Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes third in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge at virtual Michigan International Speedway in his first simulated open-wheel event.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the Chevrolet 275 for the IndyCar iRacing Challenge at virtual Michigan International Speedway on Saturday afternoon — his first competitive open-wheel simulation event.
Earnhardt finished behind race winner and 2019 Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud and second-place finisher Scott McLaughlin. Will Power and Graham Rahal completed the top five.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion Earnhardt started 18th in the No. 3 Chevrolet for the 85-lap event, dodging a crash at the start of the race involving multiple cars and methodically working his way to the front of the field.
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Pagenaud took the lead with four laps remaining when Zach Veach ran out of the fuel, allowing Earnhardt to advance a position to make the podium.