April 8th, 2021 by Chris Leone
Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every week. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! Today, we’re getting to know series veteran Jake Nichols, now in the middle of his second year representing NFL star Kyle Long and Mode Motorsports:
Hometown: Chesnee, SC
When did you start sim racing? 2013.
Pre-race meal of choice? Pizza.
If I had a choice, my super power would be: To be able to fly.
Do you have any pets? 4 cats and 2 dogs.
How would you describe your driving style? Respectful, always thinking ahead.
My biggest accomplishment on iRacing is: I don’t think I have something specific yet…. answer coming soon.
The coolest part of being on my eNASCAR team is: I have always been a Chicago Bears fan so getting to work with Kyle and Mode has been awesome. Very relaxed situation for me so I haven’t had to deal with much pressure.
When I’m not running in eNASCAR, my favorite cars to run on iRacing are: Big Block Modifieds are pretty fun. I love to race dirt, so hopefully we get a dirt race in the Coke Series soon.
If you could add any non-Cup Series track to the eNASCAR schedule, which would you pick and why? Something dirt related or Bathurst.
Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery and are going to start a NASCAR Cup Series team. Which driver are you hiring first and why? Brad Keselowski, he’s in that perfect time where he’s got lots of experience and can still win. Would be a solid choice to get a new team into victory lane.
It’s the season finale and you’re in the Championship 4. Your biggest rival is leading the field to the green flag and you’re starting second. How are you getting the job done? I’m not the kind of guy to just send somebody but I’d certainly think about it. But I would likely try to outsmart them and get to their inside to get the win.
Finally, where can we follow you on social media and streaming? Twitter – @JakeNichols73, IG – @jakenichols20, twitch.tv/JakeNichols73 for every Coke Series race.
In-sim photo via Justin Melillo