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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.
  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield county, 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 Corey's aunt!

  • Wil Vincent
    Contributin 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 iRacing.com 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.

  • Brooks Westfall
    Silver Crown Writer

    I've been sim racing since 2011 when I joined iRacing. I've jumped to many different sims, including rFactor, Richard Burns Rally, and the famous NASCAR Racing 2003. I picked up a copy of NR2003 with my birthday money when I was only 9, but was limited to a keyboard and a controller. After reciving a G25 for Christmas in '11, I've loved sim racing and the community iRacing has. I hope to end up writing for a car magazine or website in the near future, and intend on attending university to accomplish that.
    Aside from my career in sim racing and the real world, I hope to have my own small, yet functional race team soon with the purchace of a go kart. Since I'm currently residing in Maryland, I don't have a wide range of racing to choose from. My only options on a small budget are drag racing or kart racing. After the completion of my senior year in high school next year, I hope that inRacing News and other affiliates will help my dreams of writing for Road & Track become a reality!

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Marc Dorval
    series contributor

    Marc Dorval has been a dedicated but talentless iRacer since 2009. Currently hanging out near the back of the Lotus 79 pack, he nonetheless contributes to the community through posts, statistics, and a weekly recap on the main events of the Lotus 79 series.
    Outside of iRacing, Marc is married with two grown-up children, loves Jaguar cars, and runs an IT consulting practice.

  • Matt Holden
    Contributor

    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 iRacing.com 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.

  • 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.

  • Thiago Izequiel
    Contributor

    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.

  • Tom O'Leary
    author

    Tom is an 18-year old student from London, UK. Tom started sim-racing quite recently, although his passion for motorsport started at an early age, watching BTCC since the late 90s. Tom has since then expanded his interests in motorsport, watching Le Mans 24hr (and endurance racing as a whole) as well as the DTM, F1, and since starting to write about the NASCAR iRacing Series - NASCAR!

    Tom appeared on the sim-racing scene by trying out rFactor, rFactor 2 and then iRacing - where he spends most of his time racing in the Star Mazda Series where he has claimed third and then second overall in the two full seasons he has competed. On the oval side, Tom has completed a few races in the NASCAR Class C (Fixed) although he most enjoys the road side. Tom is an active member of Friction Racing, a team which focuses on the Star Mazda and the Williams-Toyota FW31, with the aim of reaching the Pro Series - and the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series.

    In his personal life, Tom spend time with his girlfriend (they have been together for two years) and likes a variety of games and has started to livestream his races/gameplay on Twitch, to give an insight to his approach to racing and gaming.

  • 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.
  • 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.

PEAK Stock Car Dreams Challenge Airs Saturday on the Velocity Channel

by David Phillips on July 31st, 2014

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Earlier this year,  iRacing partnered with PEAK Antifreeze to sponsor the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com and the 2014 Season 1 PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series. As part of the agreement, the defending champion of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (Tyler Hudson) and the winner of the S1 PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series (Paul Kusheba) qualified to participate in the 2nd annual PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge.  This was a competition featuring real world short-track racing standouts around the country in a three-day challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway this past June. The event was taped for a two hour television special which will premier on the Velocity Channel this Saturday (August 2) at 9 pm Eastern time.  If you miss the show on Saturday, you’ll have [...]

Too Good Not to be True

by David Phillips on July 30th, 2014

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Maillard negotiates The Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca en route to one of his wins in the Season 2 Mazda MX-5 Cup.

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is . . . except in the case of Evan Maillard.  The French sim racer is a marketer’s dream, at least if those marketers work for iRacing.com or Mazda.  After all, the resident of Nesles La Vallée (25 miles north of Paris) drives a Mazda MX5, in no small part because he fell in love with the car after racing its digital counterpart on iRacing.  And to bring the story full circle, Maillard will be competing in what has been called “the biggest prize in club racing” — the Mazda Shootout – thanks to the fact that he won iRacing’s 2014 Season 2 Mazda MX-5 Cup – Fixed title. The MX-5 does have some competition in Maillard’s heart; it’s not [...]

