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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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Frontstretch Podcast: Ryan Vargas On Scoring His Full-Time Xfinity Ride, MTJ Snaps Streak in Phoenix

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Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year contender Ryan Vargas has clawed tooth and nail for a full-time ride in NASCAR, and he got it with JD Motorsports for 2021. He joins Davey Segal this week to discuss how he’s learning on a weekly basis in the series, the opportunities he’s been presented with in his …

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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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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 2

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

Another week of virtual racing is in the books. The eRacr.gg Carnomaly 500 qualifying races dominated social media headlines once again this week, but there was plenty of racing to go around the sim racing community. FTF RACING LEAGUE: Rancho Cucamonga 400k, Feb. 21 The second race of the 2021 season at Auto Club Speedway …

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The Virtual Frontstretch: Issue 1

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Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

It’s been a wild start to the year in the world of motor-eSports across the iRacing and NASCAR Heat platforms. With the offseason coming to a close and the Daytona 500 kicking off the NASCAR racing season, many special events and league seasons have sprung up across the sim racing world; some of them are …

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Ryan Vargas Snags Big Squeezy Sponsorship for Daytona Road Course

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Big Squeezy is sponsoring Ryan Vargas in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the Daytona International Speedway road course, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Feb. 17. The company is owned by National Football League star running back Alvin Kamara, who replied to Vargas’ Twitter post about needing a primary sponsor. “Having the opportunity …

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Ryan Vargas Running Full Time for JDM in 2021

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Vargas will run full time for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021, the team announced Jan. 25. He’ll drive the No. 6, a team for which he competed in a part-time schedule in 2020. 2021 will mark Vargas’ first full-time season in a NASCAR national series. He’s competed …

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Eyes on Xfinity: Ryan Vargas Grinding Away at JD Motorsports

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last Thursday (Sept. 24) was one of the biggest days of Ryan Vargas‘ life. It was announced that day that TikTok would be sponsoring him for the final six races of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Vargas, who turned 20 years old one day prior to the announcement, is an avid TikTok user with …

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Ryan Vargas, TikTok Team Up for Rest of Xfinity Season

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Vargas will be sponsored by TikTok for the rest of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced Sept. 24. Vargas will drive the No. 6 Chevrolet in the remaining six races following this weekend, beginning at Talladega Superspeedway. “TikTok has provided me with an incredible outlet to reach new fans …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Chase Briscoe Makes a Comeback, Ross Chastain Secures the Bag

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the Tricky Triangle on Sunday afternoon, the second race of a tripleheader across the sport’s three major divisions. Chase Briscoe scored his fourth win of 2020, rebounding nicely after spinning from the lead on lap 70. Briscoe suffered a flat tire and was forced to pit, but drove back …

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