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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.

Power will have access to team orders

September 7th, 2012

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Power will have access to team orders

Penske team president Tim Cindric says that maximising Will Power’s chances of claiming his first IndyCar title will be the main focus of the strategy across all three of the team’s cars at next weekend’s finale at Fontana . Power goes into next weekend’s race with a 17-point lead over main rival Ryan Hunter-Reay , although the Australian’s team-mates Helio Castoneves and Ryan Briscoe are both within reach of finishing the season in the top five. Cindric said that all three drivers’ ambitions will be taken into account, but that the championship takes precedence.

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.

Marks Making Truck Series Return

January 11th, 2011

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Marks Making Truck Series Return

Justin Marks (Adam Fenwick Photo) CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Marks will return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season to drive the No. 66 Turn One Racing Chevrolet for team owner Stacy Compton.

U.S. Grand Prix Submits Homologation Plan

December 17th, 2010

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AUSTIN, Texas — Formula One United States Grand Prix developers have submitted the United States Grand Prix track homologation design the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) for approval. “We are excited to submit the track design to the FIA for homologation design approval.

85-Race Slate For USMTS Modifieds

December 14th, 2010

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85-Race Slate For USMTS Modifieds

The USMTS field goes four-wide to salute the fans at the Gator Motorplex in Texas last year. (RonSkinnerPhotos.com Photo) WEBSTER CITY, Iowa — Officials from the United States Modified Touring Series have released a tentative 2011 schedule of events.

Carpenter To Drive For Sarah Fisher

November 29th, 2010

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Carpenter To Drive For Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher will retire as a driver in 2011, handing the seat of her IZOD IndyCar Series entry to Ed Carpenter. (Jim Haines/IRL IndyCar Photo) INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Fisher will move from the drivers seat to the owner’s chair permanently in 2011, handing the reigns of her No. 67 Dollar General Dallara Honda over to Ed Carpenter for nine races next season.

Hamlin Digs Deep Hole In Qualifying

November 19th, 2010

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Hamlin Digs Deep Hole In Qualifying

Denny Hamlin will start 38th in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Full Nationwide Slate For Edwards In 2011

November 18th, 2010

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Full Nationwide Slate For Edwards In 2011

Carl Edwards will drive the No. 60 Ford Mustang during the entire NASCAR Nationwide Series season in 2011. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) CONCORD, N.C.

Western Worlds On Tap For ASCS Forces

November 17th, 2010

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Western Worlds On Tap For ASCS Forces

Sammy Swindell (10) battles Tim Kaeding during the 2009 edition of the Western World Championships at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. (Hein Brothers Photo) TUCSON, Ariz.

Hamlin’s Day Goes Wrong

November 16th, 2010

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Hamlin’s Day Goes Wrong

THE HUNTED: Denny Hamlin holds a 15-point advantage over Jimmie Johnson entering the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin appeared to be strengthening his grip on the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup title in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500.

NASCAR Notes: JJ Works Magic Fuel Strategy

November 16th, 2010

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NASCAR Notes: JJ Works Magic Fuel Strategy

SIDE BY SIDE: Jimmie Johnson (48) races alongside championship rival Kevin Harvick during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz

Four The Score For Edwards

November 14th, 2010

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Four The Score For Edwards

Carl Edwards drove to his fourth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday at Phoenix Int'l Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz. — Carl Edwards continued his spectacular weekend by driving to a decisive victory in Saturday’s Wypall 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Phoenix Int’l Raceway.

Edwards Takes Phoenix Pole

November 13th, 2010

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Edwards Takes Phoenix Pole

Carl Edwards earned his third pole of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Friday afternoon at Phoenix Int'l Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) AVONDALE, Ariz.

Burton: Issue With Gordon Settled

November 10th, 2010

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Burton: Issue With Gordon Settled

Jeff Gordon (left) and Jeff Burton share a laugh at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., earlier this season.

Earnhardt Name Back In Rolex 24

November 10th, 2010

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Earnhardt Name Back In Rolex 24

Jeffrey Earnhardt (left) stands with his father Kerry Earnhardt at Texas Motor Speedway in 2009. (HHP/Erik Perel Photo) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.

Texas Performance Nets Hamlin Contingency Bucks

November 10th, 2010

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Texas Performance Nets Hamlin Contingency Bucks

Denny Hamlin completed a season sweep of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday during the AAA Texas 500. (HHP/Harold Hinson Photo) CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A power move on the final restart of Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway earned Denny Hamlin and the No.

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.

U.S. Grand Prix Site Plans Approved

November 5th, 2010

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AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Environmental Board has unanimously approved site plans for the future Formula One United States Grand Prix venue that is scheduled to host its first event in 2012. “This project is on track,” said Richard Suttle, an attorney for the Formula One promoters. “In fact, the development plan is right on schedule

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