Sim Racing Connects Fittipaldi, Daytona 500 Winner Byron

When William Byron crossed the finish line as the winner of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19, it’s a safe bet one NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver cheered in mutual celebration – Pietro Fittipaldi. I know the NASCAR schedule is busy, but it would be great to have him out to one of the INDYCAR races.”. In fact, both Byron and Pietro Fittipaldi consider former INDYCAR SERIES and NASCAR driver Papis as a mentor. So, there are no memories for the younger Fittipaldi of watching his grandfather race, outside of videos. While Fittipaldi doesn’t necessarily come from the same background as Byron, he does have the same love and appreciation for virtual racing. In 2011 and 2012, he was a standout in real race cars at Hickory Motor Speedway. “We know motorsport, it is very expensive to go karting and to race cars.

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