Wide World of Esports: Stewart-Haas joins iRacing, Dale Jr.’s landscaping crew, and the ultimate pit fake


Stewart-Haas eSports Joins iRacing

Reigning eNASCAR Heat Pro League champions Stewart-Haas eSports will join the eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series in 2020, the team announced Monday.

While the driver lineup is yet to be determined, consider that the team hasn’t lost an eNASCAR title yet. (OK, I know, it’s only been one season, but it’s still a perfect record.)

Dale Jr., Landscaper Extraordinaire

North Wilkesboro Speedway, the long-abandoned race track that last hosted NASCAR in the mid 1990s, might just live on in the virtual world thanks to iRacing, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and his landscaping crew.

The track surface was cleared of growth so iRacing’s crew could laser scan the track surface, ensuring every bump and elevation change is captured in the sim.

Read more on NASCAR.com

Dale Jr., Friend to All

Speaking of Dale Jr., don’t forget to look for his friend request on iRacing. Are you listening, Matt Tifft and Blake Koch?

eNASCAR Champs Test at Myrtle Beach

The 2019 class of eNASCAR iRacing champs, Zack Novak and Max Cookson, visited Myrtle Beach Speedway to test late models – real ones. Relive their test day in a video that dropped last week.

Watch on NASCAR.com

eNASCAR Racers Compete in iRacing All-Stars Event

Saturday, eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series drivers were among the 30 racers competing in a multi-discipline all-star race series made up of iRacing stars from different racing backgrounds.

In the end, Jack Sedgwick (International division) and Mitchell deJong (North American division) were crowned champions. iRacing published a recap of the afternoon’s action.

If you’ve got four hours to spare, you can relive the whole thing.

Alfalla Wins iRacing Pro Series Race at Darlington

Ray Alfalla continued his winning ways in the iRacing Pro Series Tuesday at Darlington Raceway, clinching his spot in the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series.

Tonight, the iRacing Pro Series concludes its season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The top 20 in series points graduate to the top level of eNASCAR iRacing competition.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season 2: Coming Soon

The return of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League is coming, but you’ll have to hold your horses for more details, according to the NASCAR Heat team on Twitter.

Heat Pro League analyst @ZaneTheBearded1 spoke about the series on Cheddar Esports.

NASCAR Heat December DLC

The NASCAR Heat crew teased the new pack of December DLC – featuring more than 50 paint schemes – that’s coming to your console Friday.

iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week

With the 2020 Season 1 build, iRacing released specular maps to enhance custom paint schemes, adding finishes like chrome, matte and metallic.

Erik Le took advantage of the new features to create Greg Biffle’s one-off winning Kyle Busch Motorsports ride from Texas, featuring a matte-black base with glossy decals.

51 Kbm Iracing Paint Scheme

Video of the Week

Pit fake of the year? Pit fake of the year.