The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge returns to a natural road course after two consecutive oval races with the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday, April 25 at virtual Circuit of The Americas (COTA).
The 32-lap race on the 20-turn, 3.427-mile circuit at COTA will be televised live on NBCSN. With just two rounds remaining, it’s time to find out who is the true king of the virtual INDYCAR road.
A 33-driver field will take the green flag in Round 5 of the six-round series featuring NTT INDYCAR SERIES stars and special guest drivers. COTA was scheduled to host an NTT INDYCAR SERIES tomorrow, but the was event canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fuel window for this 32-lap race is approximately 15 to 16 laps. But it should be a one-stop race due to a competition caution period on Lap 12, a feature carried over from Round 2 on the road course at Barber that bunched the field and increased and intensified the wheel-to-wheel action.
A 10-minute qualifying session will set the starting lineup prior to the event.
One race remains in the six-round series after Saturday, a non-INDYCAR “Dream” track May 2. The INDYCAR iRacing Challenge will not crown an overall champion but will add a special element where INDYCAR will make a donation to one of its partner charities.