February 19th, 2018 by Kevin Bobbitt
Just as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ kicks off at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series will start the 2018 season on the same high banks of Florida. NASCAR’s top-tier online racing series returns to the virtual racetrack on February 20th at 9 p.m. et. All races are broadcast live at NASCAR.com, iRacing.com/live and Facebook.com/iracing.
The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series features the world’s top online racers in virtual replicates of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race cars. Races are held every other week throughout the course of the year at virtual tracks like Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and culminates with a four-race playoff featuring the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 23rd.
The 2017 series champion Ryan Luza is back to defend his title, as are perennial favorites and past champions Ray Alfalla (2016, 2012, 2011), Kenny Humpe (2015) and Michael Conti (2014). Several newcomers recently qualified for the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series through the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series and are looking to make their mark including Casey Kirwan, Colton Davis and Nickolas Shelton.
Since 2010, iRacing has awarded over $135,000 in cash and prizes to participants.
Full Series Schedule:
Round Date Track
Round 1 February 20th Daytona International Speedway
Round 2 March 13th ISM Raceway
Round 3 March 27th Auto Club Speedway
Round 4 April 10th Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Round 5 April 24th Richmond Raceway
Round 6 May 8th Kansas Speedway
Round 7 May 22nd Charlotte Motor Speedway
Round 8 June 12th Michigan International Speedway
Round 9 June 26th Sonoma Raceway
Round 10 July 10th Chicagoland Speedway
Round 11 July 24th New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Round 12 August 7th Pocono Raceway
Round 13 August 21st Bristol Motor Speedway
Round 14 August 28th Darlington Raceway
Round 15 September 11th Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Round 16 September 25th Atlanta Motor Speedway
Round 17 October 9th Dover International Speedway
Season Finale October 23rd Homestead-Miami Speedway
You can follow the eSport series throughout the year at http://www.iracing.com/nascar-peak-antifreeze-series/