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Wide World of eSports: Hot-lap competitions, riding around Richmond and eNASCAR playoffs continue

iRacers’ Hot Lap at Richmond Raceway

When there’s a SimSeats display, there’s a hot-lap competition, attracting fans, iRacers and everyday drivers.

In the end, Garrett Manes beats ’em all.

William Byron talks iRacing on Reddit AMA

Everybody’s favorite sim-racer-turned-Cup-Series-driver William Byron stopped by the NASCAR headquarters for a Reddit AMA and, as one might expect, answered questions about iRacing.

Riding around Richmond

Jimmy Mullis and Malik Ray of Richmond Raceway eSports visited their team’s home track and got an experience of a lifetime: a ride around the track with Ken Schrader and Justin Allgaier.

Tuesday night: PEAK iRacing Series at Charlotte Roval

Tuesday night marks the last shot for an eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series driver to make it to the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway — and it’s happening at the Charlotte Roval, a course new to the series.

The top four continue to the championship race. Below is a look at the points heading into the Roval:

1. Keegan Leahy (2,084 points)
2. Zack Novak -11
3. Blake Reynolds -26
4. Garrett Lowe -26
5. Ryan Luza -39 (-13 from fourth)
6. Michael Conti -43 (-17)
7. Jimmy Mullis -51 (-25)
8. Bobby Zalenski -54 (-28)

Take a lap around the Roval on iRacing

Power Rankings on eNASCAR.com

PEAK iRacing Series drivers react to Roval update

Competitors are eager to get the first-ever trip to the Charlotte Roval underway, especially considering what’s at stake for playoff drivers.

Wednesday: Heat Pro League at Kansas

The remaining eight playoff-eligible teams will look to avoid elimination Wednesday when the eNASCAR Heat Pro League visits Kansas Speedway for the second round of playoffs.

Just three races remain until the champion is crowned at ISM Raceway next month.

Catch the race stream on eNASCAR.com Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET.

iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week

After the announcement Jack Daniel’s will reunite with Richard Childress Racing at the Charlotte Roval, Doug DeNise painted a replica of Austin Dillon’s shiny-black ride for iRacing.

Austin Dillon Jack Daniels Paint

iRacing Video of the Week

One of the in-game challenges in the new NASCAR Heat 4 drops you in last place at Daytona International Speedway with a single lap to win the race as crashes unfold in front of you. Show us how it’s done, xXNobes55Xx — although, upon review, that yellow-line pass might not stand.