Media Coverage


Relied on as a training tool by countless professional drivers, iRacing is unrivaled as a racing simulator because its creators have managed to capture every last car and track detail, and recreate them in a package that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being behind the wheel of a racecar pushing its mechanical limits on courses designed to test drivers’ mettle. And the industry agrees.

Here, you can read about the recent media coverage iRacing has garnered. While our racing simulator has evolved greatly over the years, the media and industry accolades have remained a constant. And yet, every year we strive to push the envelope further with new features, tracks and cars.

Thanks to the coverage from respected publications in the racing and gaming industries, there are plenty of voices to confirm what many of our fans already know — iRacing is the best online racing simulator available for casual and hardcore racers alike. So read up on the latest news, reviews and accolades for iRacing.com right here.


The New York Times | Jan 18, 2021

Pandemic Paved the Way for Sim Racing, but Will It Last?

By Roy Furchgott

Eurogamer | Oct 18, 2020

Why I Race

By Martin Robinson

NBC Sports | Mar 31, 2020

NASCAR Texas event tops TV record for eSports event

By Dustin Long

The eSports Observer | Mar 31, 2020

Simulated NASCAR Race Garners 1.33M Total Viewers on Fox, FS1

By Adam Stern

NASCAR | Feb 11, 2020

Brave new world: iRacing drivers nearing the next frontier

By Terrin Waack

Autosport | Feb 20, 2020

What a Le Mans winner gets out of iRacing

By Kevin Turner

PC Games N | Feb 11, 2020

Best racing games 2020 for PC

By PC Games N Staff

The Seattle Times | Feb 13, 2019

Drivers, connect your Wi-Fi! iRacing a hit in NASCAR

By Dan Gelston

Hillsdale Daily News | Jul 25, 2018

Success in online simulator earns local competitor real-life shot in dirt-track racing

By James Gensterblum

Jalopnik | Jun 12, 2018

Watch How A Virtual Race Track Is Built

By Alanis King

OneDirt.com | Apr 18, 2018

iRacing Is Definitely Changing The Dirt Track Game

By Ben Shelton

Racer.com | Feb 25, 2018

Translating sim racing to Spec Miata

By MazdaMotorsports.com

The Gazette | Jul 28, 2017

William Byron seeks sweep at Iowa Speedway, open doors for future

By Jeremiah Davis

Wired | Jun 11, 2017

To Drive Like a Nascar Star, Break Out the Video Games

By Matt Hardigree

NBC Sports

Drivers make difference with dirt racing

By NASCAR America

Autoweek | Mar 29, 2017

Dirt has officially come to iRacing

By Matt Weaver

Dirt on Dirt | May 10, 2017

Dirt Expansion Provides Virtual Drivers iRacing Fix

From Special Reports

Autoweek | Mar 7, 2017

iRacing.com: The closest a gamer can get to real racing

By Matt Weaver

PC Gamer | Dec 5, 2016

Battling a former F1 driver in iRacing

By Craig Lager

ESPN | Dec 19, 2014

iRacing a cure for offseason

By John Oreovicz

CNET | May 13, 2016

A race-prepped MX-5 can be yours on the cheap

By Emme Hall

Jalopnik | Jul 17, 2012

How The Right Video Game Makes You A Faster Driver

By Alex Lloyd

Engadget | Feb 16, 2014

iRacing is the real driving simulator

By J. Reahard

Popular Mechanics | Nov 25, 2013

With iRacing, a Look Into the Future of Driving Sims

By Darren Orf

The Wall Street Journal | Nov 12, 2015

Can Videogames Make You a Better Race-Car Driver?

By Jesse Will

Racer.com | Sep 3, 2015

iRacing.com releases Dynamic Racetrack feature

By alley

Motorsport.com | Jan 20, 2015

Endurance racing is hard, even on iRacing

By Covy Moore

boston.com | May 19, 2009

Fire up your virtual engines

By Peter DeMarco

Bleacher Report | Oct 19, 2009

iRacing: A Fans Chance To Race Like The Pros

By Amanda Bradeen

GamerHub.tv | Jun 15, 2013

Virtual Racers Getting Real Sponsors In iRacing NASCAR

By John Gaudioso

Gamespot | Jun 23, 2009

iRacing: One Little Victory

By Gamespot Staff

IGN | May 10, 2012

Taking A Few Zips Around the iRacing Track

By Jeff Haynes