The effort by E-sports to satisfy the appetite many Americans have for sports in offering virtual NASCAR racing is catching on during these unusual and historic times. Because an estimated 900,000 Americans tuned in to watch a virtual race last Sunday, Fox sports network says it will broadcast the remainder of events this season in the “E-NASCAR Pro invitational I-racing series. Virtual racing lets competitors race against each other, using a system that includes a computer, steering wheel and pedals. It’s been around for years but is growing in popularity because the Covid19 virus has canceled live sporting events and there really isn’t much else for sports fans to watch on the tube. Virtual reality is becoming an important part of our lives during the current pandemic. Many of us have been involved in virtual company meetings this week, and virtual doctor visits are becoming increasingly popular. Perhaps the best use of virtual technology was pointed out to me by a friend from St. Louis who told me last Friday that his wife and her co-workers were having a virtual happy hour. I think that’s American technology and ingenuity at it’s best. That’s the way I see it.