NASCAR: Kurt Busch Takes to iRacing Pro Invitational Dirt Race Before Things ‘Really Get Dirty’

by Keeli Parkey

We are only days away from seeing NASCAR’s biggest and brightest stars get down and dirty at Bristol Motor Speedway’s dirt track. Before that happens, some drivers are getting the opportunity to participate in a virtual race of the famous racing venue.

One of those drivers is Kurt Busch. He shared details about his participation in the virtual race via Twitter on Wednesday (March 24). The event is part of NASCAR’s Pro Invitational iRacing Series. The March 24 event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1.

The iRacing event has Kurt Busch even more excited about the upcoming dirt race in Bristol. And, while he is looking forward to being part of the Pro Invitational iRacing Series on March 24, he is even more excited to get behind the wheel of his actual race car and get to the dirty work.

Here’s what he said on Twitter: “Tune in tonight! The @NASCAR #ProInvitationalSeries on dirt from @BMSupdates. Coverage begins at 6:00pm ET on @FS1. Let’s see what this @MonsterEnergy @TeamChevy can do before we really get dirty!”

NASCAR’s Kurt Busch also shared images from an iRacing event. These included exterior views of his No. 1 race car, as well as a view from his virtual driver’s seat. You can check out the tweeted photos below.

The NASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series set for tonight is a great way to get your racing fix before the sport tears things up in Bristol. Enjoy!

NASCAR Also Shares Tweet Promoting Pro Invitational iRacing Series Event on March 24

Kurt Busch wasn’t the only person promoting Wednesday’s NASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series on a virtual dirt track at Bristol Motor Speedway. The official Twitter account of NASCAR also shared details about the event. And, according to the tweet, two high-profile names in the sport will be participating in Wednesday’s virtual race.

Here’s what NASCAR had to share on Twitter.

According to, the list of racers set to participate in Wednesday’s race is pretty impressive. In addition to Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt. Jr, and Clint Bowyer, other drivers scheduled to compete include Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Joey Gase, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, and B.J. McLeod. And, there are many, many more.

The iRacing events took off in 2020 while NASCAR was forced to take a break due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual races were so popular that the sport decided to resume them in 2021. also reported that Wednesday’s main event should begin around 8:40 p.m. on FS1. Also, Wednesday’s race is the first of a planned 10-race schedule made for 2021. The first five races are set to air on Fox Sports. The final five should air on NBC Sports.