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Wide World of Esports: Game updates, Dale Jr.’s new build, and eNASCAR Playoffs

NASCAR Heat 4 Debuts This Week

The long-awaited game in the NASCAR Heat series drops this week: Sept. 10 for Gold Edition pre-orders, and Sept. 13 for everybody else. The game is packed full of plenty of new features, including new handling and tire wear, as well as day-to-night transitions.

Read more on eNASCAR.com

iRacing Season 4 Build Released

The latest quarterly build for iRacing dropped last week, adding all-new NASCAR Xfinity Series cars, new tracks, a tire model upgrade and the release of a new damage model preview.

Staying Sharp

During an impromptu Twitter Q&A, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Driver Corey LaJoie answered a fan question about iRacing, indicating he’ll hop on the sim to stay sharp.

Dale Jr.’s New Build in Progress

It appears longtime sim racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a new iRacing rig in the works. When can we start the rumors he’ll make a run at returning to the eNASCAR PEAK iRacing Series?

eWRECKED: September 2019

The first edition of eWRECKED (yes, that’s really the name) — eNASCAR wreck compilation video — dropped.

Some PEAK iRacing Series drivers down on their luck this year were quick to offer their thoughts.

Tonight: PEAK iRacing Series at Indianapolis

There are just two more chances for a playoff driver to lock into the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next month on NBCSN with six figures in cash prizes at stake.

Power Rankings on eNASCAR.com

No, it won’t be in an arena. At least for now.

Catch the show from Indianapolis on eNASCAR.com (Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9 p.m. ET).

Wednesday: Heat Pro League Playoffs Begin

The inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League playoffs begin Wednesday at the virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s also the first series race using the brand-new NASCAR Heat 4.

JTG Daugherty Throttlers’ mrTRACKBAR333 rolls off from the first starting position on Xbox, while RCR eSports driver Sloppy_Joe_YT will start on the pole for the PlayStation race.

Stop by eNASCAR.com Wednesday, September 11 at 7:45 p.m. ET to watch the action heat up in the desert.

Thursday: eNASCAR IGNITE Series Championship Race

The finalists are ready to compete for the ultimate prize.

With a $10,000 racing scholarship and a real-world test day on the line, the top 30 drivers will take to Martinsville Speedway to settle it. Parker Retzlaff and Cole Cabre have been the only two winners throughout the playoffs, making the youngsters the early favorites to take the win.

Catch it all Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on eNASCAR.com.

iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week

To celebrate the release of iRacing’s Toyota Supra raced in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Steven Merzlak painted this “what-if” ride featuring Matt DiBenedetto’s Cup Series paint scheme fielded by Leavine Family Racing.

95 Supra Iracing Paint Scheme

Video of the Week

Bobby Labonte is your tour guide around the Brickyard in this NASCAR on FOX video, where the 2000 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ takes viewers for a lap using iRacing.