It’s time to see what the stars of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series can do on an intermediate track. Homestead-Miami Speedway hosts the second race of the 2021 season for 40 of the world’s best sim racers.
Race 2 of 18
Previous Homestead winners
Only former series champs Ryan Luza and Ray Alfalla have claimed multiple checkered flags in Miami.
2020-2: Chris Shearburn
2020-1: Ryan Luza
2019: Zack Novak
2018: Ray Alfalla
2017: Ryan Luza
2016: PJ Stergios
2015: Ray Alfalla
2014: Kenny Humpe
2013: Peter Bennett
2012: Kevin King
2011: John Gorlinsky
Last year: Luza’s winless drought ends in Miami
After nearly a year removed from Victory Lane, Ryan Luza kicked off a three-in-a-row winning streak, starting with Homestead.
Absolutely stellar @WilliamsEsports Mustang tonight, awesome to put them in victory lane! ?
— Ryan Luza (@RyanLuza) March 18, 2020
Last race: Conti wins a caution-free Daytona season opener
Michael Conti started off the 2021 season in style, escaping a last-lap crash to pick up his 11th career victory.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 9, 2021
We are #eNASCAR @DAYTONA Champions! @Adam_Benefiel83 – you are the man! @MGuest33, awesome push! Thanks to @DaleJr, @chadwheeler88, and everyone @JRMotorsports for their tremendous support during the off-season.
This is just the beginning. Unreal! pic.twitter.com/4TOfNmhlx3
— MikeConti5 (@MikeConti5) February 9, 2021
Points picture after one race
1) Michael Conti, 40 points (1 win)
2) Michael Guest, -5
3) Jake Matheson -6
4) Corey Vincent -7
5) Isaac Gann -8
6) Bobby Zalenski -9
7) Casey Kirwan -10
8) Vicente Salas -11
9) Chris Shearburn -12
10) Brad Davies -13
11) Mitchell deJong -14
12) Femi Olat -15
Ten drivers will compete in the playoffs and fight for a championship beginning in August.
What to expect
With Daytona in the rearview mirror, it’s time to set true expectations for the 2021 season. Homestead kicks off a four-race tour of intermediate tracks — the type of high-speed, aerodynamically sensitive tracks that make up more than half the schedule.
Of course, we expect the usual suspects to make some noise — the Ryan Luza, Keegan Leahy and Nick Ottinger types — but 11 rookies are ready to shake up the party, too. iRacing Pro Series champ Isaac Gann closed out his championship season over the winter with a win at Homestead, so he’s one of the drivers we’re watching in this week’s Power Rankings.
How to watch
Round 2 of the season airs live at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 23.