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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, oversees the daily updating of news stories and assigns, edits and contributes feature material for
  • Wil Vincent
    Contributing writer

    Wil is a 25 year old student, town planner, and sim racing commentator, most well known for his work as the lead commentator for GlacierTV. Wil got into commentating through his college student radio, where he also worked as a journalist and interviewer, covering gigs and festivals within the UK, and joined GlacierTV in February 2012, becoming lead commentator a month later. His work culminated in him commentating on the 2013 World Championship Grand Prix Series, iRacing Indy 500, and iRacing All Star Race. When he gets in the virtual cockpit, you'll normally see will taking on the thrill of IndyCar Oval racing, or trying his hand in GT action

    Outside of iRacing, Wil's an avid IndyCar fan, having watched the sport since the late 1990s, and always looks forward to the Month of May. He also enjoys watching NASCAR, Formula 1, and V8 Supercars.

  • Jeff Jacobs

    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 Mustang Cup series and the Continental Endurance Sports Car Series.

  • Cam Stark
    contributing writer

    I began taking sim racing seriously about a year ago, but have loved motorsports from a young age. I began following Formula One first, then realized there are a huge variety of motorsports to watch. iRacing has opened my eyes even more to the diversity and volume of “real world” motorsports, let alone on the sim itself. With the huge varieties of series to choose from, you're spoiled for choice!

    Ever since I began iRacing, I wanted to improve on my ability, be it road or oval. Having not really heard about oval racing prior to November last year (blame the UK press), my mentality towards it has totally changed from what it would have initially been - it's awesome! I recently began road racing again - in the Star Mazda - and have been having a blast ever since. On top of racing the series I have the privilege of writing the articles for iRacing News.

    In all honesty I have surprised myself on iRacing. From being a fairly casual gamer/racer, it's been a world of difference, but it has far exceeded my expectations. I had a very brief stint driving in rFactor leagues, but I found my place of sim racing on this service, and I can't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  • Justin Sutton
    series contributor

    Justin is 29 and lives in Texas with his girlfriend and three dogs. Although always a fan of road racing growing up, Sutton never got the chance to participate in Sim-Racing until 2012 and didn't join iRacing until 2013. The son of a writer, and former resident of Connecticut and Philadelphia, his interests vary. Currently Sutton is a co-owner of YouTube channel focused on racing games and simulators and more specifically Formula One along with his partner Mikko from Finland (BoxBoxBoxGaming). Currently Sutton writes the Skip Barber F2000 and Lotus 49 articles (and the occasional F1 article) for iRacing News, and doesn't get nearly enough time to race the cars he writes about.

    Gaming is a big part of Sutton's life as well as he is both viewer and broadcaster on Twitch along with his girlfriend of seven years. In addition to being an aspiring writer he is a skilled speaker with a focus on commentary of races and hopes one day to do commentary for road racing of some kind.

  • Matt Holden

    Matt Holden began his involvement in motorsports at an early age, moving to Charlotte, NC when he was 6 months old. Growing up next door to a NASCAR TV personality, racing has always been a major part of his life. Currently studying Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte, Matt works for US Legend Cars International as a technical inspector and race official at local tracks such as Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Speedway. Within iRacing, Matt is the Crew Chief for Gale Force Racing's #05 car in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, as well as Chassis Engineer for the team's R&D program.

  • Paul Slavonik
    iRacingNews Series Writer

    For all intents and purposes, Paul Slavonik was a late-bloomer to racing. Growing up watching NASCAR drivers such as Davey Allison and Earnhardt Sr. was the furthest extent of Paul’s racing aspirations at the time. Fast forwarding 20 years, Paul began watching the UK show Top Gear and thus ensued a fascination with all things fast. Soon after, Paul stumbled upon and has been hooked on racing ever since.
    A United States Army Veteran, Certified Audio Engineer and aspiring author, Paul spends his time hanging out with his wife and working on his first book. Currently residing in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), TX, his favorite racing series is the Australian V8 Supercars (go FPR!) and he has recently joined a local ChumpCar racing team. Paul began writing news stories for iRacingNews in January of 2014 and currently covers the GT3 Challenge Series and the V8 Supercars Series.

