by David Phillips on June 14th, 2013
Since iRacing.com opened its virtual doors for business in 2008, the online racing service’s meticulously modeled race cars and tracks have proven to be valuable tools for professional race drivers, be they established stars like NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Brad Keselowski, emerging talent like Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year Landon Cassill or Conor Daly, who drove for AJ Foyt Racing in this year’s Indianapolis 500. But drivers aren’t the only iRacers using the world’s leading motorsports simulation service as a gateway to the professional arena. Much like drivers who move-up the racing “ladder” from online to real racing, artists Guy Driggers, JD Laird, Kevin King and others are plying their craft in professional circles after serving their apprenticeships designing paint schemes for virtual cars on the iRacing service. [...]
by Michael Self on November 8th, 2012
Michael Self has been competing in motorsports at a very high level since he won the Skip Barber Miller Motorsports Park and the Western Regional Junior Rotax championship in 2006. The Utah native later named Champ Car Rotax Scholarship winner and won the 2008 Skip Barber Las Vegas Motor Speedway regional championship before turning his attention to NASCAR, where he scored two Late Model wins and five top tens in the K&N Pro Series West in 2010. This year, as a development driver for Richard Childress Racing, the 22 year old Self captured K&N Pro Series wins at Brainerd and Iowa – thanks in part to lessons learned on iRacing. I’m by no means the best sim-racer in the world; I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’m fairly [...]
December 1st, 2010
Joey Coulter (Adam Fenwick Photo) WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing has signed Joey Coulter to drive a second NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry for the team in 2011. Coulter, 20, recently finished eighth in the ARCA Racing Series standings, his second full season of competition.
July 8th, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A dominant performance in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 earned Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing team its second victory of the season and five contingency awards at Daytona Int’l Speedway
May 10th, 2010
DARLINGTON, S.C. — During his four championship seasons, Jimmie Johnson failed to finish just seven events; the 2008 and 2009 titles came with just one DNF each.
May 3rd, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. — Don’t look now, but Richard Childress Racing is on a roll. Kevin Harvick resumed his spot at the top of the point standings with his third-place finish Saturday, and both Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer are among the top 10 in points after 10 races
May 1st, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. — He may not be winning races, leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings or be embroiled in an internal feud like his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, but make no mistake — Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is making headlines
April 24th, 2010
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Kurt Busch confirmed Friday at Talladega Superspeedway that he has signed a contract extension that will keep him behind the wheel of a Penske Racing Dodge for the next five years.
April 21st, 2010
HARRISBURG, N.C. — Shell Oil Co.
March 26th, 2010
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Talk amongst the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers about the change from the wing to the spoiler this weekend at Martinsville Speedway is surprisingly diverse.
March 19th, 2010
BRISTOL, Tenn. — What a difference a new season has made for Kevin Harvick. Harvick finished the 2009 season ranked 19th after one of the roughest seasons of his career, but things did start turning around for Richard Childress Racing and Harvick before the season ended
February 7th, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — About the only thing that could slow Kevin Harvick this week was the flu earlier in the week that kept him out of the race car during Thursday night’s practice session for the Budweiser Shootout. It didn’t matter, though, as Harvick used fresh tires to get the advantage on a green-, white-, checkered-flag finish that ended with two crashes on the green-flag lap that allowed Harvick to score a record seventh victory for Richard Childress Racing in Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout