2021 Special Events Calendar


Experience some of the world’s most legendary race events on iRacing. Build your team and race in full-length 6 hour, 12 hour, and 24 hour endurance races based on real-world events like the Rolex 24, 12 Hours of Sebring, and more. Our special NASCAR events such as the Daytona 500 and Charlotte 600 are included in the official NASCAR iRacing Series schedule.

Events are broadcast live to the public at iRacing.com/live, with coverage powered by RaceSpotTV.

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North Wilkesboro Throwback Cup

Apr 10, 2021

Timeslot #1 // FRI 22:00 GMT
Timeslot #2 // SAT 7:00 GMT
Timeslot #3 // SAT 12:00 GMT
Timeslot #4 // SAT 16:00 GMT
Timeslot #5 // SUN 15:00 GMT

For nearly 50 years, the NASCAR Cup Series visited North Wilkesboro Speedway twice a year, with the first race coming in early April. For 2021, the Throwback Cup will send iRacing’s 1987 NASCAR Cup cars back to the unique North Carolina short track for a tribute to the track’s glory days.

Cars Competing

Nürburgring 24HR

Apr 23-25, 2021

The 24 Hours Nürburgring (ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring) is a 24-hour endurance event held on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It also utilizes part of the GP-Strecke course to form a total lap length of 16.1 miles (25.9 km).

Cars Competing

BMW SIM GT Cup

Season 1: Jan-May

The BMW SIM GT Cup is the successor to the BMW SIM 120 Cup. Divided into two seasons, a total of ten races will take place in 2021. In the five rounds that comprise Season 1, sim racers go head to head in teams of two in the BMW M8 GTE. A total prize purse of 4,200 US dollars is up for grabs for the top three teams in the first four races of each season. As in 2020, the races are 120 minutes long and include a mandatory driver changeover.

Cars Competing

BMW M8 GTE

Season 1 Schedule
  • Jan 17, 2021 – Daytona
  • Mar 7, 2021 – Suzuka
  • Mar 21, 2021 – Silverstone
  • May 02, 2021 – Road Atlanta
  • May 16, 2021 – Nürburgring GP

Indianapolis 500 – Fixed

May 14-16, 2021

Known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious race events in the world, held since 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is part of the NTT IndyCar Series in the United States. This version of the event features a fixed setup, putting all drivers on an even playing field.

Cars Competing

Dallara IR-18 Indycar


Indianapolis 500

May 21-23, 2021

Known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious race events in the world, held since 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is part of the NTT IndyCar Series in the United States. This version of the event features open setups developed by the competitors for the fastest speeds.

Cars Competing

Dallara IR-18 Indycar


Coke 600

May 26-28, 2021

The final marquee motorsport event of Memorial Day weekend and a longtime Charlotte Motor Speedway tradition, the iRacing Coke 600 serves as part of the NASCAR iRacing Series schedule. It’s the second of of four full-length events in the championship, which mirrors the real-world NASCAR Cup Series campaign with 36 events throughout the year.

Cars Competing

Watkins Glen 6HR

June 18-24, 2021

The Watkins Glen 6 Hour is a 6 hour endurance race held annually at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. It is the fifth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Cars Competing

HockenheimRing Grand Prix

July 10-13, 2021

The HockenheimRing is one of Germany’s most storied hosts of Grand Prix races. The inaugural iRacing HockenheimRing Grand Prix will feature the Dallara iR-01, a Grand Prix-inspired car that blends the best elements of past and present open-wheel racing.

Cars Competing

Dallara iR-01


Spa 24HR

July 23-25, 2021

The 24 Hours of Spa is an endurance race held in Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps since 1923. It is part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Series in the real world.

Cars Competing

Knoxville Nationals

August 21, 2021

The Knoxville Nationals is one of the biggest and most prestigious Sprint Car events of the year. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event is held annually at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Cars Competing

World of Outlaws 410 sprint Car


Darlington 500

September 1-3, 2021

A longtime Labor Day tradition from Darlington Raceway, the iRacing Darlington 500 serves as part of the NASCAR iRacing Series schedule. It’s the third of of four full-length events in the championship, which mirrors the real-world NASCAR Cup Series campaign with 36 events throughout the year.

Cars Competing

Bathurst 1000

September 17-19, 2021

The Bathurst 1000 is staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Regarded as the pinnacle of motorsport in Australia, this is the biggest event on the calendar for the Supercars Series.

Cars Competing

Petit Le Mans

October 1-3, 2021

The Petit Le Mans is a 10 hour endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. It is the final round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Cars Competing

Crandon Pro 4 Championship

October 16, 2021

The Crandon Pro 4 Championship is held annually on Labor Day weekend at Crandon International Raceway. Independently sanctioned and with no points on the line, it attracts the best off-road racers from various series across the United States.

Cars Competing

Lucas Oil Off-Road Pro 4 Stadium Truck


Phoenix Finale

November 3-5, 2021

Mirroring the real-world NASCAR Cup Series finale from Phoenix Raceway, the iRacing Phoenix Finale wraps up the 2021 NASCAR iRacing Series schedule. It’s the last of of four full-length events in the championship, which mirrors the real-world NASCAR Cup Series campaign with 36 events throughout the year.

Cars Competing

Suzuka 10HR

November 5-7, 2021

The Suzuka 10 Hours is an endurance race held in Japan at Suzuka International Racing Course, first debuting in 1966. It is part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Series in the real world.

Cars Competing

Winter Derby

November 20, 2021

The Winter Derby is held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Considered to be the most prestigious Super Late Model race, the annual event draws the nation’s best short track racers for a 300 lap showdown on the half mile.

Cars Competing

Super Late Model


Chili Bowl Nationals

December 18, 2021

The Chili Bowl is held every January at the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The biggest midget race of the year, it attracts hundreds of drivers from all types of racing attempting to work their way through a week of preliminary rounds and an alphabet soup of main events to get to the 55-lap A main.

Cars Competing

Dirt Midget


There are plenty more iRacing Special Events coming in 2021.
Stay tuned for more events as they get announced.


Completed Events

Daytona 24 Hour

Jan 22-24, 2021

The 2021 edition of iRacing’s 24 Hours of Daytona is set for the weekend of January 22-24. The event marks the fifth running of the anniversary of iRacing’s popular driver swap/team feature that sees hundreds of teams of iRacing drivers, team managers, engineers, and spotters participate in the around the clock sim race. The 24 Hours of Daytona is a 24 hour endurance race held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Cars Competing

Daytona 500

Feb 12-14, 2021

Known as “The Great American Race,” the iRacing Daytona 500 serves as part of the NASCAR iRacing Series schedule. It’s one of four full-length events in the championship, which mirrors the real-world NASCAR Cup Series campaign with 36 events throughout the year.

Cars Competing

Bathurst 12HR

Feb 26-28, 2021

The Bathurst 12 Hour is a 12 hour endurance race staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. This event serves as the opening round to the Intercontinental GT Challenge Series in the real world.

Cars Competing
Start Times
  • Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT
  • Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT
  • Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT
  • Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

Sebring 12HR

Mar 26-28, 2021

The Sebring 12HR is a 12-hour endurance race held at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. It is the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Cars Competing