Virtual at-track photos: Pro Invitational Series at Miami
By Staff Report | Monday, March 23, 2020
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Denny Hamlin's late-race move shoved Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the apron and allowed the No. 11 to claim the win in the first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Earnhardt's No. 8 hung on for second. Scroll through to see more photos from the event.
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Denny Hamlin burned it down -- kind of -- after his victory.
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Smoke show continued.
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A dose of victory donuts.
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Ross Chastain got sideways early in Sunday's race.
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There were multiple caution flags early as drivers adjusted to the simulation life.
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Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr., two of the earliest proponents of iRacing, fittingly battled for the win.
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William Byron's No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet looked just as sporty on iRacing.
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Brad Keselowski and Bubba Wallace were two of the 35 drivers entered into Sunday's race.
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Alex Bowman (88) was stout on the track -- and hilarious on social media with his in-race updates.
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Two-time champion Kyle Busch jumped headfirst into the series, streaming his practice sessions and even wearing a pair of racing gloves.
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How about that black and orange No. 9 Hooters Chevrolet?
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Well done, Chase Elliott.
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Jimmie Johnson and Chase Elliott are Hendrick Motorsports teammates on the track, real and virtual.
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Looked just like the real thing.
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Garrett Smithley (51) and Timmy Hill (66) finished fifth and third, respectively, completing a strong day for the real-life underdog drivers.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. predicted big things from Timmy Hill in the race -- and the two went on to finish second (Earnhardt) and third (Hill).
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This is how close the final-lap battle was between Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr.