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Wide World of Esports: Heat World Challenge Finals, New JRM Sponsor, and Wishing Bowman Luck

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.

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.

D4C Rowdy won the first-ever World Challenge on Xbox. On PS4, Scoutbonk18 took the victory.

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.

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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.

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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.

Conti’s already enjoying success with the FilterTime colors.

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.

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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.

The good-luck wish from Morris must have worked — Bowman worked his way through the field to finish second at the Monster Mile.