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Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every week. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! This week, as we get ready for our next race at Auto Club Speedway, we get to know 2020 Auto Club race winner Ashton Crowder of Elliott Sadler Esports: Hometown: Charlotte, NC When did you start sim racing? 2011 Pre-race meal of choice? Anything that keeps my blood sugar steady. Chicken and Bananas usually. What’s on your pre-race playlist to get hyped up? This is Justin Bieber on…

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For 15 years, Homestead-Miami Speedway hosted some of the most thrilling races on the IndyCar calendar, counting such legendary drivers as Michael Andretti, Scott Dixon, and the late Dan Wheldon among its multi-time winners. Tonight, as part of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge, the cars and stars of the NTT IndyCar Series will make their virtual return to the 1.5-mile oval for the second race of the three-race tour. Last week’s visit to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve saw Alex Palou kick off his Chip Ganassi Racing tenure on the right foot, as the Spanish driver dominated the first portion of the race,…

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Hendrick Motorsports star and eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series team owner William Byron seized the lead for good on Lap 49 of the feature and never looked back on Wednesday night, scoring the first win of the 10-race eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series program for 2021 on the virtual dirt banks of Bristol Motor Speedway. Not only did Byron score a $5,000 donation from iRacing to the charity of his choice, he also proved that he’s still one of the drivers to beat in the invitational events after posting a top-five qualifying lap, winning the second heat, and leading a race-high…

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Another season of eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series action kicks off this Wednesday at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the action will look quite a bit different from last spring’s virtual race at The Last Great Colosseum. Just like its real-world counterpart later in the week, the virtual Bristol has undergone a dirt makeover, turning the high-banked half-mile into a festival of sideways driving sure to entertain race fans of all types. Coverage starts on FS1 at 6PM ET as part of NASCAR Race Hub, while the racing itself begins at 8PM ET. Much like in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event,…

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Coming off of the heels of what should remain one of the most exciting finishes of 2021 for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this weekend is your chance to hit the virtual Sebring International Raceway for the iRacing Sebring 12HR. This team event features our IMSA lineup of LMP2, GTE, and GT3 entries going once around the clock at the famous Florida road course. Do you and your fellow drivers have what it takes to respect the bumps and bring home the checkered flag? Full event details are below: Time Slots: Friday 22:00 GMT, Saturday 7:00, 12:00, 16:00 GMT License…

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Luck finally went the way of Mitchell deJong and Joshua Rogers in the top split of Sunday’s BMW SIM GT Cup round at Silverstone Circuit, as the duo led nearly every lap of the 63-lap race to take their first checkered flag of the year in the series. Rogers qualified on pole and dominated the early stretch, while deJong stepped in for the second half of the race and held off the second place team of race starter Maximilian Benecke and closer Enzo Bonito, winners two weeks ago at Suzuka, by 3.401 seconds. Chris Lulham and Daniel Juncadella completed the…

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The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series makes its return next week with a twist, one that parallels the real-life NASCAR Cup Series’ newest schedule addition. The iRacing circuit — which made its debut last year with Cup Series drivers and other stars in action — opens its 10-race season Wednesday on the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, four days before the Cup Series races on its real-world counterpart venue. Series organizers announced some details about the race format and schedule Friday afternoon. Coverage on FS1 begins at 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, with the first of three 20-lap qualifying heats…

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His first real-world NTT IndyCar Series race with Chip Ganassi Racing won’t happen for a month yet, but if Tuesday night’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge round at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is any indication, Alex Palou should be right at home running up front with his new team. The Spanish sophomore qualified on pole, led the first 18 laps, and then fought his way past Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin after pit stops to claim the first of three checkered flags in the miniseries building up to the real-world season opener at Barber Motorsports Park. Palou crossed the line just over three seconds…

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One month from today, the cars and stars of the NTT IndyCar Series will finally kick off their 2021 season at Barber Motorsports Park. For those who can’t wait that long, though, a majority of the series’ top names will hit the virtual track in tonight’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge round from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the first of a three-race slate set to ramp up to the real-world campaign. From former series champions like Josef Newgarden, to former Indianapolis 500 winners like Takuma Sato, to drivers like Simon Pagenaud and Will Power who have done both, there’s a bevy of established,…

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Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every week. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! This week, we wish a happy belated birthday (it was yesterday) to Roush Fenway Racing’s Nathan Lyon, as we put him under the spotlight: Hometown: Saint Louis When did you start sim racing? 2010 Pre-race meal of choice? Oscar Mayer Pepper Bacon BLT. What’s on your pre-race playlist to get hyped up? Africa by Toto. My secret talent is: I can guess the weather 50% of the time.…

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