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Monday Night Racing Announces NAPA Auto Parts as Presenting Title Sponsor


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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Jeremy Clements, Ryan Sieg, Alex Labbe Shine in Darlington Runs

Jeremy Clements Alex Labbe Darlington

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

There’s a uniqueness about Darlington Raceway. With its quirks and peculiarities, it presents challenges that drivers and teams are not likely to see at any other venue. So on one hand, it’d be plausible for teams to not put much effort into “The Lady and Black” given that little of what teams can glean is …

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Justin Allgaier Wins Xfinity Race at Darlington in Dale Earnhardt Throwback

Justin Allgaier Darlington 2021

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend has been a special deal to fans and industry members alike for years. On Saturday (May 8), it was no more special than for Justin Allgaier. On a beautiful day in South Carolina, Allgaier bookended a perfect day for JR Motorsports by besting teammate Josh Berry on an overtime restart to win …

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Daytona, Darlington, Kansas to Lift COVID-19 Attendance Restrictions

Daytona International Speedway view NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The grandstands will be full at three more tracks later this season. Per three coordinated May 7 releases, Kansas Speedway and Daytona International Speedway will open their stands to full capacity for their NASCAR race weekends later this season. In addition, Darlington Raceway, which hosts NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Truck series this weekend, will do …

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eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series: Erik Jones Makes Bold Move for Darlington Win

Erik Jones Darlington iRacing

(Photo: Justin Melillo/NASCAR Media)

In one of the most anticipated sim racing events this year, Erik Jones came home with the victory in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series on Wednesday night (May 5), held on a virtual Darlington Raceway. “We were 11th on that second to last restart then they all crashed and we got up there,” Jones …

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Eric McClure Passes Away at 42

Eric McClure stares at the television in his pit box at Elkhart Lake, Wis.

(Photo: Jennifer Coleman NKP)

Eric McClure, a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, has passed away at age 42. The death was confirmed Sunday, May 2 through an official statement from the McClure family. Statement from the McClure family: "The family of Eric Wayne McClure, former NASCAR driver, announces with great sorrow his passing on Sunday, May 2, 2021. They …

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Lewis Hamilton Claims Second Consecutive Portuguese Grand Prix Win

2021 F1 Portuguese GP Lewis Hamilton Saturday Jiri Krenek Mercedes AMG F1

(Photo: Jiri Krenek/Mercedes AMG F1)

It was another picture perfect day in Portugal, and another perfect day for Lewis Hamilton. After a questionable mistake nearly cost him a podium last week, this week the 7-time F1 world champion was unbeatable. Dominating the second half of the race, Hamilton came across the line nearly 30 seconds ahead of second place to …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 11


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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Kyle Busch Claims Truck Series Win at Kansas Speedway

2021 Trucks Kansas Kyle Busch Trophy (Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

(Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

It was an early birthday weekend present for the soon-to-be 36 year old Kyle Busch. In a familiar sight, the closing laps of Friday’s (May 1) Wise Power 200 at Kansas Speedway saw the Kyle Busch Motorsports duo of Busch and John Hunter Nemechek contending for the win. Then the caution came out. After Jennifer …

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Alex Palou Earns Pole for Saturday’s IndyCar Texas Race

Alex Palou celebrates his victory in the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama (Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

(Photo: Joe Skibinski/INDYCAR Media)

Alex Palou will start on the pole in Saturday’s (May 1) NTT IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. Rain came overnight and track drying was still on-going, forcing IndyCar to cancel its qualifying session. Drivers will lineup based on entrant points through two 2021 events. Palou, who was victorious in the season opener at …

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Callum Ilott Relishes First Crack at F1 with Alfa-Romeo

Callum Ilott at the Portuguese Grand Prix, April 2021.

(Photo: Antonin Vincent/DPPI)

For 2020 F2 Vice Champion Callum Ilott, it seems like he was pretty much ripped off for this season. While 2020 champion Mick Schumacher, 3rd place finisher Yuki Tsunoda AND 5th place finisher Nikita Mazepin were all promoted to F1 this year, it seems the same thing was destined for the runner-up Ilott. Linked to …

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