NBCSN will broadcast the IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Barber

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The second round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park will be broadcast on NBCSN this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The opener of the six-race series at Watkins Glen International was won by Sage Karam.

According to figures provided Wednesday by IndyCar, more than 400,000 people watched some portion of the race last Saturday on various streaming platforms.

The IndyCar on NBC booth of Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and Paul Tracy will return to call the race at Barber (as they did last week at Watkins Glen).

Here’s the release from NBC Sports Group:

NBC Sports presents the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, a live, virtual racing event featuring a field of NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers, this Saturday with the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at the virtual Barber Motorsports Park live at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The event will mark the inaugural INDYCAR iRacing event to appear on NBCSN.

More than two dozen INDYCAR drivers are expected to compete in this weekend’s INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, including five-time series champion Scott Dixon, two-time and reigning series champion Josef Newgarden, and 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud. Last Saturday, 2013 Indy Lights champion Sage Karam won the inaugural INDYCAR iRacing Challenge American Red Cross Grand Prix at the virtual Watkins Glen International.

NBC Sports’ lead INDYCAR broadcast team of Leigh Diffey (play-by-play), Paul Tracy (analyst), and Townsend Bell (analyst) will call the action.

This marks the latest collaboration between NBC Sports and iRacing, which began in 2019 when NBC Sports telecast the first-ever eNASCAR live event on television. NBC Sports and iRacing teamed up to present the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Championship in a two-hour event live on NBCSN last October.