Fresh off NASCAR’s announcement of its debut on the streets of Chicago next summer, the 2022 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race will take on the virtual street circuit in NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen cars as a preview of the real thing. The action kicks off on Tuesday, August 2 at 9PM ET, and will stream live as always at

The Chicago street circuit was designed by iRacing after working with NASCAR to scan the city streets in fall 2020. The final course design counts 12 turns among its 2.14-mile layout, and sees Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, among other major landmarks, in the backdrop. The track saw its first racing action live on FS1 as part of the 2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series with the Next gen cars, and was released to iRacing members just moments after hitting the airwaves.

The festivities will kick off with the All-Star Open, where any active eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver who hasn’t won a race or pole in 2021 or 2022 will do battle. With just two transfer spots into the big show and no extra sets of tires available in the pits, tempers are expected to flare throughout the Open for the honor of moving on.

From there, it’s onto the All-Star Race itself. With a longer lap count and the top talent in sim racing to deal with, the All-Star Race drivers will have a fresh set of tires available in the pits for their run to the finish. The All-Star Race winner will receive a family four pack of race tickets and pit passes to a NASCAR Cup Series race, as well as a NASCAR Experience gift card.

To qualify directly for the All-Star Race, drivers must have either won an eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race or qualified on the pole between the 2021 season opener at Daytona International Speedway and July 19’s round at Pocono Raceway. The full roster of drivers who have guaranteed their spot in the 2022 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race is as follows:




Qualifying Criteria

4 Ryan Luza XSET ’21 Pole, ’21 Win
8 Michael Conti JR Motorsports ’21 Win, ’22 Pole, ’22 Win
10 Steven Wilson Stewart-Haas eSports ’22 Pole, ’22 Win
18 Bobby Zalenski Joe Gibbs Racing ’21 Win
19 Vicente Salas Williams Esports ’21 Pole, ’21 Win
21 Garrett Lowe Wood Brothers Racing ’22 Win
23 Mitchell deJong 23XI ’21 Pole, ’21 Win, ’22 Pole
24 Cody Byus Mode Motorsports ’22 Pole
25 Nick Ottinger William Byron eSports ’21 Pole, ’21 Win, ’22 Pole, ’22 Win
33 Taylor Hurst Team Dillon eSports ’22 Pole
45 Keegan Leahy 23XI ’21 Pole, ’21 Win
46 Jimmy Mullis Rise Esports ’21 Pole, ’21 Win
48 Graham Bowlin Charlotte Phoenix ’21 Pole, ’21 Win, ’22 Pole, ’22 Win
51 Ray Alfalla Joe Gibbs Racing ’21 Win, ’22 Win
75 Matt Bussa Mode Motorsports ’21 Win, ’22 Win
79 Femi Olatunbosun Clint Bowyer Racing ’22 Win
88 Briar LaPradd JR Motorsports ’22 Pole
97 Logan Clampitt William Byron eSports ’21 Win
TBA Bob Bryant TBA ’21 Win
TBA Chris Shearburn TBA ’21 Win


Rise Esports driver Jimmy Mullis is the defending winner of the event, having passed Team Dillon Esports driver Corey Vincent on the final lap of last year’s event at Nashville Superspeedway. Mullis is back in the big show this year by virtue of winning both a race and pole last season, but Vincent will need to race his way in through the Open if he wants a shot at redemption. Only two drivers, William Byron eSports’ Nick Ottinger and Charlotte Phoenix’s Graham Bowlin, gathered enough extra credit to check off every qualifying criteria for the event.

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