Missing live sports? There’s a lot more esport racing this weekend

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Many people now stuck at home are no doubt lamenting the lack of live sports to watch. This weekend was supposed to be a big one for the motorsports world, with not one but two endurance races at that bumpy WWII airbase in Sebring, Florida, followed by F1 in Bahrain and NASCAR in Miami. Coronavirus canceled all that, but it turns out there’s an audience of hungry eyeballs ready to watch racing even if it is of the esports variety.
Across the sport, people are stepping up to put on shows so there’s something to take our minds off the outside world for a bit. Much of it will be shown on YouTube and Twitch, but even broadcast TV is getting in on the act as major stars from the world of physical racing series do something a little less dangerous but perhaps no less entertaining than their 200mph day jobs. Here’s what’s coming up.
Another All-Star Esports Battle
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