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July 3, 2018

Updates from the Armchair: This week on iRacing

2018 July3 Iracing Main
Twitter: Robby Lyons; @RLRacing2

On his way to the virtual Flavortown? Maybe. While visiting Sonoma Raceway, restaurateur and television host Guy Fieri spent a little time on an iRacing motion simulator.

Perhaps this experience will spark Guy to spice up his restaurants with some iRacing seats of his own. We can dream.

I’ve heard horror stories aplenty about traffic on I-77 in Charlotte. According to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Robby Lyons, an iRacing race at Daytona isn’t much different.

The left lane is for passing – well, when the cars are actually moving.

Buffalo Bills quarterback AJ McCarron is known to compete on iRacing, according to NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tommy Joe Martins.

Speaking of cross-sport athletes, Joey Logano’s spotter TJ Majors did his best to convince racer Fabian Coulthard to check out iRacing.

Perhaps the new receptionist can help get things done.

(I’m actually writing this from the cockpit of the half-car in the iRacing office, where I’ve been stuck. This is where I live now.)


Bobby Zalenski won his second consecutive race at Sonoma Raceway Tuesday night, leading all but three laps on the way to his first victory of the season.

Despite a subpar effort at the road course, Zalenski’s teammate Ray Alfalla continues to lead the championship points after nine races, 22 points ahead of Keegan Leahy, and 27 ahead of Zalenski – the only three within striking distance of the points lead right now. Is this iRacing’s version of the “Big Three?”

The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series heads to Chicagoland for Race 10 on July 10.


Erik Le re-created the sharp paint scheme for the truck Riley Herbst raced in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut.

Check out this iRacing replica of Kyle Busch’s Chicagoland-winning car from painter Brantley Roden. Just don’t try a bump-and-run to win an official iRacing race, lest you face the wrath of iRacing’s competition stewards.


You always hear about the importance of getting on pit road – you want to slow the car safely without speeding on pit road or giving up too much time.

Just don’t do what iRacer Brenton Hobson captured while entering the narrow pit road at Sonoma Raceway.

It’s like that scene out of Austin Powers.