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Daly, Rossi, Herta deliver plenty of laughs in iRacing Twitch stream

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Conor Daly may not have won Saturday’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge race at virtual Barber Motorsports Park, but he still put on a show.

The Ed Carpenter Racing driver streamed his point of view of the race live on his Twitch account, with special guests Colton Herta and Alexander Rossi also participating.

While none of the three drivers was in contention for the race victory (with Daly jokingly calling his poor performance “one of the top 10 worst days of his life”), they all provided plenty of laughs with their humourous commentary and jabs at each other throughout the race.

WINNER: Scott McLaughlin holds off teammate Will Power

WHAT DRIVERS SAID: Postrace reactions on social media

Below is a collection of some of the best exchanges between the trio of drivers:


Practice/qualifying:

ROSSI: I will never ever, ever, ever, ever, ever drive a sim again once we go back to real racing.

DALY: Yup, I agree (laughs).


ROSSI: Is there actually like a points championship?

DALY: No, I don’t think so. You get a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card if you finish with the most points. 


DALY: Scott Speed’s trying to fender-blast me.


Race:

DALY: I think we’re going to let one of my subscribers do my race for me next weekend. Unless it’s an oval. 


DALY: Alex, I noticed I haven’t found you yet.

ROSSI: I just crashed.

DALY: Oh, that’s good. 


(after narrowly avoiding a crash)

DALY: That was the save of my entire life right there. 

HERTA: That was a great save.

DALY: I should have been upside down, in the stands, buying a hot dog with a guy named Steve!


HERTA: There’s just no comedy in this one.

DALY: No loud f-bombs under yellow?

HERTA: Yeah. No Will Power going off.


(seven minutes later)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Guys, get out of the f**king way!

DALY: (laughs) Will Power, dropping f-bombs. Alright. Will Power cares more about this, I think, than surviving the pandemic.


(three minutes later)

POWER: Dixon, you are a wanker, man!

DALY: (laughs) Wow! Will Power calling Scott Dixon a wanker on the internet! Cite your sources, it has been heard.

ROSSI: What a rude human being.

DALY: Will Power, this is the Internet, man!


(Ten minutes later, Daly spins off course and merges back onto the track in front of Power)

POWER (on IndyCar’s driver’s feed): DALY!

Daly (on IndyCar’s driver feed): Will Power, this is the Internet, dude! Calm down! Seriously! I’m trying my best! Goodness gracious!

RACE CONTROL: Gentlemen!

ROSSI: Uh oh, principal’s mad!

(Power’s audio was then muted by race moderators.)


DALY: We have finally got to the point of the race where I can no longer feel my butt.


(Daly crashes head-first into a guardrail after crossing the finish line, causing it to flip multiple times)

HERTA: Oh no!

(Rossi and Herta begin laughing hysterically)

DALY: Yay! It’s over! Finally! Oh my gosh, get me out of here as soon as possible.

Click here to watch a full replay of the race Daly’s Twitch stream (warning: contains adult language)

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Lewis Hamilton receives Daytona 500 invitation from Bubba Wallace

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Lewis Hamilton is a fan of the new NASCAR Cup Series team formed by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan to field a car for Bubba Wallace.

Will the six-time Formula One champion also be a fan in person at a NASCAR race in the near future?

Wallace is hoping so.

After Hamilton tweeted his support Tuesday morning about the news of a Hamlin-Jordan-Wallace team making its debut with the 2021 season, Wallace responded with a sly invitation to the Daytona 500.

Much would need to be worked out, starting with how much garage and grandstand access would be afforded for a 2021 season opener that likely would occur during a still ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

But it would seem fitting given that Hamilton and Wallace have been two of the world’s most outspoken Black athletes about the quest for diversity and racial justice. Hamilton recently reaffirmed his commitment to activism after his donning a Breonna Taylor shirt sparked an FIA inquiry.

The idea of Hamilton attending the season opener already had legs, too. The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver has expressed a desire to race the Daytona 500 after he has retired from Formula One.

He was a spectator (with racing legend Mario Andretti) at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s final Cup race as a full-time in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2011, Hamilton swapped cars with three-time champion Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International.

Having rubbed shoulders with other racing greats so often, it only would be fitting if Hamilton — who is one victory from tying Michael Schumacher’s career record and also could tie the F1 record with a seventh championship this season — spent some time with the greatest basketball player of all time.

Jeff Gordon was flanked by Mario Andretti and Lewis Hamilton before the 2015 Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images).