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?
— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe5) June 19, 2020
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.
Tough day today, had some solid speed just got caught up in some other people mishap and put us behind the rest of the day with damage. https://t.co/epdgEcuR6M
— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe5) June 21, 2020
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.
Our 88 driver entry list for the Firecracker 400 INFRA Pole Day is set.
Broadcast is set for 8:00pm ET Wednesday June 24th.
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 21, 2020
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.
Don?t worry @TimmyHillRacer @WilliamByron @AlexBowman88 (and Dogs) I have all your winner stickers, just need to find envelopes and actually leave to go to mail. To be delivered soon! #ProInvitationalSeries pic.twitter.com/YYKFwnQ9vc
— Brandon Igdalsky (@bigdalsky) April 26, 2020
And sure enough, Timmy received the goods. We’re just not sure how he can put it on his car in iRacing.
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) June 20, 2020
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.
— Slade Gravitt (@Slade_G84) June 22, 2020
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.
— MAVTV (@MAVTV) June 18, 2020
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.
A story in four parts. pic.twitter.com/fOBo0gjCbk
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 17, 2020
With no points on the line, why not try something a little unusual?
— Graham A. Bowlin (@BowlinGraham) June 17, 2020
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.
Justin Brooks adds another $2K to the bank with win No. 4 on the season. ?
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 19, 2020
.@WoodBrosGaming is back on top!
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 19, 2020
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.
— Ryan Truex (@Ryan_Truex) June 19, 2020
We’ll give Casey Kirwan’s Jordan throwback a nod, too.
— Casey Kirwan (@CaseyKirwan23) June 19, 2020
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.
So I decided to come home after work and run some races including a 3AM race. Out of my 7 years on @iRacing, many people have put a joke "bounty" on me to wreck me. No one has taken that joke seriously up until last night??. Thankfully, I was on my alt. Enjoy… pic.twitter.com/bDg7LuuIbV
— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) June 21, 2020