2020 GIFs of the Year, Part 5: iRacing
By Steve Luvender | Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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We’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments from 2020, captured in GIFs. Last season created all sorts of memories, like filling the time by hopping on iRacing. Enjoy some of our favorite scenes from the spring’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, as well as sim racing’s finest in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.
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The hand-throw gesture, as demonstrated here by Clint Bowyer, is perhaps the most common one in iRacing.
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William Byron’s invisible victory Shake Weight is a close second.
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The cool thing about iRacing is you can race in your shorts. That sort of thing is highly frowned upon in a real race car.
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Jimmie Johnson tried his very best at sim racing throughout the Pro Invitational Series, but his seven championships and 83 race victories behind the wheel of an actual NASCAR Cup Series car demonstrate where he really excels.
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Chad Knaus — yes, the legendary crew chief — dumps Ryan Truex in an incredibly savage move.
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Hi, eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Graham Bowlin! Keep those eyes on the road! Well, on the monitor.
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This move earned Timmy Hill a very real Texas Motor Speedway cowboy hat and photo op in Victory Lane.
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It’s all fun and games to race at a revived version of North Wilkesboro Speedway until the wall openings attack, as Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Kollin Keister demonstrated in the All-Star Race.
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Ty Dillon: the king of in-car sponsorship signage.
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Ah, lots of fond memories from Barney the Flagman in 2020. Keep waving, Barney.
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Landon Cassill sets a cone-punting distance record while racing off pit road.
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See, another advantage of iRacing is you can bring your pets along for the ride. It’s tough to convince the NASCAR race officials to let you bring your cat or dog into a NASCAR Cup Series car on race day.
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Ryan Preece makes the save of all saves, driving at full speed even through the grass.
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And, of course, perhaps the most memorable moment of the Pro Invitational Series: accidentally shutting off Denny Hamlin’s monitor in the middle of the race. Oops.