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Wide World of Esports: Mullis gets a flag, Allmendinger gets ambitious, William Byron’s throwback

Alfredo Compares Sims to Real Life

Gander Outdoors Truck Series racer Anthony Alfredo created a video comparing his experience in a real race car with that on iRacing. Or, maybe it’s just an excuse to show off his sweet sim racing rig. Either way, we’re jealous.

Mullis Gets a Victory Flag

When Jimmy Mullis took the checkered flag for his first win of 2019 in the PEAK iRacing Series July 23 at Pocono Raceway, team sponsor Sunoco sent the North Carolina driver his very own checkered flag, similar to those awarded to the winners in national NASCAR series races.

He’ll look to repeat his victory with some new colors on his Richmond Raceway Esports car at Pocono Raceway.

Well, what happened was…

AJ Allmendinger showed how not to enter Turn 1 at Watkins Glen on the NASCAR on NBC iRacing simulator, while cohort Parker Kligerman taunted the road-course expert’s skills — perhaps revenge from ’Dinger’s scathing criticism of Kligerman’s driving in the recent eNASCAR iRacing All-Star event on NBCSN.

His effort in the real Xfinity Series car Saturday was slightly more impressive.

Tonight: PEAK iRacing Series at Michigan

The eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series heads to Michigan International Speedway tonight with the playoffs looming. Nine drivers are in contention for the eight-driver playoff field — three-time 2019 race winner Zack Novak is the odd man out by a single point with just Michigan and Bristol remaining in the regular season.

Last year, Ryan Luza won from the pole in his first Michigan start.

Catch the show from the Irish Hills (well, the virtual Irish Hills) on eNASCAR.com tonight (Aug. 6) at 9 ET.

Power Rankings on eNASCAR.com

Heat Pro League Heads to Michigan

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League’s inaugural tour marches on with just two races remaining in the regular season. This time, it’s Michigan International Speedway’s turn to host the fastest gamers around.

Catch the action live Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET, eNASCAR.com).

eNASCAR IGNITE Series Playoffs Begin Thursday

With the regular season in the books for the eNASCAR IGNITE Series, the top 50 drivers will now compete for a $10,000 racing scholarship and real-world test in a NASCAR Pinty’s Series car and US Legend Car vehicle — a life-changing opportunity for a teenager competing in the series.

This year, the playoffs will take place using a car different from that used in the qualifying rounds — the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour-style vehicle. The opening round of the playoffs takes place Thursday, Aug. 8, at Richmond Raceway.

Paint Scheme of the Week

Scott Pierchorowicz painted noted iRacer William Byron’s Darlington throwback paint scheme inspired by Days of Thunder, and the virtual version looks just as good as the real thing.

William Byron Daysofthunder Throwback

Video of the Week

During a Michigan practice race, JR Motorsports eNASCAR Heat Pro League racer JRM Dohar88 pushed an out-of-fuel TheJMacAttack34 back to the win, or so it started to appear.

Talk about a betrayal!