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Online Racing a Featured Attraction at NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 5th, 2010 by

The 15 iRacing.com-powered NASCAR stock car simulators proved to be a popular attraction yesterday during a media preview of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.   More than 100 journalists took the opportunity to take some virtual laps of Charlotte Motor Speedway in one of the seven two-seat NASCAR stock car replicas, along with a 15th simulator in an ADA stock car.  In addition, journalists were able to run sample qualifying sessions with a separate group of more basic online racing simulators. Journalists line-up to sample the iRacing simulators at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Tim's Talladega 499

April 28th, 2010 by

After the Talladega 312 on Friday evening, I had plenty of time to reflect on what I had done during the event and decided that there was probably nothing I could have done to avoid being caught up in an incident at one time or another. I figure the major penalty of staying at the … Read the Rest »

Online Racing's Talladega 811

April 26th, 2010 by

The World Tour of iRacing’s first doubleheader weekend produced 811 miles of action-packed online racing as Friday’s Talladega 312 for Impala SS Class B and Saturday’s Talladega 499 for Impala SS Class A (COT) saw more than 1,200 entries and nearly 6,000 laps of fierce sim racing competition. Every iRacer had a shot or two … Read the Rest »

Paint By Layers

April 22nd, 2010 by

I have been painting race car paint schemes for online racing games for most of my adult life now. Ever since I picked up a steering wheel and attached it to my desk to compete with my friends in online sim racing, I’ve wanted to have a custom scheme to help put some of my … Read the Rest »

Video Contest Finalists Announced!

April 14th, 2010 by

The Inaugural iRacing.com Video Contest has reached the most exciting part of the process, the time where YOU get to vote for the winner. The team of experts here at the office (they put Simon Cowell to shame) have labored over all of the amazing entries for hours on end and have narrowed the field … Read the Rest »

Livin' the Dream

April 7th, 2010 by

I spent more than 20 years as a free-lance journalist covering the late, great CART PPG Indy Car/Champ Car World Series for a variety of publications and Web sites. It was my privilege to witness and chronicle the careers of some of the greatest Indy car drivers in history – Mears, Rahal, Zanardi, Montoya, de … Read the Rest »

Huttu's Online Racing Grand Slam

April 5th, 2010 by

Greger Huttu made it four-for-four in iRacing Drivers World Championship competition with a flag-to-flag victory at Watkins Glen, coming home 21.6s clear of Ben Cornett with Luke McLean taking the final podium spot a half second adrift of Cornett.  The victory not only kept Huttu’s virtually perfect iDWC record intact (the only laps he hasn’t … Read the Rest »

Sim Racing's Code of Uncertainty

March 27th, 2010 by

A cop pulls over Heisenberg, and asks him “Do you know how fast you were going?” and he answered “No, but I know where I am.” It’s a geeky scientist joke about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle which states the more precisely you know the location of something, the less you know about its velocity, and … Read the Rest »

Thompson International Speedway Joins iRacing.com

March 18th, 2010 by

Historic Connecticut Facility is Latest Online Racing Short Track For 70 years Thompson International Speedway has challenged New England’s finest racing drivers.  With the announcement that iRacing.com will add the legendary Connecticut track to its inventory, fans of the legendary high-banked, five-eighths mile oval and short-track online racing enthusiasts around the world will soon be able to measure themselves against a track that in its history has sent drivers to the winner’s circle in the Daytona 500 and success on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to put together this alliance with iRacing.com,” said Jonathan Hoenig, the track’s director of business development and marketing and the fourth generation of his family to be involved with Thompson International Speedway.  “The timing couldn’t be better as we use innovative technology and other modern business management tools to move the sport of short-track racing forward for the benefit of both fans and participants.” “Our fans are loyal and enthusiastic,” Hoenig said.  “Many of them would be on the track racing if they could – and now through iRacing.com, they will be able to race on an exact digital duplicate of the speedway when they’re not attending races. We look forward to our local fans and racing game enthusiasts from all over the world being able to participate in online racing series that include Thompson International Speedway.” Hoenig, who holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and whose great-grandfather began construction of the speedway in 1938, also noted that as host to a NASCAR touring series and seven of its own racing classes, each year the track saw a number of drivers make their maiden appearances.  “Just as many NASCAR Sprint Cup stars such as Joey Logano and Martin Truex, Jr.

iRacing.com Sponsors Ben Kennedy’s Mark Martin Performance Super Late Model

March 12th, 2010 by

Great Grandson of NASCAR Founder Bill France Will Carry iRacing.com Flag in 2010; First Race Tonight His racing roots go back three generations, and now 18-year-old Ben Kennedy is making his own mark in the sport that’s virtually synonymous with his grandfather and great-grandfather’s name – France.  Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. and son of International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy, is already a champion in the Pro-Truck class at Orlando Speed World and New Smyrna Speedway.  The 18-year-old high school senior’s next step up the motorsport ladder, aboard a Chevrolet Impala SS super late model fielded by Mark Martin Racing, will be sponsored by iRacing.com, the world’s premier online racing simulation service.  Kennedy’s first race in iRacing.com livery is scheduled for this evening at Orlando Speed World.  Saturday he’ll compete at New Smyrna Speedway. The announcement was made by Tony Gardner, iRacing.com’s president and Benny Ertel, business manager for Mark Martin Performance.