NASCAR Heat Winter Heat Series begins
The nice thing about gaming is there’s never any cold weather. The NASCAR Heat 5 Winter Heat series, with $47,000 in prize money on the line, kicked off Sunday at the virtual Dover International Speedway for the Movember 50, raising more than $10,000 for Movember.
Justin Brooks (JTG Daugherty Throttlers) and Maxwell Castro (Ganassi Gaming) brought home the checkered flags Sunday.
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) November 22, 2020
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) November 22, 2020
That’s how you rebound after the finale! Winner for the #Movember50 for the @NASCARHeat Winter Series! Drove the wheels off of it after not fixing damage I had that hurt the speed to keep my track position! Shoutout to @casey_kelley and @rocket5x for the help and strong runs 🤙🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZauWAtPLt1
— Justin Brooks (@j_brooks92) November 22, 2020
P1!!! Took that badfast @gearwrench Chevy to Victory Lane!!! Thank you everyone who made this possible,I Couldn't have done it without @ElijahWhosoever @luiszaiter20 @CGRgaming @nextlvlracing @fanatec @NASCARHeat @Movember @RacingNorth @Team_VRL @NJobes25! ⚙🔧#ForgeAhead pic.twitter.com/MiOE2n0gT8
— Maxwell Castro (@MaxwellCastro16) November 22, 2020
The next Winter Heat race is the Holiday 60, taking place Dec. 20.
A 94-year-old iRacer
Four-time eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champ Ray Alfalla offered some assistance to 94-year-old iRacing driver Jim Baker. Race on, Jim!
Dad and I just fixed up iRacing driver Jim Baker’s computer. He is 94 years old and still at it! pic.twitter.com/Uwxk61Fj6w
— Ray Alfalla (@rayalfalla) November 15, 2020
Luza wins a (real-world) Pro Late Model race
No real-world Pro Late Model seat time for 2017 Coca-Cola iRacing Series champ Ryan Luza in the past half decade? No problem. Luza returned to the driver’s seat and led all 50 laps at New Smyrna Speedway.
Has it been four years since you've been in a Pro Late Model, @RyanLuza.
"I think five."
He led all 50 laps in his first race back. He and the Skinners are entering the Snowflake 100 next month and they need sponsorship help if he's going to keep racing. pic.twitter.com/k8ApQU8DFZ
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverAW) November 15, 2020
P1 first time back in a Pro Late Model in 5 years! Awesome team, awesome crew, awesome car! Had a blast and a blistering fast car here tonight at @newsmyrnaspdwy! Ready for the snowflake in just a couple of weeks!
Guess we’re undefeated here 🏆 pic.twitter.com/K5WKuwiFNr
— Ryan Luza (@RyanLuza) November 15, 2020
Kyle Busch is still winning in the NASCAR offseason
Sim racer Ryan Luza won in a real-world race, while two-time NASCAR Cup Series champ Kyle Busch won an iRacing league race. So many crossovers.
“Rowdy” made it look easy at Talladega Superspeedway in the Monday Night Racing series.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) November 17, 2020
— Monday Night Racing (@MonNightRacing) November 17, 2020
William Byron, championship team owner
Hendrick Motorsports recently spoke with driver William Byron, who became a championship-winning owner when Nick Ottinger claimed the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series title and $100,000 earlier this month.
Natalie Decker races on
Natalie Decker, who has raced the past two seasons in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been spending time behind the wheel of GT4 road-racing cars on iRacing in recent weeks.
Hey all my @iRacing lovers!! I will be hosting a race at Road Atlanta on Saturday November 21st 4:00pm EST!! The car we will be racing is the GT4 (Porsche and/or BMW) I’m hosting this race because sadly I will not be their in person to race with @GoTransAm pic.twitter.com/5i6UgxnmlX
— Natalie Decker (@NatalieRacing) November 20, 2020
— Natalie Decker (@NatalieRacing) November 21, 2020
iRacing Pro Series: Malik Ray wins at Daytona
A rough rookie season in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series relegated Malik Ray to the iRacing Pro Series over the winter, but that didn’t stop him from showing he has what it takes to be successful.
Ray, known as one of the best superspeedway racers on iRacing, won the Pro Series season opener Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway, bringing him one step closer to returning for a second season at the top level.
WE FREAKING DID IT GUYS THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT ON PUT SOME RESPECT ON MY NAME‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ S/O TO @rowdyenergy‼️‼️‼️‼️I told you guys if i was not wrecked where would I end up, and YALL SEE THE SCREENSHOT!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/FwfdhZcst7
— M F R (@MalikRayTTV) November 18, 2020
The iRacing Pro Series makes its second stop of the six-race season Tuesday at Auto Club Speedway.
iRacing paint scheme of the week
The NASCAR offseason means it’s time to have a little bit of fun — so why not in a street stock? Jack Britt reinterpreted Chase Elliott’s championship-winning Cup Series ride onto everybody’s iRacing rookie favorite.
Video of the week
How about this save by racer Presley Sorah?
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) November 18, 2020