Iracing Chili Bowl 2020

Wide World of Esports: iRacing fixes real-life glitch, Endurance Dale and 24 hours solo

iRacing fixes a real-life glitch

When something didn’t seem quite right with the Chili Bowl racetrack in Tulsa, OK, track organizers consulted iRacing, who scanned the track in 2018, to figure out the problem.

It’s a fascinating story and perhaps one of the first documented times iRacing data affected a real-life track.

Endurance Dale

iRacing enthusiast Dale Earnhardt Jr. teamed up with former spotter TJ Majors to compete in an iRacing endurance race – and, yes, it’s probably the only time we’ll see Dale drive a BMW.

iRacing’s 24 Hours of Daytona is in the books

An annual tradition each January, iRacing held its own version of the famous 24-hour endurance race over the weekend, where thousands of drivers – including eNASCAR stars – came together to run over a million laps on the virtual Daytona road course.

Could Dale Jr. show up in 2021?

(OK, maybe we could see him in another unfamiliar car after all.)

Solo racing for 24 hours – for a cause

Twitch streamer 924RARChevette (Ian Plasch) raced the entire iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona on his own. Yeah, no driver swaps for 24 hours, in the name of Extra Life, supporting Children’s Miracle Network to the tune of $4,371.

Plasch’s teammate MrAeroHD (Keenan Kusan) also raced solo for the duration of the race – 777 laps’ worth – contributing to the donation.

This was the sixth year Plasch has raced solo for a cause, completing 823 laps this time around.

You go, guys! But not too quickly. Ease back into it after driving for an entire day.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League qualifier testing

NASCAR Heat dropped some news about the second season of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League on Twitter.

Dugger’s diggin'

You could say in terms of the iRacing Street Stock Series points, Tim Dugger is … Gettin’ There.

Ryan Preece’s new rig

It looks like JTG Daugherty Racing’s Ryan Preece is spending his NASCAR Cup Series off-season turning laps in style. How wide is that monitor?!

Just another Saturday night

What do you do with your Saturday nights? Go out with some friends? A quiet evening at home? How about racing with Dale Earnhardt Jr.?

It’s pretty likely Junior was faster than No. 88 NASCAR Cup Series spotter Kevin Hamlin, at least. Yeah, we went there.

eNASCAR stars on SiriusXM

Josh Parker, the first driver to win in both the eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, shared his story about how sim racing provided him with real-racing opportunities on the radio.

Michael Conti of JR Motorsports also repped sim racing in an interview on SiriusXM with Dave Moody. Well done, gentlemen.

Brawlin’ with Byron

The story of William Byron’s sim-to-Cup career path is well-documented, but Byron – the NASCAR Cup Series driver and also eNASCAR team owner – is known to still hop on iRacing from time to time. Considering, here, he’s battling with eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series driver Logan Clampitt, Byron’s still got it.

Indy road course prep

Following the recently-announced news the NASCAR Xfinity Series will race the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the first time ever in 2020, racers quickly turned to iRacing to start learning the track – six months in advance.

eNASCAR iRacing Series silly season

Several eNASCAR iRacing World Championship Series drivers announced their 2020 driver lineups.

Paint Scheme of the Week

James Gutta painted Greg Biffle’s 2006 NASCAR Cup Series ride for iRacing if you’re into throwbacks (and 200-mph American flags).

Biffle Iracing Paint Scheme Replica

Video of the Week

I know, I know. We share a lot of crash avoidance videos. But this one, shared to iRacing from racer Matias Piris, might just take the cake for the best we’ve ever seen at Talladega.