BRISTOL – April 4, 2020
Virtual Bristol Motor Speedway will host two races this week as the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series gets a bit of a new look.
What won’t be different is the participation of NASCAR Cup Series stars, both past and present. What will be different is the race format on Sunday and a new Saturday night show that uses ARCA Menards Series cars and includes drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, ARCA, the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series and the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
The lineup for Sunday’s main event, the Food City Showdown presented by M&Ms (1 p.m. ET, FOX, FS1, FOX Sports App), will be set after two heat races. Everyone in the heat races will transfer to the main event.
Meanwhile, the additional Saturday event, Saturday Night Thunder, will be live-streamed on eNASCAR.com and will feature a format familiar to short-track fans with multiple heat races leading up to a main event. None of Saturday’s racers will transfer to Sunday’s event, but it’s a way to provide additional esports action during a time when NASCAR regulars are away from the track because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Below is the current entry list for both races, containing drivers locked into the field. The entry list is subject to change.
FOOD CITY SHOWDOWN PRESENTED BY M&MS ENTRY LIST
* Subject to change
|1||Kurt Busch||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|2||Brad Keselowski||Team Penske|
|3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|6||Ross Chastain||Roush Fenway Racing|
|9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|13||Ty Dillon||Germain Racing|
|14||Clint Bowyer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|17||Chris Buescher||Roush Fenway Racing|
|18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||Erik Jones||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|21||Matt DiBenedetto||Wood Brothers Racing|
|22||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|31||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|37||Ryan Preece||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|38||John Hunter Nemechek||Front Row Motorsports|
|42||Kyle Larson||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|43||Bubba Wallace||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|48||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|88||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports|
|95||Christopher Bell||Leavine Family Racing|
|96||Daniel Suarez||Gaunt Brothers Racing|