Byron wins second virtual NASCAR race

For the first time in a couple of weeks, NASCAR drivers didn't provide any drama in Sunday's virtual Richmond race that saw William Byron take the checkered flag.

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April 20, 2020 - 10:09 AM

In an image computer generated in-game, William Byron, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, races during the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Toyota Owners 150 at Richmond Raceway on April 19, 2020 in Richmond, Va. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/TNS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nobody did anything to get fired or lose a sponsor in this week’s edition of NASCAR virtual racing.

William Byron won his second consecutive NASCAR virtual race on Sunday by holding off Timmy Hill — the driver who moved him out of the way to win an earlier iRacing event — in a race low on dramatics.

Matt DiBenedetto was parked after twice crashing at virtual Richmond Raceway with Ryan Preece, the second incident clearly intentional. It triggered a Twitter spat between the two, with DiBenedetto demanding Preece’s address to go to his house to fight and Preece replying he’d give it to him if DiBenedetto showed up in the giraffe costume he wore while competing Sunday.

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