Iracing New Build

Wide World of Esports: Season 4 iRacing build, testing track layouts, and the history of NASCAR games

Testing track layouts in iRacing

What’s the best way to test out a new possible track configuration rather than physically building a track (which sounds expensive and tiresome)? Turns out it’s iRacing. Jordan Bianchi of The Athletic shared how iRacing’s track-building tools helped NASCAR dream up new track layout possibilities for Auto Club Speedway.

It’s not the first time iRacing stepped in to help out in the real world of racing.

Now, iRacing, all that’s left is to release the track concept. What do you say?

Good enough for now.

iRacing Season 4 build released

Wednesday marked the release of iRacing’s latest quarterly build, featuring all sorts of new content and updates. From an oval-racing perspective, the biggest release was the long-awaited Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, though updates like driver customization and ambient environment sounds continue to add to the sim’s realism.

Why no Newman?

Ryan Newman spoke about why he didn’t participate in this year’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. Turns out that while he’s a self-admitted sim-racing lover, he wanted his return to racing to come in the real race car. We get it!

Coca-Cola iRacing Series: Leahy wins at Darlington

Keegan Leahy’s back in eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Victory Lane for the third time in 2020 after winning Tuesday night at Darlington Raceway.

Leahy dominated the event, holding off hard-charging pole-sitter Michael Conti. Leahy’s No. 32 Denny Hamlin Racing Toyota was painted much like Ricky Craven’s famous Darlington-winning NASCAR Cup Series car from 2003 – the magic is real.

Just two races remain in the regular season. Las Vegas Motor Speedway awaits the world’s fastest sim racers next Tuesday.

Before there was iRacing…

For National Video Game Day September 12, KeepIt35 shared a video outlining the complete history of NASCAR-themed games and sims before iRacing. It’s a fun trip down memory lane.

iRacing paint scheme of the week

Sure, NASCAR has moved on from throwback weekend at Darlington Raceway, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still appreciate a good retro paint scheme.

Brantley Roden painted Brandon Jones’ race-winning NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota Supra for iRacing in all its glory.

Brandon Jones Replica

Video of the week

Turns out Dale Jr. can drive a crab-walking car just about as fast as an undamaged car.