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  • David Phillips
    Editor And Chief
    David Phillips is a long-time contributor to print and electronic publications in the U.S. and abroad, including Racer, Autosport, AutoWeek, Motor Sport and SPEEDtv.com, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for inRacingNews.com.
  • David Judson
    Contributor

    29 years old, Dave Judson lives in Mentor, Ohio. Dave has grown up with racing, watching his father win races and championships at the local go-kart track as a youngster and continuing his love of racing while watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1 and sports cars.
    Judson has enjoyed a successful sim-racing career of his own in the IZOD Indycar iRacing Open and Fixed Setup Series. He has race wins to his credits as well as the Division 1 Championship of the Open Series in Season 1 of 2013 and the Overall Championship of the Fixed Series in Season 3 of 2013.
    Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is looking to expand his horizons by writing for inRacingNews.

  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield, Connecticut where he currently attends Sacred Heart University. He is a fan of any form of racing, from NASCAR to IndyCar, Formula 1, and especially endurance racing. The summer of 2013 saw Kingsbury attend IndyCar's return to Pocono Raceway as well as the ARCA race at Pocono which Corey Lajoie won and got some pictures (including the accompanying mug shot) in Victory Lane thanks to his aunt!

  • Raymond Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Ray Kingsbury is a motorsport enthusiast and full-time university student, born and raised in Connecticut. He started his own racing career in BMX, riding bicycles competitively on the state level. In eight years he claimed the state championship and was ranked nationally before moving away from the sport. This void of activities led him to rediscover sim-racing in the form of NASCAR Heat. After a championship in the game's most competitive league Kingsbury started focusing full-time on his involvement in Live for Speed. There he founded Last Lap Motorsports which today has more than 20 members worldwide.

    When a few Last Lap Motorsports members decided to give iRacing.com a chance to feed their desire for more oval racing, Ray teamed with his brother Matt, Nathan Lamothe and newcomer Jimmie Jones to enter the ETV! Live Team Series and claimed the title after a dominating performance at Watkins Glen. To this day the team continues in both Live for Speed and iRacing.com and Ray still takes much delight in his own sim-racing career. A reporter for his high school newspaper before moving to university, Kingsbury keeps-up his writing activities by contributing to iRacing News.

  • Jeff Jacobs
    Contributor

    Jeff Jacobs started autocrossing with the SCCA in 1990 while a student at the University of Florida. He has competed in the SCCA's National Tour and ProSolo series since 1995, winning a ProSolo National Championship in H-Stock in 2011 driving a 2010 MINI Cooper. Jeff completed his SCCA Club Racing drivers' school in 2012 at Roebling Road in a Spec Miata. He currently writes a column for the SCCA's Northeast Division in SportsCar Magazine and is the Region Executive of the Philadelphia Region SCCA.

    Jeff joined iRacing in October 2012. After starting with the MX-5 and SRF cars, he has been concentrating on the Ford Mustang FR500S, competing in the iRacing.com Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Jordan Hightower
    Contributor

    Jordan began sim-racing in 2005 with the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season sim and then joined the iRacing community in June of 2008. He hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he is currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, after which he plans to attend the University of Arkansas to earn his MBA. Although he enjoys watching and playing basketball, most of Jordan's focus is on motorsports, particularly NASCAR: "Anything that burns gas and goes fast, I like."

  • Scott Kelly
    Contributor

    Born and raised in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, Scott Kelly has had a love for motorsports ever since his father did the right thing by introducing auto racing into his life. No longer able to quench his need for speed by spectating NASCAR races on TV and watching dirt track stars slide around local tracks, Kelly eventually picked-up sim racing in his teens, wheeling cars found in Ratbag Games' "Dirt Track Racing" and "World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars" while also becoming introduced into multiple Papyrus sim-racing series. Joining the iRacing ranks in late 2011, Kelly set his sights on the short track racing he was familiar with, focusing on the sprint car, while also driving the Legends and street stock in multiple iRacing.com leagues.

    Kelly brings not just his enthusiasm for racing to the highest-rated motorsports simulation, but also his B.A. degree in English; he covers the action seen in the iRacing.com Sprint Car Series, while also placing the spotlight on various leagues within the service. Enjoying his start to a career in motorsports journalism, Kelly also doesn't mind visiting victory lane from time-to-time.

