Keeping the Rust Off
The Three Cs — Christopher, Corey, and Chase — spent a little bit of time on the sim this past week in preparation of their respective races.
Hopping on to do a little @iRacing tonight! Maybe run some sprint cars so I’m not rusty for this weekend 🤔
— Christopher Bell (@CBellRacing) April 14, 2019
I use @iRacing about every week to knock the rust off
— Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) April 12, 2019
— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe5) April 10, 2019
Although, Kaz Grala, on the other hand, may have struggled just a bit.
— Hannah Newhouse (@HannahNewhouse) April 12, 2019
Perks of Racing for Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway Esports drivers Malik Ray and Jimmy Mullis (as well as Roush Fenway Racing’s Zack Novak) hung out at their team’s namesake’s track during the NASCAR race weekend. It certainly seemed like an eventful weekend and an unforgettable experience.
Thanks to @RichmondRaceway and @SimSeats for the experience this weekend!! It was great experiencing everything this weekend. From the sim rigs at Sim-Seats to the great race at Richmond Raceway. Appreciate you guys being able to get all of us together for this. Means a lot! pic.twitter.com/qpLH6tOjfo
— Malik (@MalikRay90) April 14, 2019
Woke up this morning realizing it’s all over, what an awesome weekend! Huge thanks to everyone @RichmondRaceway for making all of this possible and taking care of us. Thanks to Zach from @SimSeats for showing us his shop and taking us around the track.
Excited for the fall! pic.twitter.com/wxtuJHEVNt
— Jimmy Mullis (@jmullisracing) April 14, 2019
Test day @SimSeats!!@MalikRay90 @jmullisracing and @znovak15 show us how it’s done on @iRacing in the Sim Seats display office. @roushfenway thanks for letting us borrow your driver 😉@RReSports pic.twitter.com/XYJII2ZN8u
— Sim Seats (@SimSeats) April 15, 2019
— Richmond Raceway eSports (@RReSports) April 13, 2019
All smiles over race weekend 😁
— Richmond Raceway eSports (@RReSports) April 15, 2019
Luza Wins PEAK iRacing Series at Richmond
FlipSid3 Tactics driver Ryan Luza scored his second consecutive victory and third of 2019’s five races at Richmond Raceway Tuesday in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) April 10, 2019
Blake Reynolds, driving for Team Dillon Esports, finished second — his career-best finish since joining the series in 2017.
G2 Esports’ Keegan Leahy faded to third place in the closing laps after leading 60 circuits, but continues his impressive streak of five consecutive top-five finishes to start the season.
With 10 cautions, the race offered no shortage of action — on and off the track.
Best part for me was
Conti: did he clear himself?
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 10, 2019
Hey @roushfenway, think you may have loaded the wrong sim, were you looking for this one?
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) April 10, 2019
DAMN, that sucked. P20 for the @woodbrothers21 Ford in the eNASCAR PEAK Series @RichmondRaceway. Put ourselves in position to win, but got radiator damage and spent rest of the race nursing the engine. Extremely frustrating. @TalladegaSuperS in a couple weeks. #ReachThePEAK pic.twitter.com/YoQPRyEgr9
— Ray Alfalla (@rayalfalla) April 10, 2019
NASCAR analyst and PEAK iRacing Series team owner Steve Letarte made an appearance during Tuesday night’s race broadcast, too.
— Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte) April 10, 2019
NASCAR Heat World Challenge World Finals Set
The final week of the NASCAR Heat World Challenge qualifiers has concluded, meaning the 20 World Finals drivers will be finalized soon.
For the past four weeks, NASCAR Heat 3 racers have competed to set fast laps in four different race vehicles and tracks, working to earn their place in the May 5 World Finals event and earn some sweet prizes.
Paint Scheme of the Week
Sure, it’s a little early for throwback season, but Corey H.’s 1991 Terry Labonte Sunoco Chevrolet updated to modern times for iRacing looks too sharp to ignore.
Speaking of paint schemes, last week we highlighted the presence of Leavine Family Racing’s eNASCAR Heat Pro League drivers on the quarter panels of Matt DiBenedetto’s Toyota at Bristol Motor Speedway — here’s what DiBurrito had to say:
"Heck their names on my car were a whole lot bigger than mine…" 😂 https://t.co/Hzr4A4BRqG
— 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704NASCARHeat) April 10, 2019
Esports Stands for…
This week, we’ll leave you with a bit of knowledge … sort of.
Also a little known fact, the ‘e’ in ‘esports’ stands for ‘esports’
— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) April 14, 2019