eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Race Preview: Nashville Superspeedway

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series returns to the site of where the Garrett Lowe versus Jimmy Mullis rivalry began—Nashville Superspeedway. On Tuesday night, 40 of the top-ranked eNASCAR drivers will take on the 1.330-mile, concrete oval in Lebanon, Tennessee. Only four races remain in the 2024 Regular Season, as well as the third and final segment that runs from the previous race at Iowa, the 10th race, through the 14th race at Pocono Raceway.

Race coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET at eNASCAR.com/live and across iRacing social media channels. Tune in 30 minutes earlier to catch the Countdown to Green at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Last Race: The eNASCAR stars returned to Iowa Speedway two weeks ago for the first time since 2019’s All-Star Race on NBC America. Steven Wilson, who won the eNASCAR College iRacing Series title racing for the Iowa Hawkeyes, looked to seal the deal on an inaugural victory at his home track after winning the pole position. One of his alliance-mates on Norse Force Racing, Graham Bowlin, had other plans. Both would win their respective Heat races, but Bowlin wound up taking the lead early on, maintaining a reasonable gap. A late caution bunched the field back up, allowing for Wilson to get to Bowlin’s bumper. The two made contact coming to two laps to go in regulation just as a caution flag sent the race into eNASCAR Overtime. Wilson was able to make easy work of the restart against Parker White, who finished second. Bowlin wound up third.

Last Year: Speaking of on-track rivalries, perhaps the most prolific one of the last 365 days is the one that spawned from last lap contact between Garrett Lowe and Jimmy Mullis at Nashville Superspeedway a season ago. Both drivers were looking for their ticket to the playoffs, and lined up with differing tire strategy on a late-race restart. Lowe made the pass, cleanly, but Mullis would not be denied, and the two made a bunch of contact as they barreled towards the line. Mullis won, claiming his second win at Nashville if you include the 2021 All-Star Race, while Lowe wound up in third. 

Track Facts: Nashville Superspeedway is one of multiple ovals that has gone from dormant to hosting NASCAR Cup Series action over the past decade. It boasts many of the most unique features among ovals on the calendar. At 1.330 miles, it’s shorter than most other tri-ovals, and its concrete surface adds yet another challenge for drivers. The track was initially closed in 2012 after failing to land a Cup date, but reopened for the 2021 season with all three national NASCAR series on the calendar.

Next Race: Following Nashville, it’s a short week in-between the 12th race of the 2024 season. For the second-straight season, the series returns to the Streets of Chicago for the only Street Course on the schedule, a track that exists in real-world racing competition today thanks to iRacing. Last year, Bobby Zalenski took the inaugural victory over Parker White and Steven Wilson. Can Bobby Z collect a second win on the season? Can White finally break into eNASCAR Victory Lane and secure his playoff position? Will Wilson win a fourth race, or will it be someone else?

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