 22 Phoenix Raceway 160 9/22/2020, 12:50 p.m.

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