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iRacing Weekly Roundup: iRacing Season 2 Coming to a Close

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

As iRacing Week 12 comes to a close, that means there are only a few days until the new build comes out for Season 3. There have been a few confirmations on some new content, and there have already been some releases like the NASCAR NEXT Gen and the fictional Chicago Street Course. A new …

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AJ Allmendinger takes Mid-Ohio Xfinity Win; Kaulig Racing finishes 1-2

2021 Mid Ohio NXS AJ Allmendinger car Sean Gardner Getty

AJ Allmendinger leading at Mid-Ohio (Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Following an eventful match-up between 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, AJ Allmendinger took the B&L Transport 170 checkered flag at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Allmendinger took home a win at Las Vegas earlier in the year and has raced at the Mid-Ohio track three times before today’s win. Allmendinger, who faced a mid-race penalty, rallied …

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Hendrick GM: Owe Chip Ganassi Racing ‘Big Apology’ After Coke 600 Engine Problems

2021 Kansas I Cup Ross Chastain Kurt Busch racing NKP

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Hendrick Motorsports’ General Manager issued a public “big apology” to Chip Ganassi Racing on Friday (June 4) for the mechanical failures that resulted in CGR’s two Cup cars finishing in the last two spots of Sunday’s (May 30) Coca-Cola 600. Ganassi is part of a technical alliance with Hendrick. While Hendrick Motorsports won the race …

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James Davison Puts on Perfect Performance on Virtual Chicago Street Circuit

James Davison driving on the virtual Chicago Street Course eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Justin Melillo

(Photo: Justin Melillo via iRacing/NASCAR Media)

In the final eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event for NASCAR on FOX, James Davison took home the victory at the fictional (for now) Chicago Street Course, the first time any cars have been on this brand new circuit on Wednesday night (June 2). The race also featured the Next Gen Car for the second …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Virtual Coca-Cola 600

Virtual Frontstretch

Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

As we start to wrap up the month of May, all of the official iRacing Indianapolis 500 races are complete on both the fixed and open setups. Thousands have participated in the festivities both last weekend and this weekend, about 200 different drivers through all the splits able to taste the virtual milk and thousands …

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eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Ray Alfalla Back in Victory Lane at Charlotte

Ray Alfalla does a burnout after winning the Coca-Cola 300 at the virtual Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/25/2021 (Photo: iRacing)

(Photo: iRacing)

Ray Alfalla took home the win on the longest night of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season in the Coca-Cola 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday night (May 25). Alfalla, a four-time champion of the series and now a 26-time winner, has had a miserable season, but tonight he showed the championship mettle that …

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Stock Car Scoop: Did Rain Ruin NASCAR COTA For Good?

Martin Truex Jr. races in the inaugural NASCAR COTA event before his big wreck. (May 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series traveled to Circuit of the Americas for the first time ever on Sunday afternoon (May 23) for the Echopark Grand Prix. The problem for the most popular stock car series in America is that the NASCAR COTA races came paired with a rainstorm that never seemed to let up all weekend. …

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Seventh-Place Finish at COTA ‘Bittersweet’ for Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell during the EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas, 5/23/2021 (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Before Sunday, the 2021 NASCAR Cup season was already solidified as the best of Michael McDowell‘s career to date. That happens when you start it by claiming your first career Cup win in the Daytona 500. But 14 races into the season, McDowell hasn’t disappeared. In fact, he’s continued to put together the best campaign …

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Multi-Car Pileups Mar Rainy Stage 2 at COTA

Martin Truex Jr. races in the inaugural NASCAR COTA event before his big wreck. (May 2021) (Photo: NKP)

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Cup Series’ EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas had gone smoothly for the most part, with an opening stage featuring just one caution and a couple of single-car spins here and there.  However, chaos struck four laps into stage two and again after the green flag waved. With little-to-no visibility …

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‘We Get Paid To Adapt’: NASCAR Crew Chiefs Prep for Unknowns of COTA

Daniel Hemric at COTA

Via Speedway Motorsports and HHP/Harold Hinson)

One word you don’t hear thrown around often in NASCAR is “potpourri.” But NASCAR has also never competed at the Circuit of the Americas before. That changes this weekend as all three of its national series will race on the 20-turn, 3.41-mile road course for the first time. And it has Cup Series crew chief …

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eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series: James Davison Wins on Virtual COTA

James Davison iRacing eNASCAR Circuit of the Americas COTA

(Photo: iRacing)

Taking home the victory in Wednesday night’s (May 19) eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at the newest track on the NASCAR schedule, Circuit of the Americas, was James Davison. “It took a lot of concentration to keep the car straight,” Davison told Fox Sports 1. “This is my wheelhouse, road-course racing. I sat on …

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