Daniel Buttafuoco wins Heat Pro League title
After a tripleheader championship finale event Wednesday, Germain Gaming’s Daniel Buttafuoco was crowned the Season 2 eNASCAR Heat Pro League champion. It was a night of fireworks and action as the 28 Heat Pro League drivers all raced alongside each other for the first time in series history.
In the title-deciding race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the classic bump-and-run reared its head when Buttafuoco bumped race leader JTG Daugherty Throttlers standout Justin Brooks with two laps to go, moving the No. 37 car out of the way. Buttafuoco held on to win the race that handed him the title of champion – and, of course, $30,000.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 20, 2020
Brandyn Gritton of Stewart Haas eSports and Leavine Family Gaming’s Josh Harbin claimed the other two spots in the final four. Buttafuoco’s performance on championship night, combined with season-long efforts from teammate Kyle Arnold, locked up the team championship for Germain Gaming as well.
iRacing teases Nashville Fairgrounds
We can’t wait for iRacing’s newest short track. That’s why a preview video featuring the upcoming Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is such a welcome sight.
The new track will be released in the next season’s iRacing build. For now, we’ll just have to be patient. And maybe watch the teaser video over and over again.
The newest paved oval coming to iRacing, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway is the home of late model racing in Tennessee, a former part of the NASCAR Cup Series Calendar, and home to the All-American 400
Join us on track starting Season 4 of 2020! pic.twitter.com/RjBT0EKnPg
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) August 24, 2020
Double duty for Bernard Pollard
Watching NASCAR on TV and iRacing at the same time? Now, that is some smart multitasking.
— Bernard Pollard Jr (@Crushboy31) August 22, 2020
Tonight: Coca-Cola iRacing Series at Daytona
Ready to go fast?
The 40 stars of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series take to Daytona International Speedway tonight – the traditional 2.5-mile superspeedway this time.
A dramatic photo finish kicked off the 2020 season at Daytona, when Keegan Leahy edged Nick Ottinger by inches. Expect more of the same in the first-ever second Daytona race in series history.
KEEGAN LEAHY WINS AT DAYTONA!
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 12, 2020
…or, maybe it’ll be a little wild.
— Ray Alfalla (@rayalfalla) August 25, 2020
Tune in to eNASCAR.com/live tonight (Tue., Aug. 25) at 9 p.m. ET to see what happens at the World Center of Speed.
iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week
It’s throwback season! Dylan Holland re-created Jimmie Johnson circa-2006 championship tribute car that Alex Bowman will drive at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sept. 6.
Oh, and let’s give an honorable mention to Brandon Kettelle’s Coca-Cola iRacing Series throwback paint scheme that’s designed after his team owner Clint Bowyer’s old race car.
With 29 Top 10?s, 14 top 5?s, and 1 win, @ClintBowyer would go on to win the 2008 NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship. I will honor his championship season with this special paint scheme for the upcoming race at @TooToughToTame in the @eNASCARCocaCola Series! pic.twitter.com/McOWFwIO10
— Brandon Hayse Kettelle (@BrandonKettelle) August 18, 2020
Video of the Week
Well, it’s not NASCAR, but this pit stop is probably the coolest thing that’s ever happened on iRacing.
The pit box ? pic.twitter.com/6c8jq1Sa6W
— Alex Horn (@iRacingAlex) August 20, 2020
iRacing at Lime Rock. I'm for firing the driver, and hiring the pit sign guy! https://t.co/ChAZwGyfTP
— Mike Joy (@mikejoy500) August 20, 2020
…and another Video of the Week
Hey, who says we can’t feature another video?
Rajah Caruth has been climbing the ranks, going from sim racing to reality, racing in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series for Rev Racing. He gave us a side-by-side shot of Myrtle Beach Speedway on both iRacing and in the real-world race car.
The real-world graphics look awfully good, we’d say.
— Rajah Caruth (@rajahcaruth_) August 18, 2020