  • Thiago Izequiel

    Born in 1985 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Thiago Izequiel is a graphic and web designer, go kart racer, aiming to get a career in motorsports. He started racing in 2007 and joined iRacing in 2010. Thiago lives in Maricá, a little town located in Rio de Janeiro state, around 60km far away from Rio de Janeiro city. In 2014 he started to write for iRacing News and also started to design layouts for racing cars.

    Working as a freelancer today, he started working as a designer in 2006. After a few years working in web design agencies, Thiago decided to follow his dreams and quit his job to work with a racing driver named Suzane Carvalho in 2011, on her driver's school. Things didn't worked out as expected and Thiago, after getting jobs as a front-end developer and social media content developer, went back to the dream path as a freelancer so he could have more time to focus on his driving career.

  • David Moulthrop
    NASCAR Contributor

    David Moulthrop is an award winning motorsports photo journalist and has covered auto racing since the mid-seventies. While he is most well known for his NASCARimages he has also covered F1, American Road Racing, and IndyCar on a regular basis. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and online news sites including, National Speed Sport News, Area Auto Racing News, Auto Racing USA, Stock Car Magazine, Sprint Cup Dateline, and Jayski. David joined the iRacing team in 2004 as a contract photographer and became iRacing's Laser Scan Project Manager in 2005.

  • Jack Davidson
    Staff Videographer

    Jack is a recent grad from Boston University with a passion for filmmaking as well as racing. He grew up playing games such as the Need For Speed series, Gran Turismo, and more recently, the GRID and DIRT franchises.

  • Jason Lofing 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.
  • 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.


by Dave Moulthrop on February 14th, 2015


This weekend saw NASCAR end what seems to have been one of the longest lasting off seasons, due to the ban on testing. After a two month lay off, twenty five Sprint Cup cars took Daytona International Speedway’s green flag at 5 PM Friday for the first of two practice sessions for the 3rd Annual Sprint Unlimited. In the first session Kyle Larson ran 28 laps, which was the most among all the drivers. Matt Kenseth had the best ten lap average at 195.882 mph while Kurt Busch set the fastest single lap, running in the draft at a speed of 200.749 mph. As dusk turned to darkness just 14 of the 25 eligible cars chose to practice under the lights. Jeff Gordon, who had the second fastest 10 lap [...]

The Void Remains

by Wil Vincent on October 16th, 2014


Three years ago today, Dan Wheldon lost his life at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. ‘The kid from Emberton’ had won his second Indy 500 just five months prior, and after a season without a full time ride, had just signed with Andretti Motorsports for 2012. Whilst not running in what was then the IZOD IndyCar Series every week, he was splitting his time between working for Versus (now NBCSN) as an analyst, and testing what was then known as the Dallara IR-12. A new car for a new tomorrow in what was a series slowly rebuilding itself after ‘the split’ and eventual (re)merger. IndyCar had really tried to make Vegas special. Calling it the ‘IndyCar World Championship,’ putting it on network TV and offering a $5 million prize to any [...]

Putting the Online in Online Racing

by David Phillips on May 30th, 2014

Wise 98 B

Josh Wise is – arguably – the world’s foremost online racer.  Forget for the moment that he’s been a member of the iRacing community since 2010 (with 22 wins to his credit) and consider the enormous impact the larger online community has had on Wise’s efforts to campaign the #98 Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup.For openers, of course, the PPR Chevy SS sports the colors of two Internet-based sponsors in Dogecoin, an open source peer-to-peer digital currency, and the entertainment, social networking service and news website But don’t forget the Internet community raised the $55,000 needed to sponsor Wise at Talladega, an effort he repaid with a twentieth place finish.  Then there’s the giant-slaying story of how a successful online campaign resulted in Wise [...]

Johnson claims eighth Martinsville win

April 7th, 2013

Johnson claims eighth Martinsville win

Jimmie Johnson kept his nose clean in a fractious race to claim his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville. Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsport team-mates Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne spent the whole race battling with the Joe Gibbs cars of Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, but in the end it was Johnson who took the chequer for the 62nd time in his career. Clint Bowyer brought his battle-scarred Toyota home second after a strong finish, just ahead of Gordon.

