The NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge concluded their six race calendar on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and while there was controversy let us not lose sight of the bigger picture here.
The NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge was introduced to allow fans to see their favourite drivers race on some of the greatest tracks to have graced the IndyCar calendar in recent years albeit in the virtual world.
The world is facing an unprecedented event right now with the COVID 19 pandemic and yes to some the iRacing Challenge is just a game for others it has been seen as an opportunity and regardless of what your stance on the racing is at a time when the world at large needed time to concentrate and focus on something else the NTT IndyCar Series and iRacing achieved that without losing sight of what is going on in the world.
The NTT IndyCar Series put on a show for fans and drivers allowing fans to vote on what tracks they wanted to see on the calendar.
This series has achieved its goal of bringing fans together albeit remotely but more importantly it has made people aware of the fact that we are in this together when we learn that the IndyCar teams, Dallara and Firestone have been helping frontline health care working by manufacturing ,face masks, shield, and hospital gowns while the NTT IndyCar Series have made a donation to their partner charities.
At the end of the day, we will get back to racing soon but for now that is not what matters, what matters is making sure that we are staying safe and healthly during this unprecedented time.
Paddock Eye would like to thank all of the First Responders and front line workers not just the emergency services but grocery stores and local shops who have remained open and have continued to work during this difficult time.