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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Summer Break? Not for Online Racing!

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The top series in NASCAR are off for the Olympics for two weeks, but besides the 100% Cup Series, that doesn’t mean anything to most racing online. Many of the series that the iRacing Weekly Roundup covers are still in full force during the break. A few special events have also popped up, such as …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Playoffs

This week’s iRacing roundup has two weeks of simulated racing to cover since our last one went live. All of our community leagues haven’t taken off since then, plus the eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Series returns with round 2 of the qualifying portion of the schedule. Many of our communities are either in playoff …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series Ends Early

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On Friday, it was announced that the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series would not be continuing for the remainder of the 2021 season. Through five races, all broadcasted on FOX Sports, James Davison was the breakout star, winning two races and earning the most hypothetical points. NBC Sports was set to take the second half of …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Firecracker 400, 200 Lineups Set After Qualifying Round

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It’s been another virtually hectic week on the iRacing platform. Nashville Superspeedway was the main talk of the weekend as the NASCAR Cup Series made their debut at the newly refurbished facility. The virtual edition of the track was added during the 2021 Season 3 update and, after a few updates, the track became a …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Road to Pro Q1 Ends, Firecracker 400 Begins

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The new eNASCAR ladder system wrapped up its first rung last week, and after nearly 2000 drivers took their shot in the open series, 70 drivers have advanced from the first round of the iRacing Road to Pro Qualifying Series to the second round. Twenty of those drivers will move on from there to the …

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Road Races Take Center Stage Just Before Season 3 Arrives | iRacing Weekly Roundup

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iRacing Season 3 is finally here, and while there wasn’t much to report on besides the announcement of Nashville Superspeedway to the oval track side of things, there was a lot going on with the road course category.  The Red Bull Ring is a fun addition for the road ringers on top of all of …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: iRacing Season 2 Coming to a Close

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As iRacing Week 12 comes to a close, that means there are only a few days until the new build comes out for Season 3. There have been a few confirmations on some new content, and there have already been some releases like the NASCAR NEXT Gen and the fictional Chicago Street Course. A new …

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iRacing Weekly Roundup: Virtual Coca-Cola 600

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As we start to wrap up the month of May, all of the official iRacing Indianapolis 500 races are complete on both the fixed and open setups. Thousands have participated in the festivities both last weekend and this weekend, about 200 different drivers through all the splits able to taste the virtual milk and thousands …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 13

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This week in the Virtual Frontstretch, it’s a light week for league updates so we’ll cover some of the recent updates to the iRacing service first. A patch was released this past week, mostly aimed at road racing for the NASCAR stock cars. All cars and trucks received an update to the tire model. From …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 12

iRacing Virtual Frontstretch

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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