The iRacing eNASCAR series will return in 2021, which comes to the surprise of absolutely no-one. But, we do now have a look at the schedule and confirmation of some serious prize money – $330,000 to be precise.
$330,000 is an astronomical amount of money and one of the highest prize pools in racing esports to date. Exceeded only by the original Formula E Vegas eRace and the F1 Esports Series. $100,000 of the total prize pool will be going to the overall champion – not bad at all for some “pretend race car” driving.
The iRacing eNASCAR series is in its 12th season, making it one of the longest-running officially sanctioned racing esports events. This season will consist of 18-races, which is 2 less than the previous year.
Last year’s champion was Nick Ottinger after dramatic final-lap victory.
Notably, there are co-ordinated breaks in the schedule to avoid the Pro Invitational Series events. These races, featuring “real world” superstars, were recently announced to be returning to the schedule in 2021 – you can read more about them here.
2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series schedule:
- February 1: 2021 Clash at Daytona (non-points)
- February 8: Daytona International Speedway
- February 23: Homestead-Miami Speedway
- March 2: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
- March 16: Atlanta Motor Speedway
- March 30: Auto Club Speedway
- April 13: Richmond Raceway
- April 27: Kansas Speedway
- May 18: Circuit of the Americas
- May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway
- June 22: Pocono Raceway
- June 29: Road America
- July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
- July 27: 2021 All-Star Race (non-points)
- August 3: Watkins Glen International
- August 17: Michigan International Speedway
- August 31: Darlington Raceway*
- September 14: Bristol Motor Speedway*
- September 28: Talladega Superspeedway*
- October 12: Texas Motor Speedway*
* denotes a playoff event
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