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NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart is a Big Fan of VR, Too

August 22nd, 2016 by John Gaudiosi

Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart is doing his final lap in NASCAR. After 18 years of racing, the 45-year-old driver, who also owns Stewart-Haas Racing, has watched technology improve everything from the safety on the track to the way fans can experience the sport. Fox Sports, for example, recently livestreamed the Daytona 500 in … Read the Rest »

Get to Know: Fred Masters

February 29th, 2016 by David Ifeguni

At age 30, New York iRacer Fred Masters has all but mastered the craft of sim racing in the five years he has been on iRacing. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Masters took a liking to racing at a very young age. Coming from a family of big NASCAR fans, Masters transferred his love of watching … Read the Rest »

Denny Hamlin wins first Daytona 500 for Toyota

February 21st, 2016 by Dave Moulthrop

  It was Sunday money for Denny Hamlin who after winning last weekends Sprint Unlimited repeated the feat 7 days later by capturing his first career Daytona 500 by the closest recorded margin in the races 58 year history at 0.010 seconds . It was the 27th victory in the Sprint Car Series for Hamlin … Read the Rest »

Get to Know: Shawn Powell

December 28th, 2015 by David Ifeguni

For most 19 year old college students, when they are not in class or studying, they are going to parties and hanging out with friends. And then there is Shawn Powell. An iRacer since November of 2013, Powell has started a total of 872 official races across iRacing’s ovals and road courses, an average of over … Read the Rest »

Fantasy NASCAR Team Owner

February 20th, 2015 by

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015:  We’ve just arrived at Daytona Beach, Florida for what I hope will be the first of many great races this year.  My crew is full of nervous energy.  For most of them, this is their first racing experience.  They are a group of solid men, with more years of mechanical experience … Read the Rest »

Hendrick Cars Lead Daytona 500 Start

February 20th, 2015 by

The Budweiser Duels had been expected to leave some of the higher profile drivers on the sidelines for the Daytona 500 but after 300 miles of racing there were no surprises and with six of the 49 cars involved in accidents, none of which were major the  cars of Hendrick Motorsports swept the Duels much … Read the Rest »

Lopez Draws First Blood in NASCAR iRacing Series

February 19th, 2015 by

Q&A with 2014 NASCAR iRacing Series champion Patrick Crabtree The NASCAR iRacing Series  is back in full swing after last night’s running of the first Open Daytona 500. We saw 18 splits and participation from over 550 members! Jordy Lopez Jr. took home the victory from the top split, a rewarding recovery after a late … Read the Rest »

NASCAR iRacing Series Open Garage – Daytona 2015

February 18th, 2015 by

Daytona is upon us race fans, signaling the start of “Speed Week” and another season of the NASCAR iRacing Series “Open Garage.” Here in the Open Garage we hope to provide new and veteran drivers with an insight into the techniques we use to design and refine our setups for each track throughout the season. … Read the Rest »

NASCAR iRacing Series Diary

February 17th, 2015 by

Editor’s note:  James Falcon Pratt will be contributing a regular series of articles on the 2015 NASCAR iRacing Series to iRacingNews.  Like 99.9% of his fellow iRacers, Pratt is not an immediate threat to knock the likes of Matt Bussa, Patrick Crabtree or, for that matter, Michael Conti, Tyler Hudson and Ray Alfalla off their … Read the Rest »

Gordon on Top for Final Daytona 500

February 15th, 2015 by

The last time a driver qualified over 200 mph at Daytona International Speedway was 1986 when Cale Yarborough made a single car lap of 203.519 mph. That 200 mph barrier came down during Coors Light qualifying for the 57th Annual Daytona 500. For the first time qualifying for the 500 was done in groups with … Read the Rest »