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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.
  • David Judson
    Contributor

    29 years old, Dave Judson lives in Mentor, Ohio. Dave has grown up with racing, watching his father win races and championships at the local go-kart track as a youngster and continuing his love of racing while watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1 and sports cars.
    Judson has enjoyed a successful sim-racing career of his own in the IZOD Indycar iRacing Open and Fixed Setup Series. He has race wins to his credits as well as the Division 1 Championship of the Open Series in Season 1 of 2013 and the Overall Championship of the Fixed Series in Season 3 of 2013.
    Dave has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is looking to expand his horizons by writing for inRacingNews.

  • Matt A Kingsbury
    Contributor

    Kingsbury lives in Fairfield, 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 his aunt!

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • Scott Kelly
    Contributor

    Born and raised in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, Scott Kelly has had a love for motorsports ever since his father did the right thing by introducing auto racing into his life. No longer able to quench his need for speed by spectating NASCAR races on TV and watching dirt track stars slide around local tracks, Kelly eventually picked-up sim racing in his teens, wheeling cars found in Ratbag Games' "Dirt Track Racing" and "World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars" while also becoming introduced into multiple Papyrus sim-racing series. Joining the iRacing ranks in late 2011, Kelly set his sights on the short track racing he was familiar with, focusing on the sprint car, while also driving the Legends and street stock in multiple iRacing.com leagues.

    Kelly brings not just his enthusiasm for racing to the highest-rated motorsports simulation, but also his B.A. degree in English; he covers the action seen in the iRacing.com Sprint Car Series, while also placing the spotlight on various leagues within the service. Enjoying his start to a career in motorsports journalism, Kelly also doesn't mind visiting victory lane from time-to-time.

  • George Wood
    Contributing Writer
    After beginning his racing career with go-karts at age seven, George then turned wrenches on street stocks until he could finally turn the wheel. Following the successes of his friends and family, George has since retired from real-world racing, where he is now a science and mathematics faculty member for several local community colleges. When George isn't grading laboratory reports or iRacing, he is performing at bluegrass festivals in the Northeast, making fishing lures, playing golf, and rooting for his beloved Baltimore Orioles.
  • Chris Hall
    iRacing.com Series Writer
    Chris Hall has been writing since the nineties and moved into motorsports reporting in 2005, covering series such as ALMS, British GT, FIA GT, Le Mans and 2CV racing for Full Throttle magazine, Motorsport.com, The-Paddock.net, GTGateway.com, L' Endurance and, of course, inRacingNews. During 2008 and 2009, he worked with the RSS Performance Porsche Carrera Cup Team (and former British GT(C) champions) as a data engineer for a variety of drivers and models of 997s.
  • 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.
  • Dylan Sharman
    Contributing Writer
    I was born in Adelaide and we moved-out for Angle Vale for a few years until I was about 7 years old, when we moved to the Barossa Valley where I live now. I'm 19 years old and currently traveling back and forth weekly as I'm studying for a Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology.

    I've always had a love for racing as my close family did some racing and we were always out at the local dirt track. I joined iRacing back in 2010 and slowly but surely got the hang of it as this is my first experience with sim racing and am loving it each time I race. I've won two SK Modified titles (almost had three in a row but finished P2 in 2011 S4), an iRacingNews Challenge championship (2012 S1 Mazda) and was also an AustralAsian Intel GT Series Finalist.
  • 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.

Ratel’s new World GT plan approved

November 3rd, 2012

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Ratel’s new World GT plan approved

FIA GT World Series titles are set to be awarded on the basis of points scored in Stephane Ratel’s new-for-2013 GT Sprint Series and his Blancpain Endurance Series next season. Ratel proposed such a plan in July , and has now revealed that he has reached an agreement in principle with FIA President Jean Todt for competitors in the two series to compete for manufacturers’ and teams’ titles. He formulated the plan following his decision not to continue running the FIA GT1 World Championship after the end of this season.

New Michigan tyre gets mixed reviews

August 18th, 2012

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New Michigan tyre gets mixed reviews

NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have given mixed reviews to the new tyre specification Goodyear has brought to Michigan in an attempt to prevent the blistering that occurred at the venue earlier this year.

Penske Team Adds Sponsors

January 25th, 2011

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Penske Team Adds Sponsors

Sam Hornish, Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch meet the media Monday night at Penske Racing in Mooresville, N.C. (Getty Images photo).

