Bubba Wallace shared some pics of his gaming setup this week, complete with boxes of goldfish crackers. See? NASCAR stars are just like us.
Meanwhile, Ty Majeski did Ty Majeski things, confirming the realism of his only Richmond Raceway experience — on iRacing, of course.
Having fun here at @RichmondRaceway today! Man @iRacing gets these tracks spot on. Felt like I’ve been here before! Can’t wait to come back here in a few weeks👊🏼 I feel like we have a good Ford Mustang!
— Ty Majeski (@TyMajeski) August 29, 2018
NASCAR Xfinity Series standout Christopher Bell isn’t shy about his use of iRacing, and he confirmed on Twitter he uses it as a tool to practice — even on dirt.
Yes big time. Running the @iRacing sprint car helps get me acclimated to how fast they are before I hop in the real car
— Christopher Bell (@CBellRacing) August 29, 2018
But Bell is really good, even at iRacing, where he boasts a 5700 iRating. (That’s quite high.)
.@CBellRacing signing autographs and turning some laps at the GameStop Expo in Indy.
Bell has a whopping 5700 iRating in the simulator! 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZlUtNVvZoK
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) August 29, 2018
Greg Hill, iRacing’s VP of Art and Production, shared a video teaser of new cloud and weather effects in the iRacing sim, showing signs of tremendous progress on highly anticipated dynamic weather features. Quite a treat for iRacing’s 10th birthday.
Excited about our day/night/sky project! Watch clouds cast shadows onto #mountpanorama and lights turn on at @kokomospeedway Track dynamics will be enhanced as moving clouds affect sunlight on the track. Our engineers and artists are working hard to bring this to @iRacing soon. pic.twitter.com/dABJz1fSH7
— Greg Hill (@greghi11) August 26, 2018
The eNASCAR Ignite Series — 50 of racing’s brightest future stars competing for a $10,000 racing scholarship — held its second race of the playoffs on Aug. 29. Garrett Lowe went back-to-back, picking up the checkered flag at iRacing’s virtual Irwindale Speedway.
It's a second-consecutive win for @GarrettLowe_6 in the @NASCAR IGNITE Series Playoffs as he backs up last week's win from New Smyrna with the checkered flag this evening @TheIEC on @RaceSpotTV and the @iRacing eSports Network pic.twitter.com/QKLxjpHIJo
— Evan Posocco (@evanposocco) August 30, 2018
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE iRACING SERIES UPDATE
The playoffs for the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series kicked off Tuesday at Darlington Raceway. Michael Conti scored his first victory of 2018, and at the perfect time. His win locks him into the championship finale on Oct. 23 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Maybe his Jimmie Johnson-esque throwback paint scheme made the difference Tuesday.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 30, 2018
iRACING PAINT SCHEMES OF THE WEEK
William Long brought Gary Bradberry’s 1998 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ride to a modern-day iRacing Ford Fusion. It looks great for aging 20 years.
Doug DeNise created Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Darlington-raced John Deere throwback for iRacing.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
This week, iRacing will release the long-awaited Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 race car, laser-scanned to perfection. iRacing’s teaser video confirms the car looks as good as it does on the real race track.
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) August 31, 2018