  • George Wood
    Contributing Writer
    After beginning his racing career with go-karts at age seven, George then turned wrenches on street stocks until he could finally turn the wheel. Following the successes of his friends and family, George has since retired from real-world racing, where he is now a science and mathematics faculty member for several local community colleges. When George isn't grading laboratory reports or iRacing, he is performing at bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, making fishing lures, playing golf, and rooting for his beloved Baltimore Orioles.
  • Chris Hall
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Chris Hall has been writing since the nineties and moved into motorsports reporting in 2005, covering series such as ALMS, British GT, FIA GT, Le Mans and 2CV racing for Full Throttle magazine, Motorsport.com, The-Paddock.net, GTGateway.com, L' Endurance and, of course, inRacingNews. During 2008 and 2009, he worked with the RSS Performance Porsche Carrera Cup Team (and former British GT(C) champions) as a data engineer for a variety of drivers and models of 997s.
  • Jason Lofing
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Jason is 21 years old and was born and raised in Elk Grove. California. A big time NASCAR fan, he hasn’t missed a race on Sunday in years. Lofing is also a huge San Fransisco Giants fan and tries to take in at least a couple games a year. Other than sim racing, his biggest (and far more expensive!) hobby is photography. Although he is rather new to sim racing, Lofing has already accomplished some pretty impressive results, qualifying for the 2011 iRacing Oval Pro Series in Season 1, 2011, winning the inaugural Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge and finishing runner-up in the second one.
  • Dylan Sharman
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in Adelaide and we moved-out for Angle Vale for a few years until I was about 7 years old, when we moved to the Barossa Valley where I live now. I'm 19 years old and currently traveling back and forth weekly as I'm studying for a Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology.

    I've always had a love for racing as my close family did some racing and we were always out at the local dirt track. I joined iRacing back in 2010 and slowly but surely got the hang of it as this is my first experience with sim racing and am loving it each time I race. I've won two SK Modified titles (almost had three in a row but finished P2 in 2011 S4), an iRacingNews Challenge championship (2012 S1 Mazda) and was also an AustralAsian Intel GT Series Finalist.
  • Katier Scott
    Contributing Writer
    I am a veteran sim racer who first started racing way back in 1993 on the SPRTSIMS section of Compuserve with a league who can trace themselves all the way to the present. Within that league I act as Chief Steward and try to bring the unique viewpoint that this experience gives me into my articles.
    I have a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Editorial design and have been writing for seven years and currently cover the Lotus 79 CTC and Radical series alongside my freelance work. Living in the UK, as well as motorsports I love Photography, Arts and Crafts and reading.
  • David Ifeguni
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1988 and moved to Midland, Michigan when I was two years old. I stayed there until third grade when I moved to Farmington Hills, Michigan and now I currently live in Naperville, IL where I'm attending Metea Valley High School as a 9th grader. In the past, I have participated in soccer and this year I plan on joining swimming or water polo. My family includes my 15 year old sister, a 7 year old sister and my mom and dad. I have been writing since 6th grade and have participated in many writing contests in my school and have received several awards for writing.
    My fascination for motorsports began when I was nine. The first NASCAR race I watched on TV was the 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, won by Kasey Kahne. My favorite NASCAR drivers are Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr, and Jimmie Johnson. I have watched all the races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series since 2010. I currently have three wins on iRacing, two of them in the Nationwide car at Daytona and one in the Street stocks at Charlotte. My favorite car and type of track on iRacing is the Nationwide Series (B Class) car and superspeedways.

Ganassi Team Goes One-Two At Daytona

January 30th, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It was a long 24 hours, but in the end it was favorites that drove into the sunset in the 49th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona that concluded Sunday afternoon at Daytona Int’l Speedway. Defending Grand Am Rolex Series champions Chip Ganassi Racing with lead driver Scott Pruett captured the twice-around-the-clock classic with an impressive one-two-finish in the event at the 3.56-mile road course, despite a yellow flag with only nine minutes remaining and the green flag waving for a one-lap dash to the checkered flag with less than two minutes in the race.

