The “World of Outlaws: eDirt Racing Shootout” on CBS Sports Network is the latest big event to race at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park, the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” and home to the DIRTcar Nationals each February. On Tuesday night, it became home to a thrilling display of virtual speed and mud-slinging competition with stars from the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars and World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models battling drivers from NASCAR, the NHRA and even a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.
DIRTcar UMP Modified ace Mike McKinney swiped the lead on the final restart in the Morton Buildings Late Model Feature with less than five laps remaining to collect his third overall World of Outlaws iRacing victory. In the second half of the doubleheader, NASCAR Cup Series star and three-time Chili Bowl winner Christopher Bell put a hurting on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars for his second victory at virtual Volusia and third win overall in the series.
In the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car portion of the eDirt Racing Shootout, Bell proved once again he’s the biggest gator in the pond at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile.”
The NASCAR Cup Series rookie won the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing Invitational at Volusia on Sunday – his second Invitational win – giving him a head of confidence for Tuesday’s CBS Sports Network event.
In the final 10 laps of the race, while Bell pulled away from the field, Marks, Brown and Byron traded slide jobs for second. With two laps to go, Byron made his way by Marks for the runner up spot and looked to hunt down Bell for his first World of Outlaws win. However, Bell was already a second ahead of the field.
In his self-owned virtual Sprint Car, Bell picked up his third World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing victory and earned $2,000 in a three-day period.
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