3 billion laps on iRacing
What a milestone! The three-billionth lap was turned on iRacing last week. Let’s commemorate the achievement by counting all those laps one by one.
3 billion is an incredibly large number.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed by playing iRacing! pic.twitter.com/lKU9q0WCXI
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) June 10, 2020
One, two, three, four, five, six … OK, that’s enough of that. We aren’t counting that high.
We passed 3 BILLION laps turned on @iRacing this morning. Roughly 4,601,734,862 miles have been raced. Get your head around that!
2008 – iRacing Launched
2014 – 1 Billion
2018 – 2 Billion
2020 – 3 Billion
Thanks to all that have turned a lap!
— Steve Myers (@iRacingMyers) June 10, 2020
Hosted racing with Chase Elliott
The good news for Chase is that hosted racing doesn’t affect iRating or Safety Rating.
To you iRacers out there, the Dega truck race I just posted was a liquid courage situation that I?m hopeful doesn?t reflect my accounts iRating. Please don?t judge whatever my truck does. ??
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) June 12, 2020
Even though real-life NASCAR’s back in action, Kyle Busch is still sim racing in his downtime.
Rowdy nearly won a Monday Night Racing league race that featured NASCAR drivers, crews and media members.
Got back in the sim last night for some @MonNightRacing came up just a bit short for the ?, needed maybe one more lap. Congrats @ndegroot89 on the win. Had a blast, thanks @pkligerman @landoncassill @FordMartinTV for putting this on. pic.twitter.com/ncZgIEi0CW
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) June 16, 2020
Nick DeGroot won the race over Busch – barely.
— Nick DeGroot (@ndegroot89) June 16, 2020
Cassill and Kligerman’s Firecracker 400
NASCAR racers Landon Cassill and Parker Kligerman are teaming up to organize an iRacing event using iRacing’s 1987-style cars at the old, bumpy version of Daytona International Speedway.
For those of you wondering about the format: pic.twitter.com/ZvY7UZ1Y8t
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 9, 2020
This week, 344 drivers will work to advance to the next round of 88 – all in search of the Firecracker 400’s $10,000 prize.
Tonight: Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race
Ready for some trucking? Tonight, the stars of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series take to North Wilkesboro Speedway for the series’ All-Star Race – using NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series-style trucks, a first for the series that typically mirrors the NASCAR Cup Series.
There are no points on the line, but there is a $500 bonus at stake for the winner of the 26-driver feature event.
Catch the Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race tonight (Tue. 6/16) at 9 p.m. ET at eNASCAR.com/live.
Thursday: Heat Pro League at Iowa
Get the corn ready! The eNASCAR Heat Pro League returns Thursday at Iowa Speedway using NASCAR Xfinity Series-style cars.
This week the #eNASCARHeat Pro League is BACK!
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) June 15, 2020
With 2 drivers locked in for the final there's 13 remaining on each platform, and half way through Segment 2 every driver can still earn their ticket!
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) June 9, 2020
Catch the action Thursday 6/18 at 8 p.m. ET at eNASCAR.com/live.
iRacing paint scheme of the week
We’re having a lot of fun driving the new-to-us 1987 stock cars on iRacing. Albert Hoffman painted Dale Earnhardt’s patriotic 1996 Olympics paint scheme on iRacing’s ’87 Monte Carlo, and it earned a gold medal in our eyes.
Video of the week
Look out for those wall openings.
— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) June 15, 2020