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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series: Brad Keselowski Steals Win at Talladega

iRacing at Talladega

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Wednesday night (April 21) paid host to the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series of the 2021 season. After William Byron took home the win in the first event of the season back at Bristol Dirt, he looked to make it two-for-two. After the smoke cleared and all the strategy settled, Brad Keselowski was victorious …

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Keelan Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Among Talladega iRacing Pro Invitational Entries

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When you think of a second-generation NASCAR driver, you probably don’t think of the name “Harvick”. That will change Wednesday, April 21. The entry list for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at virtual Talladega Superspeedway was revealed Tuesday evening (April 20) and featured several guest invites in addition to the chartered entries. Among …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 9

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It was a mixed bag of various events this past week among the iRacing leagues covered in The Virtual Frontstretch. For the leagues following the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Martinsville Speedway proved to be filled with hurt feelings. Other leagues steered clear of the paperclip and had much better times on the service in their …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Vicente Salas Makes History in Dominating Win at Richmond

Vicente Salas does a burnout after winning the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Richmond, 4/13/2021

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Perfection was the name of the game for Vicente Salas in Tuesday night’s (April 13) event at the virtual Richmond Raceway, the first short track race of the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season. And perfection is exactly what he achieved. The Spacestation Gaming driver became the sixth different winner in six races so far …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 8

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Sure, The Virtual Frontstretch is a weekly collection of updates regarding the simulated racing world. But what happens when you take a virtual racing series and turn those drivers loose on a real track?  Monday Night Racing answered that question this past week with a go-kart endurance race at GoPro Motorplex on Wednesday night (April …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 7

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

With the Easter holiday upon the motorsports world, there’s not a lot happening this weekend in the real world. Some sim racing leagues are also taking off as well, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about this past week on iRacing, full of its share of short track racing on both the asphalt and …

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eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series: Bob Bryant Strikes Gold in Fontana for 1st Win

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Round Five of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series found the tour at the virtual Auto Club Speedway on Tuesday night (March 30). After a tense race at Atlanta Motor Speedway just two weeks ago, drivers returned to an intermediate track, this time a two-mile oval with a wornout surface and multiple grooves. After a tame …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: eNASCAR Issue 6

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s all about Atlanta Motor Speedway this week in this issue of The Virtual Frontstretch. All three of the leagues covered this week all went down to virtual Hampton, Georgia for three vastly different events. They weren’t the biggest races of the week, but they did provide drama and excitement in their respective communities.  The …

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Sage Karam’s Fuel Strategy Propels Him to Win in IndyCar iRacing Challenge at Homestead

2021 Homestead Indycar Iracing Sage Karam Burnout Justin Melillo

(Photo: Justin Melillo)

Sage Karam played the fuel strategy game perfectly, saving just enough to do burnouts after the IndyCar iRacing Challenge event at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 25. “We did it,” Karam said after the race. “That was crazy, literally saving from the beginning and we saved enough fuel to do donuts.” For much of …

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eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series: William Byron Claims Win at Virtual Bristol Dirt

William Byron beats Tyler Reddick on eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series 2021 Bristol dirt Photo NASCAR

(Photo: NASCAR Media via Justin Melillo)

Wednesday night (March 24) marked the return of the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series. After the successful run last year during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR and Fox decided to bring it back for another year with all of the Cup drivers for the 2021 season, plus a few special guests. While the world …

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Chicago Street Circuit Coming to iRacing and eNASCAR Pro Invitational

Car On Chicago Street Circuit Prototype Courtesy Of Iracing

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A new street course based in Chicago, Ill. is coming to iRacing and the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series, NASCAR announced Wednesday, March 24. The Chicago Street Circuit, set in the Chicago Loop, will debut later this spring and host the league on June 2. The current configuration is about 2.2 miles long. Several groups, including …

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