Richmond Raceway (Richmond) continues the evolution of its eSports program by forming an inaugural iRacing team to compete in the 2018 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS). The newly formed CHAOS CREW iRacing Team is made up of six eMotorsports athletes who will compete in the 2018 NPAS season beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. (ET) on iRacing Live.

“eSports is a part of the racing landscape that’s about to take a giant leap forward this year. As an engagement platform, we see eSports as a great way to welcome new fans, and build another strong conduit into the regional school systems to support STEM curriculums,” said Richmond Vice President Mike Waddell. “NASCAR, iRacing, and the motorsports industry overall are driving eSports into the mainstream and we look forward to being on the front end of this movement.”

The inaugural members of the 2018 CHAOS CREW iRacing Team includes the following eMotorsports athletes:

Car         eMotorsports Athlete                   Primary Brand                                   Secondary Brand

#1           Marcus Richardson                         TOYOTA OWNERS 400                   ToyotaCare 250

Twitter: @RacingMarcus

  • Hometown: Wilmington, DE
  • Sixth in 2017 NPAS Standings
  • Primary/Secondary Sponsors are Richmond Raceway’s Spring Races

“Richmond has a tradition of putting on exciting races, and I had my first opportunity a few years ago to attend the track,” said Marcus Richardson. “I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of CHAOS CREW and I look forward to the upcoming season representing the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series each week.”

 

Car         eMotorsports Athlete                   Primary Brand                                   Secondary Brand

#05         Nick Ottinger                                     Federated Auto Parts 400             Go Bowling 250

Twitter: @nickottinger

  • Hometown: Claremont, N.C.
  • 13th in 2017 NPAS Standings
  • Primary/Secondary Sponsors are Richmond Raceway’s Fall Races

“I’m happy to represent and team with the CHAOS CREW for the 2018 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series campaign,” said Nick Ottinger. “I can’t wait to hit the virtual track and get the Federated Auto Parts and Go Bowling Toyota Camry in victory lane.”

 

Car         eMotorsports Athlete                   Primary Brand                  

#27         Jimmy Mullis                                     Racing Virginia                                 

Twitter: @JMullisRacing

  • Hometown: Concord, N.C.
  • 18th in 2017 NPAS Standings
  • Primary/Secondary Sponsors are Racing Virginia & Team Racing Virginia

To be a part of the CHAOS CREW and drive the #27 Racing Virginia Toyota Camry is an amazing opportunity,” said Jimmy Mullis. “Competing in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series is a grind every week, and to have the support from the CHAOS CREW and Richmond Raceway is boost to us, and the series as a whole. I cannot wait to get started on February 20th and to get to Richmond for what is going to be a great season of racing.”

 

Car         eMotorsports Athlete                   Primary Brand                                  

#46         Logan Clampitt                                 Richmond Raceway                                       

Twitter: @lclampitt44

  • Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
  • Second in 2017 NPAS Standings
  • Primary/Secondary Sponsor is Richmond Raceway & Richmond Raceway Complex brands

“I’m thankful to be a part of Richmond Raceway’s eSports Program and to team up with the CHAOS CREW for the upcoming NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series season,” said Logan Clampitt. “I look forward to winning races and taking the #46 Richmond Raceway Toyota Camry all the way to Homestead and the NPAS Title this season.”

 

Car         eMotorsports Athlete                   Primary Brand                   Secondary Brand

#55         Brian Schoenburg                            Heyman Hustle                Looking 4 Larry

Twitter: @bschoon55

  • Hometown: Moorpark, Calif.
  • 15th in 2017 NPAS Standings
  • Primary/Secondary Sponsor is the Creative Agency for Richmond Raceway, Looking 4 Larry, and its partner website, HeymanHustle.com

“This partnership with the CHAOS CREW and Richmond Raceway is revolutionary, and I am pumped to be driving for my sponsors, HeymanHustle.com and Looking 4 Larry agency,” said Brian Schoenburg. “As a seasoned sim racer, it’s great to be part of a new adventure for our sport, the NPAS, and sim racing as a whole. #ImAPaulHeymanDriver.”

 

The inaugural five members of the CHAOS CREW iRacing Team will be joined by a sixth teammate on Feb. 12. The final member of the team, and their 2018 car design, will be announced on Richmond Raceway’s Twitter (@RichmondRaceway) on Monday.

The race car designs for the CHAOS CREW will be showcased exclusively on Richmond’s Twitter on Sunday, February 11. The designs will be unveiled each hour beginning at noon (ET). The official hashtag for Richmond Raceway eSports is #RICHMONDeSPORTS.

Future CHAOS CREW developments will evolve from engagement with area secondary schools, and the more than 70 Virginia-based colleges and universities, to see where the gaming interests of the Commonwealth are focused. Richmond has successfully blended education and technology in the past as the track hosted 400 eighth grade students from schools in central Virginia for the inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational event, Speed Into Science. The program will return this April with NASCAR’s return to the Capital City for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend.

The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series is iRacing’s World Championship series officially sanctioned by NASCAR. The series features the world’s most elite oval sim-racers competing on simulated version of the actual real-world NASCAR tracks and Gen6 cars available on iRacing.

Rounds run every other Tuesday night starting February 20 at 9 p.m. (ET). Each round will be broadcast live to the general public on iRacing Live, with coverage provided by RaceSpot TV. For the full 2018 NPAS schedule, click here.

iRacers are passionate about motorsports as there are currently 1,500 active subscribers in Virginia, another 7,000 in adjoining states, and more than 70,000 nationwide on the iRacing.com platform.

Stay up to date with the CHAOS CREW iRacing Team throughout the 2018 NPAS season, by following the team on Twitter at @CHAOSCREWRVA.

Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season

The Toyota Spring Race Weekend returns “under the lights” for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on April 20-21.

Richmond’s Fall Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will make history with the grand opening of Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project, along with hosting the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. To learn more about Reimagined, visit richmondracewayreimagined.com.

Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.

Stay connected to Richmond Raceway on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube, and by downloading the Richmond Raceway mobile app for Apple or Android.

About iRacing.com

The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, IMSA, the SRO Motorsports Group, World of Outlaws, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, the Skip Barber Racing School and General Motors.

About Richmond Raceway

Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series, on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,000 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com and richmondracewaycomplex.com.

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