iRacing World Championship GP Series Round 10 Saturday!

by David Phillips on July 18th, 2014

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Round Ten of the 2014 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series at Twin Ring Motegi will be broadcast Saturday on iRacing.com/live. The 64 lap online race airs beginning at 10 AM EDT (14:00 GMT). Rebounding from a spotty start to the season, Team Redline’s Greger Huttu is in the midst of a five race win streak and, with a championship lead just one point shy of the century mark, is threatening to lap the field. Forarcer 3ID Motorsport’s Hugo Luis (269) holds a 15 point advantage over teammate Martin Kronke, with Glacier Racing’s Olli Pahkala (239), Aleksi-Uusi Jaakkola (233) and ineX Racing’s Jake Stergios (228) in his wake heading to the Land of the Rising Sun. Be sure to catch all the sim racing action on Saturday at 10:00 am [...]

iRacing Q&A: Dan Garrison

by David Phillips on July 18th, 2014

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The next time an email or PM arrives from iRacingNews asking you to answer some questions for a story . . . you might want to keep Dan Garrison in mind.   Away back in August of 2012, Dan took time to supply some “A’s” to our “Q’s” for an iRacer Profile.  Fast forward to June, 2014 and iRacing.com was happy to welcome our newest employee, also known as senior programmer Dan Garrison. This is not to suggest Dan got his job at iRacing strictly because of his iRacer Profile. There were, after all, the little matters of a BS in computer science followed by a lengthy stint with a company called IBM.  But the iRacer Profile didn’t hurt his chances of making a cross-country move from Arizona to Bedford, MA [...]

iRacing Q&A: Ike Adams

by David Phillips on June 6th, 2014

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You’d have to look hard to find senior programmer Ike Adams’ fingerprints on any track, car or feature of iRacing.  Then again, you’d have to look even harder to find a track, car or feature of iRacing that Adams hasn’t impacted since he joined iRacing in 2013.   That’s because he focuses his talents on making the jobs of iRacing’s other programmers and artists easier . . . or at least more efficient.  But as you’ll learn, Adams is used to improving the quality of life – so to speak – for lots of people, iRacing colleagues and members of course, but also some kids who may never take a lap on the sim in their lives. Q:    Can you tell us a little about your background?  How did you come [...]

Putting the Online in Online Racing

by David Phillips on May 30th, 2014

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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 Reddit.com. 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 [...]

Nice Guy Finishes First – at Last!

by David Phillips on May 29th, 2014

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Chaves wins the Freedom 100 by the narrowest of margins.

You know the saying, “Nice guys finish last.”  Last year it was a case of a nice guy finishing second when Gabby Chaves was runner-up in the closest race in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, losing-out to Peter Dempsey in the Freedom 100 by .0026s. Chaves had a whole year to think about “what might have been” at the Brickyard, a year in which he went on to finish second in the Indy Lights championship driving for Schmidt Peterson Racing on the strength of a win (Mid-Ohio) and nine more podium finishes.  This year has seen the 21 year old doing double duty, driving his Belardi Auto Racing entry to wins at Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park in his sophomore Indy Lights campaign while piloting the unique [...]

Dallara DW12 Now Available!

by David Phillips on May 19th, 2014

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The Dallara DW12 IndyCar is now available for $11.95. That’s just in time for iRacers looking to channel their inner Tony Kanaan or Ed Carpenter – or Kurt Busch – in the iRacing Indy 500 on Friday and Saturday. You say you recently bought the “old” Dallara? Anyone who purchased the Dallara IR03/05 in the past 90 days will automatically have a $6 credit applied to their account to use whenever and on whatever they choose. Click here to start driving your Dallara DW12 today.

Crash Test Programmer

by David Phillips on May 16th, 2014

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Oh the lengths iRacing goes to in the quest for authenticity; up to and including risking life, limb . . . and ego.  Days after submitting to a rigorous grilling for a Q&A for iRacingNews, senior programmer Richard Jobling – together with fellow programmer Ike Adams – journeyed to Lime Rock Park for a one day Skip Barber Racing School. Those who read Richard’s Q&A (and at last count there were over 3400 of you; either that or Richard’s mother can’t get enough of the article) are aware of the fact that he is currently focused on improving iRacing’s crash damage model. You know where this is going, right?  On a day to warm the cockles of a Scotsman like Richard, he and Ike got through the classroom sessions and [...]

A Dream Come True

by David Phillips on May 1st, 2014

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Kusheba was out front of the PEAK series virtually from start to finish,

For many an iRacer, winning the PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series and getting an opportunity to drive a real race car for a major league race team would be, quite literally, a dream come true.  Make no mistake, earning a spot in the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dreams Challenge driver combine is the chance of a lifetime for Paul Kusheba.  But when he takes to the track at the driver combine it will hardly be the first time the Connecticut-based sim-racer will find himself behind the wheel of a real race car. After all, Kusheba already has a trophy case full of hardware from his days racing go-karts and Legends – including the 2013 Waterford Speedbowl championship – and is making his debut in the cauldron of Northeast SK [...]

iRacers at Long Beach

by David Phillips on April 14th, 2014

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Ten lucky iRacers from as far away as Chicago and Salt Lake City enjoyed a special tour of the Target/Chip Ganassi Racing paddock area on Saturday afternoon at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.   The first to respond to a post on the iRacing forums, the iRacers got an inside look at the TCGR operations including a guided tour of the team’s transporters and paddock work area hosted by TCGR vice president of communication John Olguin.  Our thanks to Target/Chip Ganassi Racing for their hospitality!

Mazda Motorsports & iRacing Team-Up

by David Phillips on March 13th, 2014

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New Entry Point for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy Mazda announced the latest addition to its driver development program with a partnership with iRacing.  Mazda Motorsports has more than 9,000 club racers in the U.S., most of who race MX-5 Miatas, while many of  the more than 50,000 iRacers around the world have raced the virtual Mazda MX-5 Cup car.  This newly formed partnership enables iRacing’s top North American sim-racers a chance to race an actual Mazda MX-5 Cup car the following year. iRacers competing in Seasons 2 and 3 of the 2014 iRacing MX-5 Cup will be eligible to compete in the annual Mazda Club Racing Shootout.  The shootout winner earns a Mazda Motorsports scholarship for the following year’s Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  Complete details are [...]

2014 iWCGPS Opener Broadcast on Saturday!

by David Phillips on February 28th, 2014

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The 2014 iRacing.com World Championship Grand Prix Series roars into action Saturday, March 1 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.  The 44 lap race will be broadcast on iRacing.com/live beginning at 14:00 GMT (9:00 am EST). 2013 champion Greger Huttu will be looking to start a robust title defense – and get a leg up on his fourth championship in five seasons — in the virtual Ardennes, while Hugo Luis seeks to reclaim the iWCGPS crown he won the previous season.  Meanwhile, a host of other top sim-racers will be out to break the Huttu/Hugo monopoly on the title including Atze Kerkhof and Fulvio Barozzini  — the only two drivers other than Huttu and Luis to win last season – and newcomers like iRacing Road Pro Series champion Aleksi Uusi-Jaakkola. Read Wil [...]

The Daytona 2000

by David Phillips on February 27th, 2014

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Some of the 2800+ sim-racers to compete in the iRacing Daytona 500 head to the line.

Think Sunday was a long day for Dale Earnhardt Jr, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski & Company – not to mention millions of TV watchers or the tens of thousands of fans who endured slashing rain, tornado warnings and hours of track drying to witness a Daytona 500 that lasted 10+ hours from start to finish? That was nothing compared to the Iron Men of the iRacing Daytona 500, three of whom ran 2000+ miles of sim-racing last weekend.  You read right:  J.C. Arnold (2483), Mark Beech (2480) and Patrick McCullough (2363) each topped the 2000 mile mark in the opening round of the 2014 NASCAR iRacing Series by competing in a multitude of races in both the Open and Fixed setup categories. The Iron Men were just some of the [...]

NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Broadcast Tonight!

by David Phillips on February 25th, 2014

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A new era in sim-racing starts tonight when the opening round of the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com at Daytona International Speedway will be broadcast on iRacing.com/live.  The 100 lap race airs beginning at 9 PM EDT (01:00 GMT Wednesday). Defending champion Tyler Hudson will be looking to open his title defense on a winning note, while two time champion Ray Alfalla will be no less determined to take the first steps towards regaining his crown.  Meanwhile, a host of other world class sim-racers including Nick Ottinger, Michael Conti and Brian Schoenburg are out to serve notice of their intentions to win the lion’s share of the more than $20,000 in cash and prizes on the line in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com. Be [...]

iRacing.com and PEAK® Antifreeze/Coolant Ink Multi-Year Commitment

by David Phillips on February 21st, 2014

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Green Flag Waves For 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series on February 25 iRacing.com and PEAK® Antifreeze/Coolant announced today that PEAK will sponsor iRacing’s top NASCAR online racing championship series for the next three years.   Starting on February 25th, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing.com will see the world’s top sim-racers compete for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes in precise digital models of Generation-6 stock cars over a 17-race schedule. The series will feature iRacing’s laser-scanned versions of some of NASCAR’s most challenging tracks. Every event in NASCAR’s only officially-sanctioned online world championship will be broadcast on iRacing.com and simulcast on the Motor Racing Network (MRN.com) and New England Sports Network (NESN.com). “Online racing has become a valuable tool for a growing number of NASCAR drivers who [...]

Virtual Daytona 500 Kicks-Off Full NASCAR Cup Series Schedule on iRacing

by David Phillips on February 19th, 2014

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Starting with the virtual Daytona 500, the NASCAR iRacing Series mirrors the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.

Real world racers and sim-racers alike are preparing for the biggest stock car race of all: the Daytona 500.  This year 50,000 iRacers worldwide can compete in an online version of the full NASCAR Sprint Cup Season in the NASCAR iRacing Series (NiS), which kicks-off this week with iRacing’s version of the Daytona 500. From this week’s season opener at Daytona International Speedway through to the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November, the NASCAR-sanctioned sim-racing series exactly mirrors the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule.  Driving virtual Chevy Impalas and Ford Fusions, iRacers will compete on precisely recreated laser-scanned versions of tracks on the same weekends as the “real” tracks host the likes of Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr as they vie for a spot in The Chase. [...]

Behind the Scenes at iRacing: Circuit of the Americas

by David Phillips on February 11th, 2014

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Behind the Scenes at iRacing: Circuit of the Americas

Go behind the scenes with iRacing TV’s Sean Siff to speak with Kevin Iannarelli and Greg Hill and see how Circuit of the Americas is laser scanned and then built into the iRacing service. Click here to watch how our engineers account for every intricate detail — and take a trip to the top of the 77m observation tower from the comfort (and safety) of your home! Circuit of the Americas will be the next road track released into the iRacing service, tentatively schedule for Spring 2014.

PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series

by David Phillips on January 30th, 2014

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ATTENTION iRacers:   iRacing.com members have a chance to join an elite group of aspiring racers to compete under the guidance of Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) team drivers for a real world PEAK racing sponsorship. Simply race in Season One’s PEAK Stock Car Dreams National Series.  The overall Season 1 champion will be awarded a reserved seat in the 2014 PEAK Stock Car Dreams Challenge driver combine in Charlotte, North Carolina this June. Click here for more information and official rules.

iRacing Q&A

by David Phillips on January 29th, 2014

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Tony Gardner Talks About “Cheating” with iRacing News editor David Phillips In the coming weeks, iRacingNews will feature a series of conversations with key members of the iRacing team discussing topics of interest to the iRacing and sim-racing community.  To get the ball rolling, I sat down with iRacing president Tony Gardner and picked his brain about iRacing’s ongoing efforts to insure the integrity of the world’s foremost online racing service.  Which is a nice way of saying, we talked about cheating.   Much as we all wish it were otherwise, cheating is an element of iRacing just as it is in any sport, whether it’s athletes doping, race teams making “deals,” basketball players shaving points or Rosie Ruiz taking the subway to the finish line of the Boston Marathon. [...]