Jeff Gordon to Drive in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Event at Virtual Talladega Superspeedway
Jeff Gordon is scheduled to drive in the upcoming eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Event at virtual Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 1pm ET, which will air on FOX*, FS1 and the FOX Sports app.
Gordon will be piloting the Axalta/Pepsi No. 24 in the event, which is a throwback to his 2004 win at the 2.66-mile track.
During his NASCAR Cup Series career, Jeff Gordon accumulated a total of six wins at Talladega. In the spring race of 2004, Gordon took the green flag from just outside the top 10 in 11th. In a race that saw 23 different drivers lead laps, Gordon led a total of 15 laps to take the checkered flag for his third Talladega Superspeedway victory.
Here's a full 360 degrees view of Jeff Gordon's Axalta/Pepsi No. 24 for this weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway.
I’m going to give it a try & come out of “retirement”! 😃— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) April 24, 2020
I’ll be racing this @AxaltaRacing/@Pepsi #24 in Sunday’s #ProInvitationalSeries event at @TalladegaSuperS, which is a throwback to 2004.
📺: Sunday, April 26th. 1pm ET. @NASCARONFOX.
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You’ll think you’re seeing double when two No. 24 Chevys are racing the virtual high banks at Talladega, but you’re really not! William Byron is set to pilot the Axalta Sea Glass No. 24 for Sunday's event.
Randy Owen, Tim Allen and Bryson Byrnes will serve as prerace dignitaries for Sunday’s FOX NASCAR iRACING event from virtual Talladega Superspeedway via video from their respective homes.
Owen, lead vocalist of iconic country music band ALABAMA, performs the national anthem Sunday, April 26, prior to the start of the eNASCAR iRACING Pro Invitational Series race. Owen and his bandmates, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, have notched 43 #1 hits (including a record-setting 21 consecutive No. 1 singles in a row), sold more than 80 million albums and are immortalized in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The trio, credited with helping take country music mainstream, has earned more than 200 awards, including ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and CMA’s Entertainers of the Year in three consecutive years.
Allen, an award-winning actor and comedian currently starring on LAST MAN STANDING on FOX, gives the command to start engines. Allen rose to prominence as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s before starring as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on the beloved hit ABC sitcom “Home Improvement.” In 2019, he reprised his role as the iconic Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s Oscar-winning “Toy Story 4.” On the big screen, his credits include starring roles in “The Santa Clause” films, the “Toy Story” films, “Galaxy Quest” and “Wild Hogs,” among many others.
Byrnes, the 17-year-old son of the late FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes and an aspiring broadcaster himself, offers the invocation from his home prior to the start of the race.
*Check local listings.