Timmy Hill virtual winner of NASCAR’s live iRacing event

In an image that was computer generated in-game, Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet, leads the field at the start of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Dixie Vodka 150 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22, 2020, in Homestead, Fla. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images/TNS)

Timmy Hill, left, talks with members of his team in the garage area during NASCAR auto race practice at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey’s trademark phrase “Alright, alright, alright,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.