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Wide World of Esports: Timmy Hill’s winner sticker, Heat 5 updates, and Coca-Cola All-Star drama


Talladega practice on the sim

With condensed weekend schedules in NASCAR right now, what better way to get amped up for Talladega than with iRacing?

Saturday’s Xfinity Series race didn’t quite go as planned for Chase Briscoe, who came home 18th after leading 15 laps and winning a stage — but that’s just how Talladega goes.

Firecracker 400 qualifying continues

After two nights of preliminary qualifying, a field of hundreds was whittled down to 88 drivers in the Firecracker 400 held by racers Parker Kligerman and Landon Cassill.

Now, Wednesday night, pole qualifying will take place, locking 20 drivers into the big show.

The "big show," of course, refers to the Firecracker 400 race itself — an event featuring some of sim racing’s biggest names competing in iRacing’s new 1987 NASCAR cars at the bumpy, old version of Daytona International Speedway. The event’s purse is boasted at over $12,500, and it takes place July 1.

Timmy gets his winner sticker

When Timmy Hill took the virtual checkered flag in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race in March at Texas Motor Speedway, he was promised a winner’s sticker, similar to those found on real-world NASCAR cars that have won races.

And sure enough, Timmy received the goods. We’re just not sure how he can put it on his car in iRacing.

Heat Pro League drivers in NASCAR Heat 5

Ever wanted to race as your favorite eNASCAR Heat Pro League star? It seems you’re in luck if you pick up NASCAR Heat 5 next month.

Check out all the new features revealed in a recent NASCAR Heat team Twitch stream.

Heat Pro League on MAVTV

If you’re craving more Heat Pro League coverage this summer, you’re in luck. An eNASCAR Heat Pro League highlight show debuted on MAVTV Sunday night. Throughout June, July and August, the motorsports-focused TV network will continue to air coverage of the console league’s second season — with additional highlights and commentary.

Fireworks in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race

An intense, contact-filled run to the checkered put a new face in Victory Lane in Tuesday’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series All-Star Race.

Joe Gibbs Racing rookie Graham Bowlin found himself in the right place at the right time when leaders Logan Clampitt and Blake Reynolds tangled in the final corner of the last lap at North Wilkesboro Speedway — resulting in some post-race social media sparks between Clampitt and Reynolds.

With no points on the line, why not try something a little unusual?

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series resumes next Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the second half of the regular season.

Heat Pro League: Brooks, Giles score at Iowa

The eNASCAR Heat Pro League visited Iowa Speedway for Round 7 of the 2020 season Thursday using NASCAR Xfinity Series-style cars.

Justin Brooks of the JTG Daugherty Throttlers brought home yet another Xbox One victory, while Wood Brothers Gaming’s Cody Giles took the checkers on PS4.

Round 8 takes place Thursday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Catch the action at 8 p.m. ET on eNASCAR.com/live.

iRacing paint scheme of the week

Ryan Truex piloted this sweet throwback-esque 1987 Monte Carlo in the Firecracker 400 qualifier last week, featuring styling from his current-day race cars.

We’ll give Casey Kirwan’s Jordan throwback a nod, too.

Video of the week

So, uhh, this is slightly frowned upon, but it’s still hilarious.

Logan Clampitt was on the wrong end of a bounty joke in a 3 a.m. iRacing race.