Michael McDowell and others dropped from iRacing event at Richmond

The upcoming NASCAR iRacing event at Richmond will have just 26 cars, a nine car drop from the previous events. No heat races or qualifying events will take place to set the field.

Of course not everyone is happy about the number of entries dropping with claims that politics is the case of the problem.

After a fan asked Fox Sports reporter Bob Pockrass about the reason for the smaller entry list the answer from Pockrass was deemed insufficient by Michael McDowell.

The advent of iRacing with NASCAR drivers came after a scheduled tripleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway was postponed March 13. After NASCAR, FOX Sports and iRacing joined forces to create a fill-in series the events have been broadcast on national tv stations. Denny Hamlin won the series’ first race March 22 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, with Timmy Hill (Texas Motor Speedway) and William Byron (Bristol) following with wins before a break for Easter.

No. Driver Affiliation
1 Kurt Busch Chip Ganassi Racing
2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske
3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing
4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Ross Chastain Roush Fenway Racing
9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Ryan Blaney Team Penske
13 Ty Dillon Germain Racing
14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing
17 Chris Buescher Roush Fenway Racing
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Erik Jones Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Matt DiBenedetto Wood Brothers Racing
22 Joey Logano Team Penske
24 William Byron Hendrick Motorsports
31 Tyler Reddick Richard Childress Racing
37 Ryan Preece JTG Daugherty Racing
38 John Hunter Nemechek Front Row Motorsports
43 Bubba Wallace Richard Petty Motorsports
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
51 Garrett Smithley Invitational
66 Timmy Hill Invitational
77 Parker Kligerman Invitational
88 Alex Bowman Hendrick Motorsports
95 Christopher Bell Leavine Family Racing


  1. I’m not a Kyle Larson fan and agree with Nascar and the racing team he belonged to for firing him. The N word is not a nice word to say and Kyle Larson was wrong in saying it. I don’t care if he did say he was sorry, that kind of language is not allowed in Nascar, so I am happy that Kyle Larson was fired. So long filthy mouth you deserved everything you got.


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