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United States Grand Prix at Austin past results for the 2015 field

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AUSTIN, Texas – With this the fourth United States Grand Prix at Austin, here’s a look through the field of who’s done what in the three previous editions of the race at Circuit of The Americas.

44-Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2012: McLaren-Mercedes, Started 2nd, Finished 1st
2013: Mercedes, Started 5th, Finished 4th
2014: Mercedes, Started 2nd, Finished 1st

6-Nico Rosberg, Mercedes
2012: Mercedes, Started 17th, Finished 13th
2013: Mercedes, Started 12th, Finished 9th
2014: Mercedes, Started 1st, Finished 2nd

3-Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull-Renault
2012: Toro Rosso-Ferrari, Started 18th, Finished 12th
2013: Toro Rosso-Ferrari, Started 10th, Finished 11th
2014: Red Bull-Renault, Started 5th, Finished 3rd

26-Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull-Renault
2013: Did not participate (drove in FP1 for Toro Rosso)
2014: Toro Rosso-Renault, Started 17th, Finished 15th

5-Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
2012: Red Bull-Renault, Started 1st, Finished 2nd
2013: Red Bull-Renault, Started 1st, Finished 1st
2014: Red Bull-Renault, Started 18th (pit lane), Finished 7th

7-Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari
2012: Lotus-Renault, Started 4th, Finished 6th
2013: Did not participate (injured)
2014: Ferrari, Started 8th, Finished 13th

19-Felipe Massa, Williams-Mercedes
2012: Ferrari, Started 11th, Finished 4th
2013: Ferrari, Started 13th, Finished 12th
2014: Williams-Mercedes, Started 4th, Finished 4th

77-Valtteri Bottas, Williams-Mercedes
2013: Williams-Renault, Started 9th, Finished 8th
2014: Williams-Mercedes, Started 3rd, Finished 5th

14-Fernando Alonso, McLaren-Honda
2012: Ferrari, Started 7th, Finished 3rd
2013: Ferrari, Started 6th, Finished 5th
2014: Ferrari, Started 6th, Finished 6th

22-Jenson Button, McLaren-Honda
2012: McLaren-Mercedes, Started 12th, Finished 5th
2013: McLaren-Mercedes, Started 15th, Finished 10th
2014: McLaren-Mercedes, Started 12th, Finished 12th

11-Sergio Perez, Force India-Mercedes
2012: Sauber-Ferrari, Started 15th, Finished 11th
2013: McLaren-Mercedes, Started 7th, Finished 7th
2014: Force India-Mercedes, Started 11th, DNF (17th, collision)

27-Nico Hulkenberg, Force India-Mercedes
2012: Force India-Mercedes, Started 6th, Finished 8th
2013: Sauber-Ferrari, Started 4th, Finished 6th
2014: Force India-Mercedes, Started 13th, DNF (16th, engine)

8-Romain Grosjean, Lotus-Mercedes
2012: Lotus-Renault, Started 4th, Finished 7th
2013: Lotus-Renault, Started 3rd, Finished 2nd
2014: Lotus-Renault, Started 16th, Finished 11th

13-Pastor Maldonado, Lotus-Mercedes
2012: Williams-Renault, Started 9th, Finished 9th
2013: Williams-Renault, Started 17th, Finished 17th
2014: Lotus-Renault, Started 10th, Finished 9th

33-Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso-Renault
2014: Did not participate (drove in FP1 for Toro Rosso)

55-Carlos Sainz Jr., Toro Rosso-Renault
2014: Did not participate (2015 marks track debut)

9-Marcus Ericsson, Sauber-Ferrari
2014: Did not participate (Caterham withdrawn)

12-Felipe Nasr, Sauber-Ferrari
2014: Did not participate (drove in FP1 for Williams)

28-Will Stevens, Manor Marussia-Ferrari
2014: Did not participate (Caterham withdrawn; 2015 marks track debut)

53-Alexander Rossi, Manor Marussia-Ferrari
2013: Did not participate (drove in FP1 for Caterham)
2014: Did not participate (Caterham and Marussia withdrawn)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will race IndyCar stars in iRacing at Michigan

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The invite has been received, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. has another iRacing event on his schedule.

The NASCAR on NBC analyst tweeted Wednesday that he will make his debut in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge with Saturday’s race at Michigan Speedway. The race will be shown live on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

The 2-mile oval was chosen by IndyCar drivers as the third track in the six-race series. Earnhardt heartily endorsed Michigan as a potential iRacing venue Monday along with Daytona and Talladega. Michigan nearly was selected by fans as the opener in the iRacing Challenge.

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Earnhardt, a longtime avid iRacing fan, had been lobbying since last Thursday that he was interested in racing with IndyCar drivers.

He has driven in the first three races of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational, finishing second to Denny Hamlin in the opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Last year, he attended his first Indianapolis 500, working as an analyst as part of NBC Sports’ inaugural broadcast of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

“I’d love to do it,” Earnhardt said Monday about joining the IndyCar iRacing Challenge. “I think I’d love to get to know those guys.

“I had such a great time at the Indy 500 last year, and the reception that I received from other drivers there really meant a lot to me. So I know they’re all a lot of great dudes in that series that I already know that I’d love to get to know some of them even better.”

It already has been quite the week for Earnhardt, who was announced Monday as one of 15 nominees for the 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The field for Saturday’s race at Michigan should include another  NASCAR driver in Jimmie Johnson. The seven-time Cup champion has driven the first two races of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge (and has plans to race IndyCar part time in the future).