Rum Bum Repeats At Daytona

January 28th, 2011

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Rum Bum Repeats At Daytona

The Rum Bum Racing BMW M3 shared Friday at Daytona Int'l Speedway by Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi. (Grand Am photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla

Elite Company

January 27th, 2011

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Elite Company

Jimmie Johnson (left) and Jamie McMurray (HHP Photos) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The names are magical. The accomplishment is legendary.

McMurray Signs Extension With EGR

January 21st, 2011

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McMurray Signs Extension With EGR

Jamie McMurray (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jamie McMurray confirmed Friday that he has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. A native of Missouri, McMurray had a breakout season last year driving the No

MWR Duo Lead Daytona Test

January 20th, 2011

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MWR Duo Lead Daytona Test

Martin Truex, Jr. (56) and David Reutimann draft together during the first day of testing at Daytona Int'l Speedway Thursday afternoon

Gordon Tops ARCA Testing Via Draft

January 13th, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — With under one hour remaining in the second day of ARCA Racing Series testing Wednesday at Daytona Int’l Speedway, five cars set out to draft, in turn creating the highest speeds so far during the test.

Fowler, Venturini Lead Daytona ARCA Test

January 12th, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Venturini Motorsports and 18-year-old Kyle Fowler led the first day of ARCA Racing Series testing at the recently repaved Daytona Int’l Speedway Tuesday afternoon

Marks Making Truck Series Return

January 11th, 2011

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Marks Making Truck Series Return

Justin Marks (Adam Fenwick Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Marks will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season to drive the No. 66 Turn One Racing Chevrolet for team owner Stacy Compton.

Johnson Seeks Daytona Triumph

January 9th, 2011

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Johnson Seeks Daytona Triumph

Jimmie Johnson (left) chats with actor Patrick Dempsey during testing for the Rolex 24 At Daytona Saturday at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Grand Am Photo). DAYTONA BEACH, Fla

Budweiser Shootout Eligible Drivers Revealed

January 7th, 2011

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Budweiser Shootout Eligible Drivers Revealed

Kevin Harvick is the two-time defending winner of the pre-season Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Int'l Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla

Shank Reveals Third Rolex 24 Entry

January 7th, 2011

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Shank Reveals Third Rolex 24 Entry

A.J. Allmendinger, Michael McDowell and Justin Wilson will drive the No

Action Express Sets Rolex Driver Lineup

January 6th, 2011

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Action Express Sets Rolex Driver Lineup

Action Express Racing, seen here during a test at Homestead-Miami Speedway in December, has sets its driver lineup for the Rolex 24. (Grand Am Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Defending Rolex 24 At Daytona champions Action Express Racing have announced a two-car driver lineup for this year’s Jan.

Daytona Makes Staff Changes

January 6th, 2011

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Int’l Speedway has hired Ryan Tolley as director of sales effective Feb.

Ganassi Sets Rolex Lineup

January 4th, 2011

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Ganassi Sets Rolex Lineup

Chip Ganassi Racing, shown here at Daytona in 2010, will again field two entries and eight drivers in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan.

Bowles Confirmed For All-Star Showdown

December 28th, 2010

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Bowles Confirmed For All-Star Showdown

Jason Bowles (NASCAR Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jason Bowles will return home to California next month to take part in the annual NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown at Toyota Speedway @ Irwindale

McAnally Tabs Champs For All-Star Showdown

December 23rd, 2010

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Championship-winning car owner Bill McAnally has increased his odds of seeing one of his drivers in victory lane in next month’s NASCAR Toyota All-Star Showdown as three 2010 NASCAR titlists will be racing out of the Bill McAnally Racing fold for the special event

Season Rewind: ARCA Racing Series

December 20th, 2010

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Season Rewind: ARCA Racing Series

ARCA RACING SERIES CHAMPION: Patrick Sheltra Patrick Sheltra won two races en route to his first ARCA Racing Series championship. (Adam Fenwick Photo) For the third-straight season, the battle for the ARCA Racing Series championship came down to the season finale, held this year at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway

Drivers Pleased With Daytona Test

December 17th, 2010

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Drivers Pleased With Daytona Test

Jeff Burton (31), Matt Kenseth (17), Bobby Labonte (47) and Regan Smith during the Goodyear Tire Test at Daytona Int'l Speedway Thursday afternoon.