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Updates from the Armchair: This week on iRacing (June 12, 2018)

You know, Michigan winner Clint Bowyerโ€™s last tweet before his big win Sunday referenced iRacing, in their sponsorship of his dirt racing team. Could this be an exception to the iRacing curse?

iRacingโ€™s Season 3 update brought racers plenty of updates โ€” including new, enhanced visual features when you spin through the grass. It may not sound like a big change, but if youโ€™re a frequent crasher like some people, itโ€™s a game-changer.

The release of a new build means a whole bunch of updates to download โ€”ย maybe not the most fun part of an iRacing driverโ€™s career, as Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Shane Lee expressed:

It seems like Lee got everything up and running, though, as evidenced by his drive around RCRโ€™s simulation setup at Michigan.


NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE IRACING SERIES UPDATE

The worldโ€™s finest virtual racers head to Michigan International Speedway Tuesday after three weeks off. Thereโ€™s been a bit of shake-up atop our Race 8 Power Rankings following a thrilling side-by-side finish that crowned Nick Shelton a new winner in the series.

Ryan Luza, 2017 champion and winner of two races at the beginning of 2018, hasnโ€™t entered the last two races in the series, though heโ€™s expected to make a return at Michigan.

 

IRACING PAINT SCHEMES OF THE WEEK

Erik Le re-created the No. 54 DGR-Crosley Racing Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Matthew Meyer reimagined Erik Jonesโ€™ Coca-Cola 600 ride as a super late model โ€” a staple for Jones, the short track racer.


DONโ€™T TRY THIS AT HOME

You know how they say cautions breed cautions? Itโ€™s a reality in iRacing, too. Watch the field stack up on a restart in a league race, driving onboard with iRacer Aaron Bean.

With a little bit of luck, it appears Bean gained a few positions out of what was a disaster for other racers. Stay alert on restarts!