iRacing on the Biffle boat
Honestly, how could you go on a boat and not compete in a little bit of iRacing?
— Greg Biffle (@gbiffle) May 15, 2020
We’re hoping this means we see another real-world Greg Biffle cameo this year.
Malik Ray, kart racer?
Joe Gibbs Racing eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Malik Ray is certainly a wheelman in iRacing, and this week he took his talents to a real track, trying his hand at karting – after catching the eye of a team owner on iRacing.
iRacing opens so many doors for opportunities!! @ClintMills77 saw me on iRacing. Saw my pace in several of his hosted events. Saw me in the eNCiS. He decided to give me a try in one of his owns karts. You guys know I have no experience in racing so my excitement level is x10 ? pic.twitter.com/N9Qozri46I
— Malik (@MalikRayTTV) May 16, 2020
He did excellent for his first time.. wasn?t scared at all..
— Clint Mills (@ClintMills77) May 17, 2020
It sounds like things went quite well considering he’s taking the wheel again next weekend.
— Clint Mills (@ClintMills77) May 17, 2020
Getting those Darlington stripes out of the way
JD Motorsports drivers looked to get ahead of the track "Too Tough to Tame" this week, practicing Darlington Raceway on iRacing ahead of Tuesday night’s Xfinity Series race.
Better to get a virtual "Darlington stripe" than a real-world one, right?
Sweet picture of me getting that @TooToughToTame (Darlington stripe) out the way on @iRacing so no need for it in tomorrow?s @NASCAR_Xfinity race. #Kidsfirstcommunity https://t.co/kH56bMKytL https://t.co/py7tuxVWge
— Jeffrey Earnhardt (@JEarnhardt1) May 19, 2020
Eddie Kerner wins the Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge
By one thousandth of a second, Eddie Kerner won $10,000 Friday night.
The Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge put iRacing’s fastest drivers to quite a difficult test: set the single fastest qualifying lap in the iRacing NASCAR Cup Series car around Darlington Raceway.
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) May 16, 2020
Over 200 drivers (including the embarrassingly slow author of this fine blog) attempted to make the show, with 40 drivers advancing to Friday’s final. Eddie Kerner, who qualified late in the event, edged out Donovan Strauss by one thousandth of a second to take home top honors. The hot-lappers even beat a handful of eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers, including Santiago Tirres, Malik Ray, Keegan Leahy and Casey Kirwan, who logged top-10 times.
Some more iRacing teases
We’re enjoying what these loose-lipped iRacing staffers have been sharing over this week.
Clearly, this post means we’re finally getting the New Mustache Model, right?
— Alex Horn (@iRacingAlex) May 17, 2020
And, good news for Dale Jr. – it looks like Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is coming along nicely.
— Greg Hill (@greghi11) May 14, 2020
Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Keister scores first win at Charlotte
Roush Fenway Racing rookie Kollin Keister showed the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series field how it’s done Tuesday in the Coca-Cola 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, becoming the 12th different winner in 12 Charlotte races.
Finally! Worked for years to reach this level and to finally not only compete but win at this level is truly amazing. I cannot thank my guys at Deadzone enough. Dustin Lengert and Huston Hamer put together a great setup! Also, thank you to @roushfenway for the continued support! pic.twitter.com/gVwpInPDEm
— Kollin Keister (@KollinKeister) May 13, 2020
Keister may have made only his sixth series start Tuesday, but he looked like a veteran on track, pulling away from series juggernaut Ryan Luza in the run to the checkered flag.
— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) May 13, 2020
The series heads next to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday, May 26.
Heat Pro League: Leavine Family Gaming, Wood Brothers win at the Magic Mile
New Hampshire Motor Speedway rounded out the first segment of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Wednesday. Josh Harbin of Leavine Family Gaming took home the win on PlayStation 4, while Slade Gravitt scored on Xbox.
Maxwell Castro of Ganassi Gaming and Justin Brooks of the JTG Daugherty Throttlers won their respective segments, meaning they’ll compete in their championship event in July.
In the end only eight points made the difference, and that's on both platforms!
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) May 16, 2020
Segment 2 takes place Thursday at Mid-Ohio in Gander Trucks.
This week we're kicking off Segment 2 of the #eNASCARHeat 2020 season.
Tune in at 8pm EDT on THURSDAY to catch all the action!
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) May 18, 2020
iRacing paint scheme of the week
Sure, this week we’re technically not featuring a paint scheme for the iRacing sim; rather, we’ve got our eyes on an actual iRacing paint scheme – that of Anthony Alfredo, which takes to the track in the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway.
Let’s hope for Alfredo’s sake the right side of the real car looks as clean as it does in the screenshot by the end of the night.
From Sim to Reality… see you all at Darlington Raceway on Tuesday night ? pic.twitter.com/khxkzem17S
— Anthony Alfredo (@anthonyalfredo) May 15, 2020
Video of the week
Somebody forgot to ask Bob Pockrass if North Wilkesboro has lights.
"You think darkness is your ally…"
The person who set up the staff race, still unnamed, also decided not to count caution laps. so this may never end. pic.twitter.com/Brj6i9IiOX
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) May 15, 2020