As part of the Coca-Cola 600 Memorial Day weekend, NASCAR teamed up with brands within the esports industry to deliver a one-of-a-kind gift to the military service family — and a unique opportunity for fans visiting Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sim Seats is building four one-of-a-kind racing simulators with donated top-of-the-line hardware from NASCAR partners and gifting them to two military bases, with financial support from NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola and eNASCAR. The simulators will be donated to the USO, which has designated bases to house the simulators, which will provide military service people and their families a unique way to experience the thrill of NASCAR and iRacing.
Each simulator will include iRacing trade show accounts, which include unlocked access to all content — tracks and cars — on the service. Logitech donated four sets of racing wheels and pedals, which will be installed on four custom chassis kits provided by Playseat. It’s all brought to life by four monitors and gaming PCs donated by ASUS, assembled and installed into the final package on each base by Sim Seats.
But before the simulators head to their final homes at the Fort Eustis and Fort Bragg military bases, visitors to the NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience located at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Zone will have the chance to race their way to the top of the leaderboard throughout the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend.
Fans can visit the NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience on Friday between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and Sunday between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (All times ET).
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series pro drivers will visit the simulators to set some hot laps of their own — and offer fans tips and tricks on how to get around iRacing’s virtual laser-scanned Charlotte Motor Speedway, the same site of Tuesday night’s Coca-Cola 300 won by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Ray Alfalla.
It’s a small token of gratitude for those who serve our country.
NASCAR Salutes Together with Coca-Cola is a month-long initiative to honor United States Armed Forces heroes and their families throughout Military Appreciation Month, leading up to the 600 Miles of Remembrance during the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend (May 30, at 6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM).