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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.

France Confirms Procedural Changes For 2011

January 27th, 2011

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France Confirms Procedural Changes For 2011

Brian France addresses the media last fall at Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Getty Images photo).

Jimmy John’s To Back RCR No. 29

January 25th, 2011

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Jimmy John’s To Back RCR No. 29

Kevin Harvick's Jimmy John's sponsored NASCAR Nationwide Series machine. WELCOME, N.C.

Nashville Fairgrounds Survive Council Vote

January 19th, 2011

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Nashville Fairgrounds Survive Council Vote

James Pritchard (41), Max Dumarey (16) and Marc Davis (18) race three-wide during a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn., in 2007. (Mike Keon Photo) NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Pocono Cup Qualifying Moves To Saturday

January 17th, 2011

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LONG POND, Pa. — Pocono Raceway has followed in Martinsville (Va.) Speedway’s footsteps by shifting qualifying for both its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events to Saturday.

Martinsville Cup Quals Move To Saturday

January 13th, 2011

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martinsville Speedway officials have made a schedule change to the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 weekend. Qualifying for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 will be held Saturday, April 2.

Turner Adds Martin To Driver Lineup

January 12th, 2011

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Turner Adds Martin To Driver Lineup

Mark Martin will drive the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet in select NASCAR Nationwide Series events for Turner Motorsports in 2011.

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.

Carrier Named Piquet’s Truck Crew Chief

January 10th, 2011

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Veteran NASCAR crew chief Chris Carrier has joined Kevin Harvick, Inc. as crew chief for the organization’s third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in 2011, the No

Call It Lucas Oil Raceway

January 9th, 2011

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Call It Lucas Oil Raceway

Ashley Force Hood does a burnout prior to a run during the NHRA Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Ind. (NHRA Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — The historic Indianapolis Raceway Park has changed names again

Leavine, Fenton Partner For New Cup Effort

January 7th, 2011

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TYLER, Texas — Texas natives Bob Leavine and Lance Fenton have partnered to form Leavine Fenton Racing, with plans to field entries in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season.

Lofton Teams With Germain Racing

January 7th, 2011

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Lofton Teams With Germain Racing

Justin Lofton has joined Germain Racing to drive the No. 77 Toyota Tundra during his sophomore season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images Photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C

Cobb Teams With 2nd Chance In Nationwide

January 5th, 2011

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Cobb Teams With 2nd Chance In Nationwide

Jennifer Jo Cobb (HHP/Rusty Burroughs Photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Jennifer Jo Cobb will partner with 2nd Chance Motorsports to drive the No. 79 Ford Mustang in the first five NASCAR Nationwide Series races of the season

Season Rewind: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

December 26th, 2010

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Season Rewind: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

CHAMPION: Jimmie Johnson It wasn't easy, but somehow Jimmie Johnson claimed his fifth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title in 2010. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) Jimmie Johnson rallied from 33 points behind with two races remaining and won his fifth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. While Johnson secured the title with a second-place finish in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the season was not the typical one of domination by the Hendrick Motorsports No

Vision Aviation Merges With Ballew Truck Team

December 22nd, 2010

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Vision Aviation Merges With Ballew Truck Team

Aric Almirola scored two victories driving for Billy Ballew Motorsports in 2011.

NASCAR, American Ethanol Form Partnership

December 2nd, 2010

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LAS VEGAS — NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced a long-term partnership with American Ethanol led by ethanol advocacy group Growth Energy during the annual Myers Brothers Luncheon Thursday at the Bellagio.

ARCA Sets Dates At Three Tracks

November 25th, 2010

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The ARCA Racing Series has announced three more dates for its 2011 racing season. Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway April 15 to open a weekend of NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action, and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., will do the same Oct

Four Champs Crowned At Dual Banquet

November 23rd, 2010

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Four Champs Crowned At Dual Banquet

The trophies for NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and team owner is paired with the trophy for NASCAR Camping World Series team owner and champion were on display at the media luncheon at Loews in Miami Beach. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images Photo) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — For the first time in NASCAR national series history, four championships in two different series were awarded simultaneously.

Busch Thrilled With Truck Owner’s Title

November 22nd, 2010

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Busch Thrilled With Truck Owner’s Title

Kyle Busch picked up eight victories this season en route to claiming the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner's title for his first-year Kyle Busch Motorsports team.

Bodine Now A Two-Timer

November 16th, 2010

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Bodine Now A Two-Timer

PUCKER UP: Todd Bodine kisses the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship trophy after clinching his second series title Friday night at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz

NASCAR Notes: JJ Works Magic Fuel Strategy

November 16th, 2010

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NASCAR Notes: JJ Works Magic Fuel Strategy

SIDE BY SIDE: Jimmie Johnson (48) races alongside championship rival Kevin Harvick during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz