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Kyle Busch finishes 13th in virtual IndyCar racing debut

AUTO: FEB 22 NASCAR Cup Series - Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 22: Kyle Busch (18) Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota Camry speaks to the media during the NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube on February 22, 2020, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Some people consider the number 13 an unlucky number.

But for NASCAR Cup driver Kyle Busch, 13 was not a bad finishing position considering it was in his first career virtual IndyCar race in the third IndyCar iRacing Challenge event, held Saturday at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan.

Busch started 25th in the 33-driver race and made steady progress in his Dallara chassis.

IndyCar regular and defending real-life Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud won his second consecutive IndyCar iRacing Challenge event, followed by Scott Dixon and Pagenaud’s teammate, Will Power.

Click here to read more about the race.

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