LaJoie’s Warmup Process
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie shared his race-week ritual to knock the rust off — and it involves iRacing.
I haven’t played video games in a long time. I get on @iracing every week to knock the rust off for the upcoming race though.
— Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) May 5, 2019
After 11 races with new team Go Fas Racing in 2019, LaJoie has improved his average finish by five positions over last season — it seems something’s working.
Heat World Challenge Finals
After a month-long qualifying process, the NASCAR Heat World Challenge Finals took place May 5.
The shootout featured 20 of the fastest drivers from two consoles racing head-to-head in NASCAR Xfinity Series-style cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway — making the event an all-star race of sorts.
It all goes down this weekend @CLTMotorSpdwy. The NASCAR Heat World Challenge finalists will put everything on the line to be named the NASCAR Heat World Challenge Champion! they'll also take home some shiny prizes.
— 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704NASCARHeat) May 4, 2019
D4C Rowdy won the first-ever World Challenge on Xbox. On PS4, Scoutbonk18 took the victory.
— Scout (@Scoutbonk18) May 6, 2019
The World Challenge II, featuring dirt racing, is currently underway. Week 3 of the four-week challenge, racing Xtreme Dirt Tour (dirt late model-style) cars at the game’s unique dirt road course Jefferson Raceway, takes place from May 6 through May 12.
Tonight: PEAK iRacing Series @ Kansas
With Talladega in the books, it’s time for the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series drivers to head back to a 1.5-mile track for Round 7 of the 2019 season at Kansas Speedway.
Keegan Leahy is the defending race winner, but new aero-package rules make tonight’s event a new beast.
If you can't sleep tonight: Try @iRacing Nascar instead of #ASMR with @JarlTeien and Keegan Leahy taking it around the Kansas Speedway for the 7th out of 14 rounds – halftime. Can Keegan – currently 2nd in the standings – snatch the top spot from @RyanLuza ? pic.twitter.com/ioaaG0Y6qj
— G2 Esports Sim Racing (@G2simracing) May 7, 2019
Catch tonight’s action from the virtual Kansas Speedway on eNASCAR.com (9 p.m. ET).
FilterTime Joins JR Motorsports
JR Motorsports announced Thursday that FilterTime, an air filter subscription upstart managed by partners and former NASCAR drivers Blake Koch and Dale Earnhardt Jr., will sponsor Michael Conti’s No. 8 Chevrolet in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series.
Excited to share that I'll be representing @DaleJr, @BlakeKochRacing, and everyone at @FilterTime! Show your support for companies who support #Esports by signing up for FilterTime today! Everyone needs clean air, on and off the track! https://t.co/OS2iqyZQ1l #ContiTime pic.twitter.com/kpvUIMbjbj
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) May 2, 2019
How cool is this!!!!!!! @FilterTime sponsoring @JRMotorsports #eSports @iRacing car with @MikeConti5 behind the wheel! This is a big deal for #FilterTime and a proud moment. Just the beginning 😁🏁https://t.co/0jdo2PUUAf pic.twitter.com/gl2siJPOjh
— Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) May 2, 2019
Conti’s already enjoying success with the FilterTime colors.
First win for the @FilterTime @JRMotorsports #8 car tonight in the @NASCAR @iRacing Class A race! This race serves as a great warm-up for the @peakauto races, so we have high hopes going into tomorrow night! #TeamFilterTime #ContiTime
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) May 7, 2019
Paint Scheme of the Week
Speaking of Michael Conti’s new FilterTime ride, he shared the creation, designed by JRM’s Jordan Erickson, so you can race like Conti on iRacing.
Video of the Week
Hendrick Motorsports GC’s Sam Morris, aka Mordog5, wished teammate Alex Bowman luck in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this week at Dover in the form of a NASCAR Heat replay video that … wasn’t ideal.
— Sam Morris (@Mordog5) May 6, 2019
The good-luck wish from Morris must have worked — Bowman worked his way through the field to finish second at the Monster Mile.