Author: iRacing

What had initially looked to be a fuel mileage race turned into a triple-overtime battle of survival as the eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series made its return to Pocono Raceway on Tuesday night. When all was said and done, seven cautions in the final third of the race turned the event from a typical superspeedway event to feeling like a short track, but it was Letarte Esports’ Bobby Zalenski who hung on to score his first win of the season and finally punch his playoff ticket in the latest twist of a dramatic and unpredictable season. “I wasn’t gonna let that go—I…

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One of iRacing’s biggest independently organized events enters its second stage tonight, as qualifying for the Blue-Emu Firecracker 400 kicks off tonight at 7PM ET. Fans of some of eNASCAR’s biggest stars, as well as some of the fastest real-world pros in the world, can tune in for first and second round qualifying from the virtual Daytona International Speedway over the next two days at twitch.tv/eracr_gg. 88 drivers, comprised of the top 11 finishers of each of last week’s eight heat races, have had their qualifying order locked in through a random drawing. Drivers who fail to crack the top…

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What’s it going to take for someone to repeat as a 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series winner? Nine rounds into the season, eight different drivers are in playoff spots thanks to race victories, while the ninth—four-time series champion Ray Alfalla—can’t be counted out of a charge over the next five races to crack the top 20. On Tuesday night, the vise of playoff pressure tightens its grip further on the rest of the field, as the series returns from its month long break at Pocono Raceway. The two-mile “Tricky Triangle” made its last appearance on the schedule in 2019, where…

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It was a clean sweep for Team Redline-powered entries in the top split of the 2021 iRacing Watkins Glen 6HR, as IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-inspired endurance racing returned to the iRacing special event calendar over the weekend. Patrick Wolf and Matt Farrow led 149 of 224 laps to take the overall win in the Dallara P217 LMP2, while the Porsche24 driven by Redline duo of Gianni Vecchio and Jeffrey Rietveld bested the GTE class and the BMW Team Redline pairing of Maximilian Benecke and Patrik Holzmann topped the GTD division. Wolf and Farrow would cross the finish line just over…

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Coming on the heels of a successful year across NASCAR’s fast-growing esports platform – the sanctioning body is today announcing an all-new eNASCAR series that will place a spotlight on the stars of its three international racing divisions across Europe, Mexico and Canada. The new series – entitled “the eNASCAR International iRacing Series” – will consist of three races at historic facilities – Brands Hatch, Circuit of the Americas, and the Daytona Road Course – live-streamed on eNASCAR.com/live at 6pm EDT/12am CET for a worldwide audience on consecutive Wednesday nights beginning June 23rd, 2021. The field will contain an even…

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It’s a match made in both real racing and sim racing heaven: iRacing returns to the primary sponsorship space of a NASCAR Xfinity Series car this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway with Josh Berry and JR Motorsports’ #8 Chevrolet Camaro for the Tennessee Lottery 250. To celebrate the track’s release on iRacing just weeks earlier, Berry, who grew up in nearby Hendersonville and met JRM founder Dale Earnhardt Jr. through sim racing, will wrap up his popular part-time 2021 campaign with iRacing on the hood. Nashville Superspeedway was revitalized for NASCAR’s return to the track in 2021, hosting all three national…

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One of iRacing’s biggest independent events kicks off tonight with the return of the Blue-Emu Firecracker 400, a unique multi-week event organized by eRacr featuring the 1987 NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird and the legacy scan of Daytona International Speedway. Spearheaded and organized by real-world NASCAR Cup Series drivers Landon Cassill and Parker Kligerman, the event begins with two days of preliminary races today and tomorrow to set an 88-driver field for next week’s single-car qualifying, with the Firecracker 200 for the lower half of the field on Monday, June 28 and the main event following…

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Want to get behind the wheel of a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport at the Red Bull Ring? As part of the track’s launch on iRacing, we’ve teamed up with the Red Bull Ring Driving Center to present the Red Bull Ring Fastest Lap Challenge, a two-week Time Attack from June 15-29! Post one of the three fastest times in a fixed setup session for a chance to bring your sim skills to the real world with the exact car and track combination from the Time Attack. The top three finishers in the final rankings will earn vouchers for Porsche…

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The return of the Motor Racing Outreach Better Half Dash, and its first running as an iRacing event, took place as part of a special edition of FS1’s NASCAR RaceHub on Thursday, and it was McCall Gaulding who would take the checkered flag on the Texas Motor Speedway Legends oval. The girlfriend of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Zane Smith was one of the quickest drivers throughout practice leading up to the event, won her heat race to claim the third starting spot on the grid, and led every single lap of the feature race. “When I asked MRO…

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One of stock car racing’s most popular exhibition races is back, and for the first time, it’s on iRacing! Motor Racing Outreach’s Better Half Dash, which pits some of NASCAR’s most prominent female figures against one another on the track to raise money for charity, returns as a virtual event from Texas Motor Speedway. The action airs tonight, June 10, at 6PM ET on FS1 as part of a special edition of NASCAR Race Hub. The Better Half Dash has raised over $350,000 benefitting Motor Racing Outreach and 50 other non-profit organizations since its first running in 2011. For seven…

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