The King: NASCAR’s next great driver may be in XFINITY Series right now (video)


To build for the future, NASCAR and XFINITY have reached back to the eras of NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.

In a new promotional video called “Out There,” which debuts this weekend on NBC and NBCSN, Petty talks about how there may be a current XFINITY Series driver who could “intimidate The Intimidator,” and how NASCAR’s next great driver may be in the junior league right now.

“Make no mistake about it. They’re out there. I guarantee it,” Petty said.

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Check out the video below.

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Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.