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James Davison Dominates eNASCAR Windy City 110 on Streets of Chicago

James Davison Dominates eNASCAR Windy City 110 on Streets of Chicago

For the second event in a row, Rick Ware Racing’s James Davison was far and away the dominant driver in an eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race on Wednesday night. But unlike his win two weeks ago at Circuit of the Americas, which came before NASCAR’s real-world debut at the track, this one was a little different: it came in the Windy City 110, a special race through the streets of Chicago conceptualized and realized by NASCAR, iRacing, and the city itself.

Wednesday’s race was the culmination of an extensive collaboration between all parties over more than a year. The question—what if NASCAR held a street race for the Cup Series—had been asked many times over the years, but bringing a new event to life in Chicago made its first steps towards becoming a reality when iRacing covertly scanned city streets last fall. Since then, the 2.14-mile track underwent extensive behind-the-scenes development, from the painstaking recreation of iconic Chicago landmarks to revisions to the track layout before the final release. In the middle of the broadcast, the track was officially released to the public, allowing all iRacing members to give it a try immediately after watching the end of the race.

As for the on-track product itself, well, that was all Davison. The top qualifier managed to avoid getting caught up in a Turn 1 incident with second place starter Anthony Alfredo, and from there he never looked back. In fact, the chase up front had more to do with just how many cars the Australian veteran of IMSA and Indy Lights street races would put a lap down. When the race’s 51 laps were completed, just Josh Bilicki and Justin Haley joined him on the lead lap, owing to the tricky nature of the course that caught numerous drivers out of position.

“I knew I had to get through turn one,” said Davison. “I saw the torpedo coming there and saw everyone get caught up in that, so that was a bit of a shame. But I wanted to thank everyone at NASCAR and iRacing for the effort they clearly went through to put this event on and render the whole track. I’d love to see a street race, it was a good bit of fun for us and a good night for Rick Ware Racing.”

eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Windy City 110 results were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

1 1 15 James Davison Chevrolet 51 51 1:27.414
2 3 52 Joshua Bilicki Ford 51 -56.601 0 1:28.754
3 7 77 Justin Haley Chevrolet 51 -1:22.023 0 1:28.823
4 6 51 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 50 -1 L 0 1:29.509
5 9 19 Martin Truex Jr Toyota 50 -1 L 0 1:28.677
6 26 66 Timmy Hill Ford 50 -1 L 0 1:29.410
7 11 21 Matt DiBenedetto Ford 50 -1 L 0 1:29.949
8 17 42 Ross Chastain Chevrolet 49 -2 L 0 1:30.454
9 16 00 Quin Houff Chevrolet 49 -2 L 0 1:31.165
10 19 22 Joey Logano Ford 48 -3 L 0 1:30.878
11 10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 48 -3 L 0 1:30.451
12 22 87 Jesse Iwuji Chevrolet 48 -3 L 0 1:32.498
13 20 41 Cole  Custer Ford 48 -3 L 0 1:30.641
14 33 78 BJ Mcleod Ford 47 -4 L 0 1:30.602
15 18 53 Joey Gase Chevrolet 47 -4 L 0 1:30.470
16 23 3 Austin  Dillon Chevrolet 47 -4 L 0 1:31.789
17 4 8 Tyler Reddick Chevrolet 44 -7 L 0 1:28.342
18 12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 41 -10 L 0 1:29.946
19 30 17 Chris Buescher Ford 32 -19 L 0 1:29.020
20 28 23 Bubba Wallace Toyota 31 -20 L 0 1:30.521
21 32 7 Corey LaJoie Chevrolet 29 -22 L 0 1:30.084
22 31 99 Daniel  Suarez Chevrolet 27 -24 L 0 1:30.263
23 5 24 William Byron Jr Chevrolet 27 -24 L 0 1:29.451
24 8 12 Ryan Blaney Ford 17 -34 L 0 1:29.838
25 2 38 Anthony Alfredo Ford 17 -34 L 0 1:28.393
26 21 20 Christopher Bell Toyota 16 -35 L 0 1:31.149
27 27 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 15 -36 L 0 1:28.967
28 15 4 Kevin  Harvick Ford 14 -37 L 0 1:31.107
29 24 6 Ryan  Newman Ford 10 -41 L 0 1:34.091
30 25 43 Erik Jones Chevrolet 9 -42 L 0
31 35 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Chevrolet 8 -43 L 0 1:37.119
32 34 48 Alex W Bowman Chevrolet 4 -47 L 0 1:31.933
33 37 18 Ty Gibbs Toyota 4 -47 L 0
34 13 14 Chase Briscoe Ford 3 -48 L 0 1:31.471
35 14 5 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 2 -49 L 0
36 29 10 Aric Almirola Ford 2 -49 L 0 1:34.084
37 36 9 Chase Elliott Chevrolet 1 -50 L 0

 

Details on the remainder of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series schedule will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series for the world’s top sim racers will return to action on June 22 at 9PM ET from Pocono Raceway. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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