Race Weekend Central

The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

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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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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Michael Conti Scores Big Season Opening Win at Daytona

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Image credit: Justin Melillo

Several new teams, some new drivers, and an even more elevated purse of $330,000 were the stories heading into the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series in 2021. One thing does not change though, and that is the incredible action. The season opener for the new season took place on Monday night (Feb. 8) at the virtual Daytona …

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2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ePreview Guide

2021 Enascar Iracing Clash 1

(Photo: Justin Melillo)

The opening points-paying race of the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season is on Monday night, and we know what team that each driver will represent this upcoming year following the Clash at Daytona last week, which was won by Logan Clampitt. On top of the team changes, there are a few noticeable changes to …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Returning for 2021

Virtual NASCAR cars race at North Wilkesboro Speedway in 2020. Photo: NASCAR Media

(Photo: NASCAR Media)

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will return in 2021, NASCAR announced Jan. 26. The series initially began in 2020 as a form of competition held during the NASCAR season’s halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, with professional racers taking to the virtual speedways. This year, the 10-race schedule will complement on-track action, with midweek events …

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Nick Ottinger Wins 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Championship, Chris Shearburn Wins at Homestead

Ottinger Passes Zalenski Iracing Championship At Homestead

Screenshot from NASCAR’s YouTube channel

The 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season concluded at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Monday night, Nov. 2, in dramatic fashion. It took three overtimes, but in the end Nick Ottinger claimed the championship. A late-race caution allowed the William Byron Esports driver to pit for fresh tires. He quickly moved through the field on each ensuing …

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2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Championship Preview

Zalenski Wins At Charlotte Roval Iracing

Screenshot from iRacing's YouTube

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series 2020 season comes to an end on Monday, Nov. 2. Four drivers will race for the championship and $100,000 prize at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway: Bobby Zalenski, Nick Ottinger, Michael Conti and Ryan Luza. Virtual Racing School’s Zalenski dominated at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL to claim the first spot. …

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Ryan Luza in Position For 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Title

The 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season concludes at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Monday night, Nov. 2. Williams Esports’ Ryan Luza is set to battle with Nick Ottinger, Bobby Zalenski and Michael Conti for the championship and $100,000 prize. Luza started off the season strong, winning three in a row at Homestead, Bristol Motor Speedway and …

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Michael Conti Wins Wild Race at Texas, Secures Spot in iRacing Championship

Michael Conti Texas Enascar Iracing Victory

Screenshot from iRacing’s YouTube page

Michael Conti needed a win to ensure a chance to race for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship, and he did just that at virtual Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Oct. 27. Conti, who led 73 laps, had a little bit of defensive help from his roommate Logan Clampitt in the final 25 circuits. …

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Calm Turns to Chaos, But Nick Ottinger Wins eNASCAR iRacing Playoff Race at Kansas

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Screenshot/Image credit: eNASCAR

For the first 127 of 134 laps at virtual Kansas Speedway, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series playoff race was a calm, almost serene affair with no cautions and only pit strategy causing any intrigue. But in the ultimate case of cautions breeding cautions, a yellow flag with seven to go touched off a series of …

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Bobby Zalenski Wins at Charlotte ROVAL, Secures Spot in iRacing Championship

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Screenshot from iRacing's YouTube

Another road course race, another victory for Bobby Zalenski. The No. 83 Virtual Racing School driver won the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Oct. 13. His victory ensured he will race for the championship and a $100,000 prize at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 3. “I don’t know we are able …

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Brandon Kettelle Wins eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Race at Talladega

Brandon Kettelle Wins At Talladega In Enascar Coca Cola Iracing Sept 2020

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The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series held its regular season finale at Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday night, Sept. 29. Brandon Kettelle strategized his way to the front to win his first career race. The No. 14 Clint Bowyer Racing driver had a strong push to the lead from teammate Eric Smith on the final lap, and held …

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Nick DeGroot Wins at Virtual Indianapolis, Captures Inaugural Monday Night Racing Championship

Nick Degroot Wins At Indianapolis Monday Night Racing Sept 2020 Contact From Cummings

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There’s nothing quite like a championship race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, even virtual ones. The same held true for Monday Night Racing’s Tufco Flooring 125 on Monday night (Sept. 28), though it did end with some controversy. Championship 4 contenders Nick DeGroot and DJ Cummings were in the midst of a tight battle in …

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