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Monday Night Racing Announces NAPA Auto Parts as Presenting Title Sponsor

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Monday Night Racing announced on Monday morning (May 10) that it will be joining forces with NAPA Auto Parts, which becomes the presenting entitlement of the third season of the popular iRacing league. Last season, the series was presented by Tufco Flooring. The series features a wide variety of race vehicle and track combinations across …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 12

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It was a pretty big week in the iRacing community. There was a surprise NASCAR Next Gen release on Wednesday night (May 5) during the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series race at Darlington Raceway as they were trying it out for the first time. Erik Jones took that victory in a wild pass with two laps …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 11

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Welcome to the latest edition of The Virtual Frontstretch, where the NASCAR sim racing community gets updated on some of the top leagues and happenings across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With that said, this is planning to be the last issue that will be named The Virtual Frontstretch. Starting next week, hopefully, this …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 9

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It was a mixed bag of various events this past week among the iRacing leagues covered in The Virtual Frontstretch. For the leagues following the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, Martinsville Speedway proved to be filled with hurt feelings. Other leagues steered clear of the paperclip and had much better times on the service in their …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 8

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Sure, The Virtual Frontstretch is a weekly collection of updates regarding the simulated racing world. But what happens when you take a virtual racing series and turn those drivers loose on a real track?  Monday Night Racing answered that question this past week with a go-kart endurance race at GoPro Motorplex on Wednesday night (April …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 7

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

With the Easter holiday upon the motorsports world, there’s not a lot happening this weekend in the real world. Some sim racing leagues are also taking off as well, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about this past week on iRacing, full of its share of short track racing on both the asphalt and …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: eNASCAR Issue 6

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s all about Atlanta Motor Speedway this week in this issue of The Virtual Frontstretch. All three of the leagues covered this week all went down to virtual Hampton, Georgia for three vastly different events. They weren’t the biggest races of the week, but they did provide drama and excitement in their respective communities.  The …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 5

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The fifth edition of The Virtual Frontstretch is out for the week of March 14. Besides a few patches from iRacing to remove some things such as the New Damage Model on certain cars that incurred glitching, as well as update the NASCAR dirt tires to behave more “realistically” with real driver input, it was …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 4

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The iRacing Season 2 build is finally here. With Week 13 currently in progress, the community news is fairly light as compared to previous weeks.  On Tuesday (March 9), the service went down for a couple of hours in the early parts of the morning. When the service resumed, many virtual drivers wanted to test …

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