Jeff Gordon to Drive in Saturday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Event at Virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway
Jeff Gordon is scheduled to drive in the upcoming eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Event at virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 3pm ET, which will air on FOX*, FS1 and the FOX Sports app.
Gordon will be piloting the Axalta No. 24 in the event, which is a throwback to the rainbow paint scheme he drove to Victory Lane after his 1996 win at the 0.625-mile track.
During his NASCAR Cup Series career, Jeff Gordon scored one win at North Wilkesboro which came after leading 207 laps in the final NASCAR Cup Series event that was held at the track on September 29th, 1996.
In 8 starts at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Gordon tallied four Top 5 finishes, five Top 10 finishes, one pole position and led a total of 314 laps.
JJ Watt, Chase Rice and Cassi Mitchell Smith serve as prerace dignitaries for Saturday’s FOX NASCAR iRACING event from historic, virtual North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina via video from their respective homes.
Watt, Houston Texans star defensive end and host of the upcoming FOX game show, ULTIMATE TAG (premiering Wednesday, May 20, at 9:00 PM ET), gives the command to start engines on Saturday, May 9, for NASCAR’s anticipated return to North Wilkesboro, the seventh and final scheduled eNASCAR iRACING Pro Invitational Series race (3:00 PM ET on FOX*, FS1 and the FOX Sports app).
Rice, country music artist and former NASCAR pit crew member, performs the national anthem. With more than 1.7 million albums sold and more than 1.3 billion total streams to his credit, Rice is poised to release The Album Part II on May 15. Coupled with The Album Part I, the record follows his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, which featured chart-topper “Eyes on You,” Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist.
Mitchell Smith, wife of Speedway Motorsports President Marcus Smith, offers the invocation from Charlotte Motor Speedway prior to the start of the North Wilkesboro event. Mother to Graham and Gracie, Mitchell Smith is extremely active with Speedway Children’s Charities.
*Check local listings.
It’ll be hard to top my last race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, but I’m going to give it a try! 😃— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) May 7, 2020
I’ll be racing this @AxaltaRacing rainbow #24 in Saturday’s #ProInvitationalSeries event.
📺: Saturday, May 9th. 3pm ET. @NASCARONFOX.
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