Byron wins virtual Bristol race; Bubba Wallace ‘rage quits’ early

William Byron came away with the win at NASCAR's virtual race at Bristol while other drivers struggled to keep their line on the track.

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April 6, 2020 - 10:01 AM

In an image that was computer generated in-game, William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, races at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Bristol, Tenn. in the third race of eNASCAR's Pro Invitational Series. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win.

Byron easily won the iRacing event Sunday at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway, where NASCAR would have been really racing before the coronavirus pandemic caused sports to shut down.

“Some things are different but a lot of things are similar and this is a racetrack I’ve always enjoyed coming to,” Byron said. “It’s fun to have some pressure on iRacing; I usually just run it to have some fun and get better.”

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