Bryan Cook Wins Virtual NASCAR Race Using Bitcoin Car
A Bitcoin fan recently won a virtual NASCAR race, which features Kyle Busch, the present champion of the NASCAR cup series. The series is the famous competition by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). But this time, it’s only held online because of the lockdown.
The show witnessed a crowd of 50,000 people who were spectators quarantining in their homes, as Bryan Cook, took the lead and beat NASCAR drivers, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt. The winning digital car had a big Bitcoin logo on the side printed by Cook himself. It was publicity for the Bitcoin enthusiast and its industry.
Nice publicity for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
After the race, Cook went to Reddit to start a thread, explaining what he has accomplished and how it would impact the Bitcoin industry.
“It’s not often you can say you beat your heroes like @KyleBusch or @DaleJr but I came out on top at virtual @TalladegaSuperS,” elated Cook said after the race.
Cook’s post immediately went viral with 230 comments and 3,300 upvotes at the time of writing. One of the readers commended and congratulated Cook for raising more awareness for the mass adoption of Bitcoin. Another viewer said many viewers will be searching for the Bitcoin symbol because of what Crook has done.
Cook said he’s one of the enthusiasts of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. He revealed that he was drawn to Bitcoin three years ago after the big headlines Bitcoin made during one of its better days. As a teenager, he used to race street cars but later became a graphics designer after going through college. Later, he decided to do both designing and car racing by deciding the racer’s paint jobs. Presently, he is handling digital design for Joe Gibbs Racing, a five-time cup series winner.
The Bitcoin logo Cook designed was very visible, even as the cars raced on virtual 200 miles per hour. Cook said he was mindful of that when designing the Bitcoin logo to make it stand out too. Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt are professional stock car racing drivers, competing full time in NASCAR’s cup series. However, as a result of the lockdown, the race had to be done digitally, with real car racing professionals participating in the invitational tournament. That is similar to the present e-FIFA invitational tournament organized for real-life football professionals.
Supercars, IMSA, Indycar, and NASCAR are using iRacing to hold races that were not possible in real life because of the current COVID-19 situational lockdown across the world.
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