Dale Jr.: Road to Pro?
Former eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series driver (oh, and 26-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race winner and two-time Xfinity Series champ) Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn’t competed at the top level in a few years, but did he tease a return to the PEAK iRacing Series?
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 16, 2019
Everybody wants an eNASCAR team
With the buzz around NASCAR eSports, NFL quarterback AJ McCarron and musician Tim Dugger expressed interest in throwing their hats (well, helmets and cowboy hats) in the ring.
— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) March 13, 2019
— Tim Dugger (@Tim_Dugger) March 12, 2019
Smith Surprises at Auto Club Speedway
eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series rookie Eric J. Smith pulled off the upset of upsets Tuesday at Auto Club Speedway, winning his first career race as an undrafted independent racer in a thrilling finish.
Tonight: eNASCAR Gander Outdoors 100 iRacing Pro Invitational
On an eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series off-week, the real-world stars come out to play.
Tonight, 15 pros — 14 racers and a pro football player — take to Martinsville Speedway for 100 laps of action in NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series-style trucks.
Rising NASCAR stars Noah Gragson, Christopher Bell, John Hunter Nemechek, Justin Haley, Todd Gilliland, and plenty of others will join Chicago Bears guard and PEAK iRacing Series team owner Kyle Long for a big pile of bragging rights in the eNASCAR Gander Outdoors 100 iRacing Pro Invitational (9 p.m. ET, eNASCAR.com).
— Gander Outdoors TR (@NASCAR_Trucks) March 18, 2019
Racing with Austin Hill and Hattori Racing
It appears Hattori Racing has turned their weekly iRacing sessions into a weekly fixture.
What day is it you ask? Thursday and #PiDay are not acceptable answers…
…IT'S @iRacing DAY!!!!! Join @_AustinHill & the HRE guys again tonight at 7:00 pm ET in the HRE hosted session for some @NASCAR_Trucks action at @MartinsvilleSwy.#NASCAR #eSports #eNASCAR pic.twitter.com/H5E55ftCVw
— Hattori Racing (@Hattori_Racing) March 14, 2019
Austin Hill practiced his bump-and-run for tonight’s eNASCAR Gander Outdoors iRacing Pro Invitational, too.
For the Win! This @iRacing is a blast! Thanks to everyone that joined our session @MartinsvilleSwy The @Hattori_Racing guys and I are planning on doing this more often so be on the lookout!! #iracing pic.twitter.com/YTUuPAiiYz
— Austin Hill (@_AustinHill) March 15, 2019
NASCAR Heat World Challenge Launches
The heat is still on for drivers that didn’t land a ride in the Heat Pro League — the NASCAR Heat World Challenge has launched. Racers will compete in a four-week series of events, leading up to the World Finals Sunday, May 5 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the top five weekly drivers on each console.
I’m really pumped to get the #eNASCARHeat Pro League going, but man I’m jealous that I can’t participate in the NASCAR Heat World Challenge.
Race against the worlds best starting today so you can win awesome prizes and be the best!
— Joey Stone | Sloppy_Joe @ Youtube (@Slooppy_Joe) March 18, 2019
iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week
Want to race like Rowdy? Of course you do. Brantley Roden created a pixel-perfect rendition of Kyle Busch’s Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry that cruised to Busch’s 200th NASCAR victory Sunday at Auto Club Speedway.
Video of the Week
Chip Ganassi Racing shared a video detailing the No. 1 Heat Pro League draft pick Greg Matarazzo’s day at ISM Raceway.
"Watch out, 'cause @skrrtbusch is coming with the smoke" 💨
— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) March 18, 2019