Richmond Raceway is the next stop in the eNASCAR iRacing Series with Will Byron coming in hot from his latest victory and Timmy Hill listed as a close second. No racer has won two events. With three more races left, the odds look promising for Hill and Byron to repeat their previous success.
Richmond Raceway Gets Underway on Sunday, April 19
eNASCAR iRacing is heading for the next event at the Richmond Raceway on Sunday, April 19. NASCAR was forced to turn to SIM racing after the regular season was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but things have gone quite well for the organization with some 1.3 million people happily tuning in to watch simulated racing.
Bar last week’s incident with Kyle Larson, who said a racial slur on live stream, prompting his team and sponsor to drop him, NASCAR’s reputation has been spotless, and the event a joy to watch.
Sunday will bring the Toyota Owners 150 Presented By Toyota event with a whole bunch of SIM drivers given very good odds to win. Will Byron and Timmy Hill are neck-and-neck for the first spot, with the odds favoring Bill slightly.
NASCAR iRacing Odds: Richmond Raceway
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.||+1200|
|John Hunter Nemecheck||+1400|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||+6600|
Updated April 17, 2020
The odds paint a familiar picture. During Bristol, both Will Byron and Timmy Hill were posted at (+400), giving them a flip-of-the-coin chance to seal the title, and the sportsbooks weren’t wrong at all.
Byron jumped on the pedals to race through the pixelated finish line first on his simulated Chevrolet outpacing Hill and the runner-up, John H. Nemecheck.
Hill finished 3rd and Denny Hamlin, the driver to win the inaugural Homestead-Miami Speedway race, found himself in fourth place. To help you clear up your doubts a little, check out the eNASCAR power rankings as well.
All in all, this is to say that the elite of eNASCAR has been established with the three winners still given some pretty decent odds to make the finishing line first. Byron and Timmy Hill, however, are once again in pole position.
This time around Byron has (+225) and Timmy Hill is second with (+500). Interestingly, Namecheck is posted at (+1400) despite his lucky break with second place in Bristol. Once again, Sunday’s race seems tipped for some racing excellence as is.
Where and When to Watch NASCAR iRacing Richmond Raceway
- Date: Sunday, April 19
- Time: 1 PM ET
- Location: Richmond Raceway (virtual track)
- Watch: FOX, FS1
- Streaming: Fox Sports App
Kyle Larson Gets Tossed Out
Following the Easter Break, the eNASCAR racing herd is leaner, after Kyle Larson had the misfortune to use a racial slur on live stream. This got him fired by Chip Ganassi Racing
Yet, the community was divided over whether Larson’s use of one specific word should cost him his career.
His suspension led to some opportunistic proposition bets from sportsbooks, with the bookies asking players to bet on whether a driver would use a racial slur during a race.
This is a bet that good taste would advise against.
Whom to Bet on for eNASCAR iRacing Richmond Raceway?
If you are looking for consistency, Timmy Hill might be one of those notable individuals to back. There are only three non-professional drivers who have entered in the esports race to try to take on the pros, and Hill is one of them.
He has been able to deliver consistently and even though he has only won once, his odds look very good at clinching at least one victory, so why not start with eNASCAR iRacing Richmond Raceway on Sunday?
Previously, eNASCAR events have been won by:
- Homestead-Miami Speedway: Denny Hamlin
- Texas Motor Speedway: Timmy Hill
- Bristol Motor Speedway: William Byron