to take virtual racing bets in N.J. was approved by New Jersey regulators to offer betting on the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series.

Gamblers in New Jersey can place bets on the virtual races, starting with the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond on April 19.

“We are happy to be able to offer such an exciting and competitive entertainment event,” said Mattias Stetz, chief operating officer of Rush Street Interactive, which operates “It’s also fun to see how these talented drivers will compare in the virtual world of competitive racing.”

Featuring stars such as Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Dale Earnhardt Jr., the iRacing series is enjoying wide popularity among a sports-starved NASCAR fan base during the coronavirus pandemic.

The series began on March 22 and the races are being broadcast on FOX Sports.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)