CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational on Wednesday night was a huge hit on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). With an all-star announcing crew of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer providing commentary, the World of Outlaws own Johnny Gibson calling the action and host Adam Alexander keeping it altogether, Christopher Bell won the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature while Trent Ivey took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model race.
Fans and celebrities alike were quick to laud the entire event on social media:
— Devon Henry (@devonhenry77) April 2, 2020
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) April 2, 2020
— Kendra Jacobs (@KendraJJacobs) April 2, 2020
@FS1 Very cool to see and hear .@WorldofOutlaws very own .@Gibvoice doing the .@iRacing Invitational tonight! BadAss! .@KyleLarsonRacin .@Rico_Abreu .@JeffGordonWeb .@ClintBowyer .@dirtvision 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁 pic.twitter.com/cJXNHBLXNy
— Craig Thorson (@NitroNorthWest) April 2, 2020
— Robert Molnar (@LWOSRobMolnar) April 2, 2020
Thank you @FS1, @FOXSports, @JeffGordonWeb, @ClintBowyer for having the @WorldofOutlaws and @WoOLateModels on live TV! Even though it was a virtual race, it was still cool. Hopefully it turns into a potential real life thing! We’d love it.
— Brayden McMahan (@brayden_mcmahan) April 2, 2020
— Sheri Herrmann (@Sherisracin) April 2, 2020
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) April 2, 2020
— pam grasso (@37smom) April 2, 2020
— DJ (@DJV125) April 2, 2020
Honestly, this is amazing! Makes me want @FS1 to pick up real WoO races when real racing gets back going.
— JBTheExplorer (@ExplorerJB) April 2, 2020
— Alan Dehaai (@aldehaai) April 2, 2020
Shoutout to @Gibvoice for giving us a taste of racing that we are all missing right now. @WorldofOutlaws on @FS1 made me feel like a kid on Christmas. The only thing missing was the dirt in my beer. #WoOiRacing
— Seth Daniel (@thenewsethd3) April 2, 2020
— Matthew Erdman (@matterd23) April 2, 2020
— Jerodd PEANUT Todd (@Da_GingerPeanut) April 2, 2020
IRacing World of Outlaws broadcast on FS1.. cool stuff!
Nothing like some world of outlaws on iracing on fs1
— Kevin Rumley (@k_rumley) April 2, 2020
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) April 2, 2020
That was sweet!
— NOS Energy Drink (@NosEnergyDrink) April 2, 2020
The drivers (and in some cases, their wives!) definitely had a great time, as well …
— Morgan Bell (@mrs_morgan_bell) April 2, 2020
Thanks to @FS1 for allowing us to show what dirt racing is all about.
…sorry to let you down, @ClintBowyer.
— Mike McKinney (@Mike_McKinney) April 2, 2020
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Getting ready to go short track/dirt racing – this is going to be a blast! Oh & going to try & keep @ClintBowyer off the chip for this broadcast. 😂 . Pumped to also have Johnny Gibson in the house to call the 4 wide! . Tune to @FS1 at 8pm ET for Wednesday iRacing with @WoOSprint & @WoOLateModels!
— Ron Capps (@RonCapps28) April 2, 2020
17th to 6th in my @NosEnergyDrink virtual LM tonight in the @WoOLateModels @iRacing invitational on @FS1
Was a lot of fun! Appreciate the opportunity! Just had to get out of the back of the pack and the track finally came around to my setup.
— Bobby Pierce (@BobbyPierce32) April 2, 2020
The media was also engaged, too:
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) April 2, 2020
— Lee Spencer (@CandiceSpencer) April 2, 2020
Christopher Bell wins the World of Outlaws sprint car iRacing event … waiting for someone to tell me this is why he doesn't run well in the #ProInvitationalSeries — must be concentrating on this more. #sarcasm
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 2, 2020
— Jacob Seelman (@JacobSeelman77) April 2, 2020
— SPEED SPORT (@SPEEDSPORT) April 2, 2020
RECAP: @CBellRacing showed up when it mattered most in Wednesday night's live @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing Invitational on @FS1, passing @KevinSwindell for the lead on a late restart and going on to a $1,000 victory –> https://t.co/mZCUSNU4IV
— Sprint Car & Midget (@SprintCarMagz) April 2, 2020