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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.

McCormick & Gilliland Find Success at Daytona/NHMS

by Tom O'Leary on July 18th, 2014

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Week 18 saw a return to Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR iRacing Series with drivers coming into the week with more experience than they previously had at our last visit to Daytona back in Week 1: better understanding of the car, as well as how to set up the Gen-6 for bump-drafting around its 31-degree banked corners. Logan Sheets set the fastest qualifying time of the week (44.874s) – although having the pole doesn’t have the effect that it does at the other style of tracks the NASCAR iRacing Series uses. In the Open Series, Kyle McCormick took advantage of a 6090 SoF race to score the most points of the three races that took place at Daytona. The win, coupled with a +102 iRating gain, surely made for [...]

Florida to New Hampshire

by Jordan Hightower on July 16th, 2014

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Week 10 Daytona P1

After spending Week Nine in the Bluegrass State, the NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed Series headed to two very unique venues for weeks 10 and 11 of the series. Week 10 brought the series to the world famous Daytona International Speedway, a 2.5-mile superspeedway with 31-degree banking, while Week 11 brings the drivers to the flat, 1-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Nearly 1,700 sim racers competed in at least one event during the two weeks of racing, which made this two week stretch one of the most popular throughout the season. Daytona (Top Strength of Field) As the old saying goes, “it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish.” That statement was held deep in Lee Herron’s (Carolina) mind as he started the 35 lap event in the 16th [...]

Shaw Survives Busy Week Under the Lights at Daytona

by Brian Tate on July 14th, 2014

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Big Ones happen.  Just ask Seth DeMerchant (2), Timmy Logwood Jr. (18) and Johnny Reed Foley (9).

As with the season opener at Talladega, Week 10 of the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series was a busy one, as the big high-banked super speedways brings virtual racers out in droves.  With the season hitting the home stretch, the tenth round of the 12-week schedule brought the Impalas and Mustangs to the World Center of Speed, otherwise known as the Daytona International Speedway.  As expected, drivers who were not regulars to the series made their marks at Daytona as championship contenders scrambled for results while dodging the pitfalls that can accompany restrictor plate sim racing. Only three of the series’ regulars who are fighting for their series or division championships finished in the top 10 for the week at Daytona.  While series points leader, Trent Ringler earned fourth [...]

Price Makes Statement at Kentucky, Ringler Regains Point Lead

by Brian Tate on July 7th, 2014

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Week 9 brought the Class B Series to the Bluegrass State.  Here Jeff Dukehart leads Jeffrey Thomas (9), Brian Tate (4), Bryan Lee (6), Thomas Conheady (7) and Billy Weeks (2).

Through eight weeks of hard fought action in the NASCAR iRacing Class B Open Series, no driver had been able to claim a second weekly win during the 2014 Season 2 schedule.  That all changed at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway as BRB Motorsport’s Anthony Price broke the ice and became the first dual winner of the season. Price earned his first weekly win of the season in Week 5 at the Dover International Speedway.  That win propelled Price into the championship mix and with other solid performances along with his Kentucky win, the Pembroke, VA Virginia native finds him locked in a tight battle with Lowline Racing’s ace, Trent Ringler. The feature race of the week took place on the very first night as the 10:00pm EST race boasted a [...]

Ray Beats The Bumps At Kentucky

by Tom O'Leary on July 2nd, 2014

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Kentucky Speedway welcomed all the sim-racers of the NASCAR iRacing Series to its 1.5 mile tarmac – where the action in Week 16 was to unfold. With its steep banking and tricky bumps, Kentucky can make or break a drivers season. With one groove becoming the prefered line as we have seen a few times over the course of 17 weeks, only the brave attempted two and even three-wide action! Ryan Lowe secured the fastest qualifying time of the week – with a 29.038 and only .011 separating his time, to Benjamin Burmeister in P2. The opening race in the Fixed Series saw Malik Ray make his way through the field from P16 at the start to take the first win at Kentucky. Craig Stykes finished just .140s behind Ray [...]

Moustakas’ Bumpy Ride

by Jordan Hightower on July 1st, 2014

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Week 9 Kentucky P1

Week Eight might have been unfamiliar to some drivers in the series–making left and right turns, but the NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed Series returns to more familiar territory for Week Nine. Kentucky Speedway brought 517 sim racers to the bumpy, wide, and worn out venue for 50 laps of action. Although the track just celebrated its 14th birthday, it has quickly become one of the most unique 1.5-mile speedways on the NASCAR circuit. With most big speedways in NASCAR, there are usually two to three grooves that can provide close and exciting racing, but that’s not the case at Kentucky. The groove is only one to one and a half cars wide, so track position is at a premium in real life and on the iRacing.com service. There were [...]

Get to Know: Justin Osborne

by David Ifeguni on June 16th, 2014

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While Osborne's cars may not qualify as Rainbow Warriors, they are colorful . . . and fast!

Born and raised in Georgia, 25 year old iRacer Justin Osborne may appear to be your average sim racer, but there is more to him than meets the eye. On iRacing, he has been very impressive since joining the service in May of 2009. He has won 10% of his 241 career oval starts, his first win coming on just his second day on the service. Osborne’s best year on iRacing was his rookie year, when he won six races and had 15 top five finishes in 31 starts. Still yet to visit victory lane in 2014, his best outing this year came in the form of a second place at Daytona International Speedway in January. When Justin isn’t sim racing, he is studying mechanical engineering at Gordon College, and [...]

Get to Know: Danny Huegel

by David Ifeguni on May 28th, 2014

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When NASCAR joined the iRacing family in 2009, another person did too. His name is Danny Huegel. A member since May of 2009, Huegel has worked his way up, in the five years he has been on iRacing, to become a fast and respected iRacer. In 347 oval starts, the 19 year old has earned 32 career victories, his most recent win coming at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR iRacing.com Series Fixed. Although Danny has only started 18 total races on road courses, he is no stranger to the checkered flag there either.  His one career victory on a road course came in one of iRacing’s unique World Tour series events: the Roar Before the 2.4. His victory came in the 2013 running of the event in the Mazda MX-5 [...]

Jesse Atchison: “King of Daytona Hill”

by JD Laird on May 15th, 2014

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Atchison charged from deep in the field to take the win in a spectacular finish at Daytona.

The NASCAR iRacing C Fixed Series kicked off the second season of 2014 under the lights at the infamous Daytona International Speedway. A new iRacing update came during the off-week between seasons which brought a drastic change in speed, handling, and aerodynamics. The 4792 strength of field race had a full field of 20 drivers. Nine of those 20 drivers at least led one lap. Jesse Atchison (Atlantic) looked dead in the water with three laps to go falling all the way back to 12th place. Atchison and Lee Herron (Carolina) hooked-up and the two made an impressive run slicing their way through traffic. Although Herron didn’t get the finish he expected due to an accident on the white flag lap in Turns Three and Four, his tango partner, Atchison, [...]

Mustangs Smash Records in Daytona Night Races

by Jeff Jacobs on May 14th, 2014

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One of 20 winners in Week 2 at Daytona, Felipe Persona (#1) leads the grid into Turn 1 on the opening lap.

The second week of the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge brought new world record lap times in the cool night-time conditions on Daytona’s famous road course. Series regular Kevin Ford set the new race lap world record of 2:01.178 making good use of the draft and the Mustang’s V8 power. Mike Wille claimed the new top qualifying time of 2:01.102, more than a tenth of a second faster than any other qualifier at Daytona. Sim-racers in the Ford Mustang FR500S reported shorter braking distances and a nice power bump thanks to running in the absence of the hot Florida sun. Brendan McIntyre commented in the series forum about the adjustments he had to make in the cool conditions: “It feels like you can brake a little later than the [series form lap] [...]

Get to Know: Jacob Schneider

May 12th, 2014

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The NiS and are two of Schneider's favorites.

Born in Midland, Michigan now living in Venice, Florida, 18 year old iRacer Jacob Schneider may be young, but when it comes to iRacing, his name is among the veterans. Sim-racing on iRacing since March of 2010, Schneider quickly got acquainted with the tracks and cars, having started 399 races and recording 26 victories in 2010 alone. Since then, he has taken the checkered flag first eleven times, most recently in the NASCAR iRacing National Series at New Smyrna Speedway. Schneider has been fast in all of the oval cars he has raced on iRacing, especially in the former Nationwide Class B car (now the National Impala) and the IndyCar Dallara. Once in each car, he has finished the season at the top of the Time Trial point standings. With [...]

Mustang’s Season 2 Brings New Tracks, New Records

by Jeff Jacobs on May 8th, 2014

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Kevin Ford’s intense practice at Charlotte paid off with the third fastest qualifying time of the week, a win and two podiums in four races to kick off the new season.

Drivers kicked off a new season of Mustang sim-racing that features new tracks and the promise of more broken world records in the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge. Season 2 started with the first appearance of the series at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course in ten seasons. Mid-South racer Nick Johnston went a perfect two wins in two races at Charlotte to claim the top spot in the championship point standings in Week 1. In total, 178 drivers competed in one of 23 official races producing 20 different winners. The pony car series is increasingly known for its close but clean competition and the good sportsmanship of the drivers at the top of the standings helping newcomers. Jorgen Petterson was among the fastest qualifiers in Week 1 and was found in the [...]

Who Wants To Be A Live Streamer?

by Paul Slavonik on May 6th, 2014

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It was one of those moments which I’ll never forget. I was driving well and working my virtual Ford Fusion to the front of the pack at Daytona. With only a few laps remaining in the online race, I had to start making some decisions. Do I keep pushing and take the aggressive approach? Doing so would greatly increase my chance of being caught in an incident but would make me a strong contender for the win. Or do I settle in and wait for an opportunity? This approach would be safer but could also stop the forward progress I’ve had so far. I decided to go for it. As the final laps approached, the door of chance swung open as I was pulled into the slip stream of the [...]

Trips to DIS, PIR, & LVMS

by Jordan Hightower on March 14th, 2014

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Daytona (Week Four) The fourth week of action in the NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed Series brought 3,609 sim racers from all around the world to the laser scanned Daytona International Speedway. The 2.5-mile monster of a racetrack provides arguably the closest and most exciting racing of any motorsport venue. One of the things that brings large numbers of sim racers to the high banks of superspeedways is that everyone has a chance to win, and who doesn’t like winning? The week’s top strength of field event took place on the 17th of February at 7:15 PM ET and featured many heavy hitters including Matt Bussa (Illinois), Jarl Teien (Scandinavia), and Tom Moustakas (New York). Even with some of the service’s top iRacers in the field, it didn’t stop South [...]

Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series

by Matt Holden on March 10th, 2014

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A GFR foursome: Nick Ottinger (#05), Alex Scribner (#50), Michael Johnson (#39) and Brian Day (#4).

Daytona Race Last Tuesday morning, I got up and checked the iRacing community sites (twitter, facebook, forums, etc.) to see a lot of mentions of the start of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing later that night.  It wasn’t long before I got the itch to call another race, so I sent Nick’s (Ottinger) spotter Peter Fisher a text asking if I could come out of “retirement”.  His response was better than I expected:  “Come and help all you want and as much as you can.  My only goal is [going to] Miami.”  I sent Nick a text after that, and he was all for it, too.  Sweet!  I was going to be back calling the shots again.  Can you say you missed something if you never stopped [...]

My Daytona 132.5

by Stephanie Lessentine on March 3rd, 2014

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My Daytona 132.5

February and means only one of two things: We either have more months of bitter cold, and crazy insane winter weather . . . or spring is coming early. For anyone living in Las Vegas, well it has been spring since September. So I hope it’s not one of those blistering hot years. However, there’s one thing that Punxutawney Phil doesn’t see and that would be that the stock cars have returned to the track. As an avid NASCAR fan, I’m excited to see the racing back. The two month break is just too much for me to handle. With the season kicking-off for the NASCAR teams, another season is kicking off for the iRacing motorsports simulation enthusiast like me. February is the start of the new NASCAR iRacing Series, [...]

Full Throttle at Daytona on iRacing Brasil

by Thiago Izequiel on February 28th, 2014

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Green flag at Daytona: More 84 to go.

Versão em português abaixo The 4th race of iRacing Brasil’s NASCAR Pro Series was realized at February 24th, in Daytona International Speedway. The race had 85 laps at one of the fastest speedways available on the service and only one caution lap was seen: the last lap. A total of 84 laps were raced under green flag, and drivers only had their feet off the throttle to get in and out of the pit lane, making a historical race for the league. Anderson Paes was again the pole position, achieving his 2nd one and reaching the number of poles from Igor Kops, the owner of the other 2 of the championship. Murilo Augusto did the 2nd best time and would have started on the 1st row for the 1st time, [...]

Humpe Sizzles at Daytona

by Jason Lofing on February 26th, 2014

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Kenny Humpe heads to victory as a race-ending wreck unfolds in Turn Three.

Fresh off his incredible hot streak to close the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series, Kenny Humpe got his NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com season off to a fast start by winning the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Humpe had to survive a green-white-checker finish which was cut short by a wreck in the middle of the pack. Brandon Kettelle finished second followed by Danny Hansen and Thomas Lewandowski, who seemed to have a shot at the win before the yellow flew. Brian Schoenburg rounded-out the top five. “Once the second pit stop was over, I was able to choose the right line at the right time and found myself leading the front pack,” said Humpe. “I got lucky with the final caution to come out as I was pretty [...]

Daytona Draft Produces Mustang Thrillers

by Jeff Jacobs on February 26th, 2014

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Patrick Bieri leads a pack of Mustangs at Daytona where he claimed six wins in nine races during Week 5 of the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge.

Not far off the heels of the Rolex 24 and the same week as NASCAR’s big race, Mustang sim-racers experienced first-hand the thrills and agonies of Daytona in Week 4 of the iRacing.com Mustang Challenge.  Not everyone survived side-by-side braking coming off the banking into Turn 1.  Many struggled to find that perfect line through the bus stop required for a blistering lap.  Everyone got to experience the delight (for the pass-er) or agony (for the pass-ee) of the draft on the banking. “I have done more laps at Daytona road course than any other track and I still struggle with that bus stop,” confessed Antony Woodward.    Noel Luneburg shared a common problem with Turn 1: “T1 is also my least consistent corner. I often manage to go sideways under [...]

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 [...]