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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 5

Melillo Virtual Frontstretch 5

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The fifth edition of The Virtual Frontstretch is out for the week of March 14. Besides a few patches from iRacing to remove some things such as the New Damage Model on certain cars that incurred glitching, as well as update the NASCAR dirt tires to behave more “realistically” with real driver input, it was …

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Format Revealed for iRacing Pro Invitational Series Bristol Dirt Race

2020 Virtual Bristol Iracing William Byron Racing Iracing

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

The schedule and format for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event on the Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track has been revealed. FOX Sports 1 coverage starts on Wednesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. ET as drivers practice for the upcoming events. Then, at 7:50 p.m. ET, there will be a qualifying session to set …

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Alex Palou Dominates IndyCar iRacing Race at Montreal

Iracing Indycar 2021 Circuit Gilles Villaneuve Montreal Alex Palou Small Size

(Screenshot from IndyCar and iRacing YouTube)

Alex Palou dominated the first event of the NTT IndyCar iRacing Challenge, leading a race-high amount of laps en route to winning at virtual Circuit Gilles Villeneuve March 18. Braden Eves finished second. Scott McLaughlin, James Davison and Sage Karam rounded out the top five. Palou completed his rookie NTT IndyCar Series season last year, finishing …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Participating in Bristol Dirt iRacing Event

Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiling

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will participate in the upcoming eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track, JR Motorsports announced March 18. Earnhardt will drive a No. 88 Degree Chevrolet. The virtual Bristol Motor Speedway dirt track event will take place on March 24 as the inaugural live race weekend …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Logan Clamplitt Snaps Long Winless Streak at Atlanta

Logan Clampitt does a burnout after winning the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Atlanta, 3/16/2021 (Photo: NASCAR via iRacing)

(Photo: NASCAR via iRacing)

The fourth race of the eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series took place Tuesday night (March 16) at the Atlanta Motor Speedway after a wild race at Las Vegas just two weeks ago. In the end, Logan Clampitt came out on top to score his first win of 2021 and his third career victory overall. This …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 4

Melillo Virtual Frontstretch 4

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The iRacing Season 2 build is finally here. With Week 13 currently in progress, the community news is fairly light as compared to previous weeks.  On Tuesday (March 9), the service went down for a couple of hours in the early parts of the morning. When the service resumed, many virtual drivers wanted to test …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 3

Melillo Virtual Frontstretch 3

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The Virtual Frontstretch returns again this week with coverage of FTF Racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Monday Night Racing at Rockingham Speedway, eRacr.gg’s Carnomaly 500 and the first week of the eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series. It was a jam-packed week in sim racing, with many of the top drivers having to focus not only …

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eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series: Ryan Luza Scores Big in Las Vegas Victory

Ryan Luza Celebrates his Victory in Round 3 of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series at Las Vegas

(Photo: iRacing)

Round three of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series took place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday night (March 2) after two consecutive caution-free races to start the 2021 season. Jimmy Mullis of Richmond Raceway eSports led the field to the green for the 134-lap event. Once the green flag dropped, it was obvious …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 2

Melillo Virtual Frontstretch 2

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Another week of virtual racing is in the books. The eRacr.gg Carnomaly 500 qualifying races dominated social media headlines once again this week, but there was plenty of racing to go around the sim racing community. FTF RACING LEAGUE: Rancho Cucamonga 400k, Feb. 21 The second race of the 2021 season at Auto Club Speedway …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Keegan Leahy Dominates at Homestead-Miami

Keegan Leahy Celebrating after winning the Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Homestead, 2/23/2021

(Photo: iRacing)

After a wild finish at Daytona International Speedway, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series headed to the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on Tuesday night (Feb. 23) for the second event of the 2021 season. Homestead has been known for putting on some great races over the years. The most recent encounter with the track for the series …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

Melillo Virtual Frontstretch 1

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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