by David Phillips on August 2nd, 2011
iRacing 2.0 made its debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series last weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway, in the form of the #7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet piloted by Josh Wise — featuring a dramatic iRacing 2.0 livery designed by iRacer Kevin King, of San Diego.
Things got off to an encouraging start with Wise running in the top ten in practice, but when qualifying rolled-around he could do no better than twentieth. Despite their best efforts, Wise and the JR Motorsports team never really got a handle on the car in race conditions and brought the car home in 19th spot.
They’ll get a chance to put the lessons from LOR to good use this weekend, as Wise will drive the iRacing 2.0 Chevrolet at Iowa Speedway which, by the way, is the newest speedway on the iRacing service. The race will be broadcast on ESPN 2 starting at 7:30 pm EDT, with the radio coverage on MRN commencing with pre-race show at 7 pm EDT. (Photos: HHP/Tami Kelly Pope)