Seven Full Distance Races Scheduled
One of iRacing’s most popular series returns to action on the week of February 17 when the green flag waves on the opening round of the 2015 NASCAR iRacing.com Series at Daytona International Speedway. Actually, make that two of iRacing’s most popular series as there will be distinct versions of the series for open and fixed chassis setups: the NASCAR iRacing.com Series Open and NASCAR iRacing.com Series Fixed.
The series precisely mirrors the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, with Gen6 Chevys, Fords and Toyotas racing on digital versions of the same tracks as Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Dale Jr & Co. on a given week, with three Open and four Fixed races each weekend. Both the Open and Fixed series will match the “full” 36 race Sprint Cup calendar through to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November.
“It’s a tough act to follow, but we’re looking forward to increased participation and the same great level of competition in 2015.” – Tony Gardner
“iRacing’s Daytona 500 is the highlight of the season for stock car sim racers,” said Tony Gardner, President of iRacing. “But it’s also just the beginning of a 2015 NASCAR iRacing Series which will take iRacers to laser-scanned versions of each and every track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
“Last year saw more nearly 7,000 iRacers compete in the NASCAR iRacing Series Fixed and Open, and two great champions crowned in Matt Bussa and Patrick Crabtree. It’s a tough act to follow, but we’re looking forward to increased participation and the same great level of competition in 2015.”
Although the majority of both NASCAR iRacing.com Series races will be approximately half the distance of their real world counterparts, selected events will run the “full distance” of that week’s corresponding NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event beginning with the Daytona 500. The other full distance races will be Charlotte (the week of May 19-25), Michigan (June 9-15), Indianapolis (July 21-27), Watkins Glen (August 4-10), Talladega (October 20-26) and Miami-Homestead (November 17-23).
The series are open to D license holders (with safety ratings of 4.0) and higher.