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Wide World of Esports: iRacing drops North Wilkesboro early, Cassill’s Qualifying Challenge, and Ottinger’s mini Miles


iRacing releases North Wilkesboro Speedway

Well, that was a surprise! iRacing just released the circa-1987 version of North Wilkesboro Speedway – a month before originally promised. Time to celebrate! Or, maybe, time to run some laps on the historic short track.

If you’ve got 15 minutes to spare, the Dirty Mo Media video chronicling Dale Jr.’s process of how the track came to (virtual) life is a treat.

And, if, like me, you’re not very good at getting around the track in an expedient manner, Landon Cassill’s got you covered.

Speaking of Landon Cassill…

Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge returns

One of the original iRacing competitions, debuting in 2010, the Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge (LCQC) will make its return this week, airing Friday on eNASCAR.com. The hotlap competition puts iRacing drivers to the test of performing under pressure, just like a driver attempting to qualify into a NASCAR race on time. Open time trials Thursday will set the final 40, who will set a solo hotlap Friday with the goal of setting the fastest lap time for a $10,000 prize.

iRacing teases 1987 Cup cars

You can’t race on a 1987 North Wilkesboro without cars from 1987. On Saturday’s NASCAR on FOX race broadcast, iRacing teased some upcoming content – a vintage Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird, coming in June.

Ottinger’s Monster Mile trophy arrives

One of the perks of winning at Dover International Speedway includes taking home a Miles the Monster trophy. eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Dover winner Nick Ottinger was awarded a Miles of his own.

It’s probably the coolest sim racing trophy we’ve seen, short of the $100,000 novelty-sized check for taking home the Coca-Cola Series championship.

Coca-Cola care packages

Another benefit of competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series? Free stuff, baby!

Kyle Long on iRacing

NASCAR.com’s Terrin Waack spoke with NFL Pro Bowler Kyle Long on iRacing, from his own sim racing career, to Coca-Cola iRacing Series team ownership, to streaming on Twitch.

Read it on NASCAR.com.

More NASCAR Heat 5 details emerge

The NASCAR Heat team dropped some new information about their latest title that’s due for release in July.

Pro Invitational Series concludes with a Hamlin victory

Denny Hamlin started off the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series with a win at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and he closed the chapter with a second victory at North Wilkesboro Speedway Saturday.

Hamlin moved Ross Chastain in the closing laps to take the victory – but, as Hamlin’s known to say, that’s just short-track racin’.

And that’s a wrap for the Pro Invitational Series! The NASCAR Cup Series stars take to the real track Sunday at Darlington Raceway.

Ty Majeski wins Friday Night Thunder at Martinsville

Finally, the iRacing veteran got a Friday Night Thunder victory. In the final Friday (or sometimes Saturday) Night Thunder event before the return of live NASCAR action, Gander Trucks driver Ty Majeski earned himself a checkered flag after dominating at the virtual Martinsville Speedway.

Tonight: Coca-Cola iRacing Series at Charlotte

Round 7 of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series takes place tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It’s the season’s longest event at 300 miles – and somehow, the race has featured 11 different winners in 11 races since the series inception in 2010, including some of those we’re watching in our Power Rankings.

Heat Pro League: JTG, Germain victorious at Dover

Justin Brooks and Dan Buttafuoco brought home the checkers at the Monster Mile in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League.

Now, the league is New Hampshire-bound in the familiar NASCAR Cup Series-style cars. Catch the action Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET at eNASCAR.com/live.

iRacing paint scheme of the week

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t have the result he’d hoped for in the debut of North Wilkesboro Speedway in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series Saturday, but at least his old-school inspired ride was sharp.

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Video of the week

Malik Ray is best known for his eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series career, but his enthusiasm after winning the iRacing Indy 500 is downright epic.