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Wide World of Esports: Dale Jr. joins iRacing team, Ottinger wins $100k, and Kirwan’s impossible drive

Ottinger wins $100k Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship

Nick Ottinger won Monday’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway — not to mention the $100,000 winner’s prize — in a triple-overtime restart where his new tires helped best Bobby Zalenski, Michael Conti, and Ryan Luza.

Congrats, Nick. Don’t spend that $100,000 all in one place. Or do. It’s your money and you’ve earned it.

The champ stopped by the Kyle Long Show to talk about what winning meant to him.

Ottinger also joined team owner William Byron on the iRacing Downshift podcast. It’s like he’s doing the whole darn champion’s media tour.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins iRacing as Executive Director

Longtime sim racer and 2021 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Earnhardt Jr. is joining iRacing’s leadership team as Executive Director. Dale will spend his time working on marketing, strategy, esports, and more.

Now, we wait for the return of Water Cooler Dale.

Winter Heat Series launches

NASCAR season’s over for a few months, but that doesn’t mean there’s no racing over the winter.

The NASCAR Heat team announced a four-event, $47,000-prize-pool series that’ll fill the void over the cold winter months. Competitors will get the opportunity to race against 10 eNASCAR Heat Pro League teams.

Registration for the Winter Heat Series is live now.

Fighting over iRacing?

This is it. Relationship goals, right here.

iRacing paint scheme of the week

Want to race like a champion? Alexander L Russell painted Chase Elliott’s championship-winning race car for iRacing, including the neon yellow numbers designed to honor Jimmie Johnson in his final full-time NASCAR Cup Series start.

Chase Elliott Iracing Paint Wwoe Nov 2020

Video of the week

Facing relegation, Casey Kirwan needed a good finish in the Coca-Cola iRacing Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway last week.

And, well, he managed to do just that — he’ll race in the 2021 Coca-Cola iRacing Series — thanks to this insane triple-overtime restart. This is a must-watch.