DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brad Keselowski and Robert Wickens have confirmed plans to take part in round four of the IMSA iRacing Pro Invitational, which will take place at the virtual Road America on May 14.
Keselowski, the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion, will be looking to stir up the virtual pot at Road America.
The Team Penske driver does have a little experience at the track in real life, although this will be his first go-around with IMSA. He finished fourth in his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start at Road America 10 years ago – finishing behind IMSA legend Ron Fellows in second place – and tested an IndyCar there in 2016.
“I’m excited about competing in the IMSA iRacing Pro Series at Road America,” said Keselowski. “I made one start there in the NASCAR Xfinity Series back in 2010 and really enjoyed competing at that racetrack. This is my first time in an IMSA race and I’m looking forward to it. I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun.”
Keselowski will be in the No. 2 Ford GT. Should he find his way to a victory, it would be the fourth in a row of sorts at Road America for Ford. The manufacturer won in the real-life IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class the last three years.
With the IndyCar iRacing Challenge now complete, Wickens isn’t ready to turn off his simulator just yet. The popular Canadian driver will be behind the heel of the No. 9 Porsche 911 RSR, in conjunction with Canadian IMSA team Pfaff Motorsports.
Many racing fans continue to follow Wickens and his journey to recovery following his incident at Pocono Raceway in August 2018. While he has attended several races since, the IMSA and IndyCar iRacing series have allowed him to virtually return to competition. He’s hoping to compete in multiple IMSA iRacing Pro Series rounds.
“I am really excited to join Pfaff Motorsports for the upcoming IMSA eSports events,” said Wickens. “Pfaff was a major part of my karting career with their involvement with the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship. It is really exciting to join forces almost 20 years later! Sim racing is going to be a big part of my return to racing in reality. I am really looking forward to see what new challenges come from racing in a different series in the Pfaff-Motul Porsche RSR.”
Wickens does have a WeatherTech Championship start, finishing fifth in the Prototype Challenge class at the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona.