by Matt Kingsbury on October 7th, 2013
Week Nine of the iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Oval Fixed Series brought the drivers to Japan to do battle at the Twin Ring Motegi oval. The egg-shaped circuit is one of the most challenging on the schedule as it asks drivers to transition from (right) foot-to-the-floor on one end to slowing down 50 miles per hour in the other end. As expected, the sim-racing was very good as some of the 334 drivers mastered the circuit and others struggled. The weekly Strength of Field race of 3024 saw 16 drivers in a top split that was slowed by only one caution flag. Matt Cooke (Canada) started the field off on the pole position, followed by Dave Judson (Ohio) and Matt Lambertson (PA). It did not take long for the one and [...]
by Matt Kingsbury on August 29th, 2013
Week 4 of iRacing.com’s premiere open-wheel oval racing series saw the IZOD IndyCar Oval Series pound the bricks of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Only 58 teams made the virtual journey across town, but more than two dozen of them sought the ultimate prize in the weekly Strength of Field race, with drivers and teams in search of victory at the venerable Speedway. The Strength of Field event registered an average iRating of 3263 with 26 Dallara IndyCars on the grid – a full field. The race featured only three cautions for 11 of the 60 laps and saw the top six positions in the starting lineup locked-up by the Banshee and Aero-X team sim-racers. Defending series champion Martin Miller2 (Mid-South) was the man to beat from the start and led the [...]
by Tim Doyle on February 16th, 2012
The Milwaukee Mile, the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, hosted Round 3 of the 2012 Season 1 iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Series. The one mile track is one of the toughest the series travels to and usually provides great short track action. 29 drivers showed-up to do battle, with the Top Split comprising 15 of the higher iRated drivers. Shaun Stroud led qualifying to earn the pole position with a 21.702 second lap, while Tim Doyle’s 21.767s lap earned him a spot on the outside of the front row. Chris Cahoe, Matthew Lambertson and Niles Anders rounded-out the top five in a starting field blanketed by just over half a second. The start of the 135 lap race saw Stroud jump out to the early lead with Doyle and [...]
August 7th, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Shane Stewart made it back-to-back ASCS Knoxville Nationals championships by taking the $10,000 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 25-lap Lucas Oil ASCS presented by K&N Filters feature event atop the half-mile Knoxville Raceway clay oval. Stewart held off a mid-race bid from Sammy Swindell and then slipped away in the final circuits aboard Paul Silva’s Wesmar-powered Rockstar Energy Drink No. 57 A.R.T
January 11th, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS — Double-wide restarts will begin with the Indianapolis 500 on May 29 – the first oval race of the season. The race director will instruct drivers to line up according to running order on the final caution lap, with the race leader taking the inside position of row one.
November 6th, 2010
Carl Edwards, signing autographs at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, won Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards scored his third NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season while Brad Keselowski’s third-place finish gave him his first Nationwide championship. It is also the first NASCAR championship for team owner Roger Penske.
October 30th, 2010
Kyle Busch, shown earlier this season, won Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway. TALLADEGA, Ala. – Kyle Busch’s late drive toward the finish line netted a victory in the Mountain Dew 250 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, in the process tying the NASCAR record for closest margin of victory.
October 18th, 2010
Chris Perley picked up his eighth victory in the ISMA portion of the World Series of Speedway Racing at Thompson (Conn.) Int'l Speedway Sunday.
October 10th, 2010
WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Scott Bloomquist clinched his second-straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship by winning his fifth Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout Saturday night at Dixie Speedway
October 9th, 2010
Ty Dillon captured his second-straight ARCA Racing Series victory Saturday at Rockingham Speedway. (Adam Fenwick Photo) ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — Ty Dillon bagged his second-straight ARCA Racing Series triumph Saturday during the American 200 at Rockingham Speedway while Patrick Sheltra claimed his first ARCA Racing Series championship
October 3rd, 2010
Jeff Agnew celebrates his victory in the USARacing Pro Cup Series Brushy Mountain 250 at North Wilkesboro Speedway Sunday. [Adam Fenwick Photo) NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C.
September 25th, 2010
ROSSBURG, Ohio — Jac Haudenshild added another chapter to his legacy at Eldora Speedway Friday night, using a textbook slide job in on the 23rd lap to take the lead from Sammy Swindell en route to winning for the fifth time this season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series.
September 5th, 2010
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. — Chase Elliott accomplished something Saturday that his father Bill Elliott never accomplished during his NASCAR career: Win at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Elliott overcame a late-race mistake during a restart to win the Pro All Stars Series South Labor Day Classic late-model event at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the first race held at the historic .625-mile asphalt oval in 14 years.
August 28th, 2010
JOLIET, Ill. — Patrick Sheltra collected his second-straight ARCA Racing Series victory in dominating fashion Friday evening at Chicagoland Speedway during the Ansell Protective Gloves 150
August 22nd, 2010
WINCHESTER – North Carolina driver Shane Hmiel found the perfect way to capture the USAC Amsoil Sprint Car pavement championship by winning the Rich Vogler classic at Winchester Speedway on Sunday.
August 8th, 2010
BELLEVILLE, Kan. — Bryan Clauson scored his second-straight Belleville Nationals victory, capturing the 33rd annual Speedway Motor Belleville Midget Nationals Saturday night at the Belleville High Banks. Clauson joins Stan Fox (1979-80) and Kasey Kahne (2000-01) as the only drivers to win the prestigious race back to back.
August 4th, 2010
FULTON, N.Y. — Steve Kinser has won at a lot of race tracks, but Tuesday he added Fulton Speedway to the list, picking up his seventh World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series triumph of the season. Kinser started second and chased early leader Doug Esh for the first dozen laps of the three-eighths-mile oval
August 1st, 2010
LONG POND, Pa. — Roush Fenway Racing crew chief Greg Irwin knew early that strategy would play a role in their finishing position Sunday at the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway