STAMFORD, Conn. – Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon will join the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series for Sunday’s opener in the virtual No. 3 Dow/Keep America Beautiful Chevrolet.
Dillon is taking part in the exhibition esports series, featuring many of the sports popular drivers on the iRacing simulation software, in support of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.
The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup has also been postponed because of COVID-19.
Dillon, RCR and Team Dillon Management have incorporated the Keep America Beautiful, Great American Cleanup, and Dow logos, among others, into his paint scheme to continue the representation of partnership between Dow, RCR and Dillon during this unique time.
“It’s important to find ways to stay connected these days and I’m happy to be able to get back to racing on Sunday – even virtually – running the No. 3 with support from my friends at Dow and Keep America Beautiful,” said Dillon. “I’m encouraging all NASCAR fans to visit KAB.org and sign up to support Keep America Beautiful by becoming a volunteer – virtually for now, and in person again soon.
“Together, we can end litter in America.”
The Great American Cleanup, which normally takes place during the spring months, was scheduled from March 19 through June 20 and will resume once it is deemed safe to convene volunteers in large groups.
Dow is a national sponsor of the program and has worked with the RCR team to organize messaging that can be shared at the appropriate time.
The multi-week eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will kick off Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and the Fox Sports app at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The remaining race and broadcast details will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the Pro Invitational, NASCAR and iRacing are currently in the 11th season of the longest-running officially sanctioned esports racing series, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.
The elite series features NASCAR and professional esports teams, including those established by NASCAR Cup Series drivers Dillon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Denny Hamlin.