Hamlin Leads Daytona Draft Pack

January 21st, 2011

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Hamlin Leads Daytona Draft Pack

Jimmie Johnson (48), Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (88), Brian Vickers (83) and Kasey Kahne draft together during the second day of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at Daytona Int'l Speedway Friday. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Bayne Joins Wood Brothers For 17 Races

January 20th, 2011

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Bayne Joins Wood Brothers For 17 Races

Trevor Bayne will drive the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford in 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup events in 2011. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) STUART, Va.

Parsons, Humphrey Form HP Racing

January 19th, 2011

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Parsons, Humphrey Form HP Racing

PRISM Motorsports fielded the No. 66 Toyota in 2009 and 2010.

Martinsville Cup Quals Move To Saturday

January 13th, 2011

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Martinsville Speedway officials have made a schedule change to the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 weekend. Qualifying for the Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 will be held Saturday, April 2.

Drivers Pleased With Daytona Test

December 17th, 2010

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Drivers Pleased With Daytona Test

Jeff Burton (31), Matt Kenseth (17), Bobby Labonte (47) and Regan Smith during the Goodyear Tire Test at Daytona Int'l Speedway Thursday afternoon.

Red Bull Cuts Scott Speed

December 2nd, 2010

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Red Bull Cuts Scott Speed

Scott Speed will not drive for Red Bull Racing during the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. (HHP/Gregg Ellman Photo) HARRISBURG, N.C.

Hendrick Shuffles Crew Chief Lineup

November 23rd, 2010

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Hendrick Shuffles Crew Chief Lineup

(From Left) Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt, Jr, Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick at Hendrick Motorsports during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour in 2010. (HHP/Harold Hinson) CONCORD, N.C. — In a shocking move, Hendrick Motorsports has shuffled crew chiefs on three of its four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for the 2011 season.

Mind Games Continue Ahead Of Finale

November 18th, 2010

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Mind Games Continue Ahead Of Finale

Denny Hamlin (left) leads Jimmie Johnson (center) and Kevin Harvick entering the final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (Harold Hinson Photography Photos) CORAL GABLES, Fla

Johnson Eyes Phoenix Rebound

November 12th, 2010

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Johnson Eyes Phoenix Rebound

Jimmie Johnson won the fall race at Phoenix Int'l Raceway last year to all but seal his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz.

NASCAR Notes: Logano Likes It Out In Front

November 9th, 2010

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NASCAR Notes: Logano Likes It Out In Front

SMASHED: Jeff Gordon’s wrecked Chevrolet is hauled to the garage area after a mid-race incident with Jeff Burton during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500.

Chasers Set For Texas Showdown

November 4th, 2010

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Chasers Set For Texas Showdown

Denny Hamlin has the best average finish (9.6) among all active drivers at Texas Motor Speedway in Forth Worth, Texas. (HHP/Gregg Ellman Photo) FORT WORTH, Texas — If any driver is entering Texas Motor Speedway with a bounty on his head, it has got to be four-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson. Johnson finds himself in a familiar place, atop the Sprint Cup standings with only three races left

KHI, RCR Teaming Up In Nationwide Series

October 28th, 2010

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KHI, RCR Teaming Up In Nationwide Series

Richard Childress (left) and Kevin Harvick will work together in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next year, with Harvick fielding the team while Childress offers technical support. (HHP/Gregg Ellman Photo) KERNERSVILLE, N.C

Michael’s Magic Number Is Seven

October 15th, 2010

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Michael’s Magic Number Is Seven

Curt Michael earned his seventh URC Sprint Series title this year, an all-time record. WEEDSPORT, N.Y.

Preseason Cup Test Returning To Daytona

October 10th, 2010

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Preseason thunder is returning to Daytona Int’l Speedway

Kansas Triumph Lands Biffle Bonus Cash

October 6th, 2010

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Kansas Triumph Lands Biffle Bonus Cash

Greg Biffle celebrates his victory in the Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway last weekend. (Phil Cavali Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Greg Biffle and crew chief Greg Erwin kept what was defined as a loose race car running in the top five most of the day, then made a critical decision to make an adjustment that proved to be the key to bring the No

Hamlin Returns To Site Of Cup Debut

October 1st, 2010

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Hamlin Returns To Site Of Cup Debut

Denny Hamlin made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut at Kansas Speedway in 2005. He returns to the track six years later as the series point leader.

Labonte, JTG Get Head Start On 2011

September 30th, 2010

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Labonte, JTG Get Head Start On 2011

Bobby Labonte got his first chance to test with JTG Daugherty Racing earlier this week.