Now Available: Generation-6 Chevrolet SS

by David Phillips on February 26th, 2013

sim racing

You watched Jimmie, Dale and Danica race it in Sunday’s Daytona 500, now you can have your very own Generation-6 Chevrolet SS.  The Gen-6 Chevy SS is available on iRacing for $11.95, just in time to start preparing for the new NASCAR iRacing Series.  Think of it as iRacing’s version of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Tuesday.”  Click here for complete details.

Stewart warns over Patrick pressure

February 18th, 2013

Stewart warns over Patrick pressure

Danica Patrick’s team boss Tony Stewart has warned that her historic pole position for the Daytona 500 should not increase expectations for Patrick’s first full NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Stewart-Haas Chevrolet driver Patrick became the first female polesitter in Cup and Daytona 500 history when she held off four-time champion Jeff Gordon to secure the top spot on Sunday. Patrick has been under intense media scrutiny throughout her top-level career

Smith to drive for Earnhardt’s team

October 25th, 2012

Smith to drive for Earnhardt’s team

Regan Smith will drive a full season for JR Motorsports in the 2013 Nationwide Series, the team announced Wednesday. Smith will drive the #5 Chevrolet next year for Dale Earnhardt Jr’s outfit hoping to contend for the title in the second-tier series and will race for the team for the first time in this year’s season-finale at Homestead.

A Brand New Name in IndyCars

by David Phillips on August 30th, 2011

Brand has driven the Livestrong Dallara to third place on the ovals of the IZOD IndyCar Premier Series.

Monica Clara Brand’s name may not be quite as familiar to IndyCar fans as those of Sarah Fisher and Danica Patrick, but she has much in common with them.  Like Fisher she has qualified on the pole for an IndyCar race . . . 30 by actual count.  And, like Patrick, she has finished an IndyCar race in Victory Lane.  In fact, Brand has more than 25 wins to her credit from MIS to Iowa to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What distinguishes Brand’s racing career from those of Fisher and Patrick is that all of her IndyCar success has come in a digitized Dallara on the virtual race tracks of   In fact, the 34 year old resident of Bucharest, Romania has never even attended a “real world” IZOD IndyCar [...]

A Wise Voice for iRacing

by David Phillips on March 10th, 2011

A Wise Voice for iRacing

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Josh Wise is the latest pro racer to tout the benefits of, both for the fun factor and as a serious tool for helping him improve his “game.”  The youngest champion in USAC history, Wise caught the eye of another USAC champion – Tony Stewart – who helped him break into stock car racing in ARCA and, later, NASCAR where he drove in the Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series for Michael Waltrip Racing, Fitz Motorsports and Darrell Waltrip Motorsports.  The California-native joined JR Motorsports this season and will split time with Danica Patrick in the #7 Chevrolet in Nationwide Series competition. See what Josh has to say about iRacing (and a few other things) here: While you’re at it, check-out an impressive JR [...]

Sponsler Scores at Homestead-Miami

by Henrik Müller on January 4th, 2011

Sponsler Scores at Homestead-Miami

Close, side-by-side racing is the trademark of south Florida’s 1.5 mile Homestead-Miami Speedway oval. Danica Patrick and Tony Kanaan showed in the IZOD IndyCar Series season finale how it can be done when they fought very hard for the second position in the last 15 laps. One of the keys behind the competitiveness surely is the progressive banking of 18°-20° which gives the track, in combination with its symmetric design, a unique look and feel. So when iRacing’s IZOD IndyCar Series visited Homestead last week, some of the sim racers came too close together while enjoying the fight and in the end they were “kissing the wall” harder than they wanted to.  With a smile under his helmet, Martin Blais (Club Eastern Canada) certainly showed how to race at Homestead [...]

Back Home Again in Indiana

by Henrik Müller on December 1st, 2010

Back Home Again in Indiana

In the midst of celebrating the centennial era of  its namesake circuit, the IZOD IndyCar Series came back to the unique 2.5 mile oval that is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   Built in 1909, the track hosted the first 500 mile event (the so called “Sweepstakes Race”) in 1911 and has since lured the world’s best oval and road course drivers in quest of their own imaginary bottle of milk. Every single inch of pavement and every single seat in the grandstands could tell thousands of impressive and touching stories . . . This week wrote many stories of its own: it saw no less than 23 individual drivers with 43 online races in just four race days – one of the most competitive weeks this series has ever seen. [...]

NASCAR Reacts To Chevy’s IndyCar Rebirth

November 13th, 2010

NASCAR Reacts To Chevy’s IndyCar Rebirth

IZOD IndyCar Series drivers and members of the ICONIC Committee stand in front of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Al Unser's 1986 Indianapolis 500 winning car. (Ron McQueeney/IndyCar Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz. — Chevrolet is king in NASCAR, where it won the Manufacturer’s Championship for the 34th time in the Sprint Cup Series this year

Formula Star Mazda Champion, iRacer Conor Daly Wins Gorsline Scholarship

by Judy Stropus on November 5th, 2010

Formula Star Mazda Champion, iRacer Conor Daly Wins Gorsline Scholarship

Conor Daly, of Noblesville, Ind., has been selected to receive the 18th annual Gorsline Scholarship, presented by The Gorsline Company. Daly, 18, is the 2010 Formula Star Mazda champion, the son of professional racing champion Derek Daly and an iRacing member. The Gorsline Scholarship recognizes aspiring drivers and presents a program that provides tools that will assist these drivers in developing skills on and off the track to attain their professional goals. As the scholarship winner, Daly will work with Dr. Jacques Dallaire, Director of Performance Prime, to create an individually-designed performance-enhancement program, courtesy of The Gorsline Company. “Conor is a perfect candidate for this scholarship,” said John Gorsline, principal of The Gorsline Company, the leader in high-risk motorsports insurance. “In his short career, he has demonstrated an ability to [...]

Patrick Set For 2011

October 15th, 2010

Patrick Set For 2011

Danica Patrick CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick will return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series for a second season of limited competition.

Castroneves Wins Second Straight

September 19th, 2010

Castroneves Wins Second Straight

By Bruce Martin MOTEGI, Japan — Not even Helio Castroneves’ impressive victory in Sunday’s Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi could take the spotlight away from the battle for the IZOD IndyCar Series championship between Dario Franchitti and Will Power.

KV Racing Has Strong Showing

July 27th, 2010

KV Racing Has Strong Showing

EDMONTON, Alberta — When Jimmy Vasser became a team owner, he wanted to one day emulate a team owner that he achieved much of his success with as a driver — Chip Ganassi. And while Vasser’s KV Racing Technology team was a winner in Champ Car and has been competitive in IndyCar, the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season has been too much like Ganassi’s 2005 IndyCar campaign with a series of crashed race cars and costly equipment. That certainly isn’t what Vasser had in mind when he wanted to be compared Ganassi

Notes: Patrick Finishes Strong Sixth

July 20th, 2010

Notes: Patrick Finishes Strong Sixth

TORONTO — Few drivers in the IZOD IndyCar Series needed a better finish than Danica Patrick. Despite her star-power as the most visible driver in IndyCar and her attempt at competing in a limited NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule, this has been a frustrating season for the female race driver.

Team Penske Has Power Play In Toronto

July 18th, 2010

Team Penske Has Power Play In Toronto

TORONTO — Will Power has gone two-in-a-row for the second time this season driving to victory in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto for his fourth win in the IZOD IndyCar Series season. Power passed race-leader Justin Wilson on a lap-71 restart. Wilson would spin out on that lap and that set the battle between Power and Dario Franchitti

Another One For Busch

July 10th, 2010

Another One For Busch

JOLIET, Ill, — Kyle Busch ho-hummed his way through most of the Dollar General Powered by Coca-Cola Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway, then launched a green-white-checker charge to beat Joey Logano to the finish under the yellow flag. Busch, who led 110 of the 203-laps, appeared snookered behind series points leader Brad Keselowski as the field came down for the “overtime” green flag, but Keselowski ran out of fuel as the field approached the start-finish line. Busch moved alongside Logano’s GameStop Toyota for the restart, then outran him to the white flag and coasted to victory when a seven-car crash on the final lap ended it.

Iowa Speedway Bump Makes Racing Interesting

June 22nd, 2010

Iowa Speedway Bump Makes Racing Interesting

NEWTON, Iowa — Every race track has its own unique obstacle. At Iowa Speedway, it’s a bump in between turns one and two that turns the seven-eighths-mile oval into an “obstacle course.” The bump is just over the infield tunnel that allows traffic into the track.