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.
NEWS: @StewartHaasRcng has rebranded & bolstered its online sports presence with newly named Stewart-Haas #eSports set to compete in the eNASCAR @iRacing World Championship Series beginning with the 2020 season. https://t.co/iUQ5WNDIRy
— Stewart-Haas eSports (@SHR_eSports) December 16, 2019
NEWS: SHR has rebranded & bolstered its online sports presence with newly named Stewart-Haas #eSports set to compete in the eNASCAR @iRacing World Championship Series beginning with the 2020 season. https://t.co/jgVBUGKoLt
— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) December 16, 2019
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.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 9, 2019
Having spent the day walking this track I am excited to get this in @iRacing. The elevation change from each end of the track is so unique. I have to thank @MarcusSMI and all the guys from @BMSupdates and @CLTMotorSpdwy for all the heavy lifting they did on this. It was a big job
— Steve Myers (@iRacingMyers) December 9, 2019
I?m hoping we can model a sweeper hidden in the infield… https://t.co/oeeHQaJOka
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 9, 2019
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?
— Matt Tifft (@matt_tifft) December 12, 2019
Friend request sent
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 14, 2019
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.
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.
— Bobby Zalenski (@bobbyzalenski) December 14, 2019
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.
Well…we ran top 5 most of the race, then one thing led to another and we won! @realVRS and @TeamSlipAngle back in victory lane. We are now clinched into the 2020 eNASCAR Series! pic.twitter.com/rpziwT0uVe
— Ray Alfalla (@rayalfalla) December 11, 2019
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.
Racers, we are just as excited as you are for eNHPL season 2! To ensure you the best experience this season, we will be ironing out some additional details before making an official announcement. We can?t wait to share our awesome plans for season 2! #eNASCARHeat pic.twitter.com/UT79ou1vqu
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) December 12, 2019
Heat Pro League analyst @ZaneTheBearded1 spoke about the series on Cheddar Esports.
— Cheddar Esports (@CheddarEsports) December 5, 2019
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.
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) December 16, 2019
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.
OoOoOh SHINY! ?
iRacers who enjoy painting their cars now have the ability to utilize custom spec maps. This allows for textures/finishes of chrome, matte, and everything in between!
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) December 3, 2019
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.
Video of the Week
Pit fake of the year? Pit fake of the year.
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) December 13, 2019