Jeff Gordon’s Return To NASCAR, The e-NASCAR
If you are a fan of all things NASCAR then you may have been one of the many that were disappointed at the postponement of the series. However, as a majority of us continue to be confined to our own homes, the sporting organisation has found a way to bring the sport to you at home. In this article, we will be looking into the e-NASCAR event and the return of racing legend Jeff Gordon.
NASCAR Response To Covid-19
As the United States continued to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, many sporting events have seen cancellations as a result. However, some have harnessed the use of technology to continue their events despite being confined to their own homes. One of the most recent examples of this is the world darts championship taking place online. This was streamed online and was available for anyone to watch and enjoy. Several other online events such as e-sports have seen many begin to enjoy the thrill of live sporting events.
For those that are sad about the postponement of the NASCAR season, you will not be disappointed. This is because the racing officials have decided to start their own e-NASCAR event. This has proved highly popular with fans at it allows them to place bets on some of their favourite races to win the race. With all the trill of the live event from the comfort of your own home, this is something that helped to lift the spirits of Nascar fans around the world.
The Career Of Jeff Gordon
As one of the biggest racers in the history of NASCAR, Jeff Gordon has had a vast amount of success. With a total of 93 wins and 4 titles to his name, he is by far one of the best NASCAR drivers in recent years. Following the last race of his career in 2016, the racing superstar has gone on to lend his talents as Fox Sports 1’s correspondent. Not only does this allow him to follow the league closely, but it also allows his fans to see him frequently on their screen.
However, with the recent announcement of Gordon returning to the track in the e-NASCAR event, many fans are wondering whether or not this could be the beginning of his return to NASCAR when the season begins. When asked about the upcoming event, Gordon had this to say:
“We’ve been trying to get me behind the wheel of one of these sim rigs and I’m coming out of retirement boys!”
It is this level of excitement that has seen several people excited for the upcoming online event on the 26th of April. But will he have as much success this time around as he had in the real deal?
What Can You Look Forward To In The e-NASCAR Event?
The event will take place on the 26th April and will see 39 competitors’ race around a virtual Talladega Superspeedway. It will begin with a qualifying session. This will be a single-car qualifying session which each contestant racing around the track two times to set their fastest time. From this, the grid will be decided for the main event, similar to that of a traditional NASCAR event.
The main event is a 70-lap race and will consist of the following rules:
- All 70 laps will need to be completed for it to be official
- Each driver is given one damage reset allowance if they receive some form of damage during the race.
There will be 3 chances for a green-white-checkered finish under the following circumstances:
- A caution period is put in place in the lap preceding the white flag lap.
- If a yellow flag is displayed before the leader crossing the finish line before receiving the white flag
- Overtime will not apply if the line is crossed by the winner with a white flag.
This race is available to watch on several streaming services such as Youtube TV and Hulu as well as AT&T Tv NOW.
With this in mind, there are several ways that you can watch this race and open taking place in May. Who knows your favourite racer may even be able to secure another win?