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.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 3, 2020
OMG WE ARE CHAMPIONS!!! So overwhelmed with emotion still. Worked so hard this year with my @WBeSports_ team to get to this opportunity and we never quit after being on the outside looking in. Was some of the best restarts I have had in my sim-racing career late tonight!
— Nick Ottinger (@NickOttinger) November 3, 2020
Congrats, Nick. Don’t spend that $100,000 all in one place. Or do. It’s your money and you’ve earned it.
"You deserve that, Nicky. Way to go!"
Listen in to the radio communication from @NickOttinger's final lap in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series as he wins $100,000 and the Championship. Who's cutting onions? 🥲🏆 pic.twitter.com/qKOVeYFyav
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) November 4, 2020
I should be landing in Phoenix getting ready to help our @NASCAR champion @NickOttinger celebrate his @iRacing championship at @phoenixraceway. Hopefully we can all get on the same page soon and wear masks so maybe we get to celebrate our 2021 champion there next year….
— Steve Myers (@iRacingMyers) November 6, 2020
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.
NEW EPISODE 🔴
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) November 6, 2020
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.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 2, 2020
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.
This winter we're bringing the HEAT!
$47,000 in prize pool is waiting for YOU!
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) November 9, 2020
Registration for the Winter Heat Series is live now.
Fighting over iRacing?
This is it. Relationship goals, right here.
I swear my boy friend and I only fight over @iRacing 😆
— Natalie Decker (@NatalieRacing) October 27, 2020
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.
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.
Here's the final restart to get into the top 20. Still shaking rn pic.twitter.com/F1SAr9H0zg
— Casey Kirwan (@CaseyKirwan23) November 3, 2020