All sports activities are esports now.

After a successful first virtual NASCAR race over the weekend, the place a mixture of present and former drivers raced one another on-line and a lot of individuals watched, Fox and NASCAR have determined that they’re going to broadcast a complete season of it on TV.

The primary eNASCAR iRacing Professional invitational Sequence occasion, held on Sunday, was—like Method 1’s transfer to online game competitors—an opportunity for each drivers and followers to get some form of racing repair in these bizarre and difficult instances. In first place was three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, and almost a million folks watched it on Fox, so now a complete season of it, known as FOX NASCAR iRACING, goes to happen.

Right here’s a recap of Sunday’s race:

Drivers collaborating are coming from (caps lock warning) NASCAR CUP SERIES, NASCAR XFINITY SERIES, NASCAR GANDER RV and OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES, together with “a gaggle of NASCAR dignitaries”, just like the recently-retired Dale Earnhardt, Jr and Bobby Labonte.

In a pleasant contact the races can be commentated by NASCAR’s precise sales space group of Jeff Gordon, Mike Pleasure and Larry McReynolds, and every race goes to stay to NASCAR custom like a prayer and nationwide anthem.

Within the absence of an precise licensed NASCAR sport for everybody to play, the motion is being run by way of the net PC sport iRacing.