Alex Bowman held off a furious challenge to win Sunday’s Pro Invitational Series iRacing event at a virtual Talladega Superspeedway.
It is the third consecutive series race a Hendrick Motorsports driver has won. William Byron had won the past two events at a virtual Bristol and a virtual Richmond.
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The race was clean until a crash on Lap 16. Ricky Stenhouse led and was being pushed by Ty Dillon when contact turned Stenhouse and collected several cars, including Jeff Gordon. Gordon got a reset but suffered damage in a later incident and finished 38th in his Pro Invitational Series debut.
The top 10 was to have been inverted after qualifying but a glitch prevented it and fast qualifier LaJoie started on the pole.