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Daniel Suárez Finishes 27th in Food City Showdown

April 5, 2020


• Race:  Food City Showdown (Round 3)

• Series:  eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

• Date:  Sunday, April 5

• Location:  Virtual Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval)

• Winner:  William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports


• After a one-hour practice, drivers participated in single-car qualifying.

• Qualifying set the respective fields for the two heat races.

• Drivers who qualified in an odd position (first, third, fifth, etc.) were placed in Heat No. 1.

• Drivers who qualified in an even position (second, fourth, sixth, etc.) were placed in Heat No. 2.

• Each heat race was 50 laps, and each included 16 drivers.

• Heat races set the field for the 150-lap feature.

• Heat No. 1 winner: William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports

• Heat No. 2 winner: John Hunter Nemechek of Front Row Motorsports

Daniel Suárez Results:

• 50-Lap Heat Race

• Started 14th, Finished 12th / Running, completed 49 of 50 laps

• 150-Lap Feature

• Started 23rd, Finished 27th / Accident, completed 72 of 150 laps)

Daniel Suárez, driver of the No. 96 Toyota Is Here For You Camry: 

“I wasn’t able to get as much time on the sim this week as I would’ve liked, and Bristol is a place where you can never have too much practice. It’s true in real life and it’s true in iRacing.”


• The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is an exhibition esports series featuring a collection of past and present racecar drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series.

• The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is a multi-week series emulating the original 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule.

• With the sports world on a necessary hiatus to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series exists in place of actual NASCAR events.