CHARLOTTE, N.C. - William Byron showed he's the sharpest gamer in NASCAR's iRacing Series with his third victory in four events.Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR was scheduled ...
May 4, 2020
DOVER, Del - The moment in the virtual sun has arrived for simulated racing and the thousands of gamers who always wanted to race like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon at Nascar tracks from Dover to Daytona.Sports fans discovered over the ...
May 3, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scott McLaughlin was supposed to leave Australia for Indianapolis this month to make his IndyCar debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.With sports on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, the two-time V8 SuperCars champion ...
May 3, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Talladega Superspeedway wasn't immune from "The Big One" or a typical overtime finish, even in virtual racing.Alex Bowman scored his first iRacing victory of Nascar's invitational series by holding off Corey LaJoie and Ryan ...
Apr 27, 2020
FORMULA One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday's race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas (Sunday, Manila time).Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in ...
Apr 26, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Nobody did anything to get fired or lose a sponsor in this week's edition of NASCAR virtual racing.William Byron won his second consecutive Nascar virtual race on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) by holding off Timmy Hill - ...
Apr 20, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A second straight victory in virtual racing for Simon Pagenaud and Team Penske, and tempers were hot at the end of this one.Pagenaud, the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner, competed in his firesuit and captured IndyCar's race ...
Apr 19, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Scott Dixon, five-time IndyCar champion and relatively new iRacing competitor, received a brief set of instructions from boss Chip Ganassi about the world of virtual racing."I did get a text from him that said 'Just lay ...
Apr 18, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - As sponsor after sponsor dropped Kyle Larson after he used a racial slur during a live-streamed virtual race, his NASCAR team owner was backed into a corner.Chip Ganassi could let McDonald's and Credit One Bank ...
Apr 15, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kyle Larson's racial slur cost him his two primary NASCAR supporters. It likely will cost him his job soon.McDonald's and Credit One Bank ended their sponsorship of Larson on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), a ...
Apr 14, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR star Kyle Larson used a racial slur on a live stream during a virtual race - the second driver in a week to draw scrutiny while using the online racing platform to fill time during the coronavirus pandemic.Larson ...
Apr 13, 2020
JENNA FRYERTHE popularity of virtual motorsports racing on television has come with surprising success stories and occasional complications as race teams scramble to create value for sponsors and partners.IndyCar drivers participating in the series' online races represent their real sponsors ...
Apr 11, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR's first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win.Byron easily won the iRacing event on Sunday ( ...
Apr 6, 2020
SCOTT McLaughlin's real IndyCar debut is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Australian V8 SuperCars champion isn't letting that stop him from learning how to virtually drive the cars.McLaughlin won IndyCar's virtual race ...
Apr 5, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS - Robert Wickens never gave up on his dreams.When his Formula One hopes fizzled, Wickens worked his way back through the ranks to compete in the IndyCar Series. When doctors told him he might not walk again following a horrific crash ...
Apr 4, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey's trademark phrase "Alright, alright, alright," commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators.NASCAR's new normal resumed ...
Mar 30, 2020
THE walk to the starting grid for Tony Kanaan began in his Indianapolis kitchen, through the foyer, past the trophy case, up the stairs, down the hall, through the master bedroom, master bathroom and finally into the closet.That's where ...
Mar 29, 2020
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button - a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race.NASCAR eased off the ...
Mar 23, 2020
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