On Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America, former Sprint Cup crew chief Steve Letarte discussed the various impacts from the 2015 rule changes, including cleaner air from a lower rear spoiler and an increase in side-by-side racing due to the reduction of power.
Ryan Luza won Tuesday night’s NASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race held on a digital Bristol Motor Speedway.
Luza, who competes for Williams ESports, claimed the win in a three-lap overtime finish over Garrett Lowe and Zack Novak.
Then event was slowed by five cautions in the last 48 laps of regulation, with the last one occurring with four laps left and forcing the overtime finish.
Luza is the first repeat winner of the season after winning consecutive events.
“We just had an amazing long-run car,” Luza said. “I had a pit stop malfunction on the first pit stop after we got to third on the first run. I was pretty upset. But we got another long run and we came flying through the field after about 30 laps. … I think we pretty much had the field covered on the long run there.”
The series’ next race is scheduled for April 14 on a digital Richmond Raceway.
- Ryan Luza (Williams eSports)
- Garrett Lowe (Wood Brothers Racing)
- Zack Novak (Richmond Raceway eSports)
- Michael Conti (JR Motorsports)
- Bobby Zalenski (Virtual Racing School)
- Brad Davies (JR Motorsports)
- Alex McCollum (G2 eSports)
- Michael Guest (Team Dillon eSports)
- Caine Cook (Renegades eSports)
- Justin Bolton (Stewart-Haas eSports
- Bob Bryant (Kyle Larson Racing eSports)
- Keegan Leahy (Denny Hamlin Racing)
- Nick Ottinger (William Byron eSports)
- Jake Nichols (Mode Motorsports)
- Ray Alfalla (Virtual Racing School)
- Christian Challiner (JTG Daugherty Racing)
- Graham Bowlin (Joe Gibbs Racing)
- Steve Sheehan (Kyle Larson Racing)
- Matt Bussa (Williams Esports
- Kollin Keister (Roush Fenway Racing)
- Logan Clampitt (Burton Kligerman eSports)
- Michael Guariglia (Jim Beaver eSports)
- Chris Shearburn (Letarte eSports)
- Jarl Teien (G2 eSports)
- Phil Diaz (Mode Motorsports)
- Brian Schoenburg (Clint Bowyer Racing)
- Casey Kirwan (Denny Hamlin Racing)
- John Gorlinsky (William Byron eSports)
- Ashton Crowder (Burton Kligerman eSports)
- Brandon Kettelle (Clint Bowyer Racing)
- Malik Ray (Joe Gibbs Racing)
- Jimmy Mullis (Richmond Raceway eSports)
- Chris Overland (Wood Brothers Racing)
- Santiago Tirres (Letarte eSports)
- Corey Vincent (Renegades)
- Dylan Duval (Stewart-Haas eSports)
- Jeremy Allen (JTG Daugherty Racing)
- Eric Smith (Jim Beaver eSports)
- Nathan Lyon (Roush Fenway Racing)
- Blake Reynolds (Dillon eSports)
The Joey Logano Foundation has established a $1 million COVID-19 response and recovery fund in partnership with Elevation Church, the foundation announced Tuesday.
The funding will address a variety of needs, including educational equity and access, medical supplies, food distribution and financial shortages throughout the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area and communities across the United States. Elevation Church is based in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews, North Carolina, and has locations in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Canada.
“I’ve been blessed to have the ability to help others with our platform and for the past few weeks, the Joey Logano Foundation has been able to help in multiple ways on a local level,” Logano said in a statement. “However, (wife) Brittany and I knew we could do more and felt a huge calling to give on a larger capacity at a statewide and national level.
“Partnering up with Elevation Outreach couldn’t have been a better fit. At a blistering pace, Elevation Outreach and the Joey Logano Foundation have been able to create a $1,000,000 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which will help provide funding and necessary supplies for organizations in need during this scary time. Part of JLF’s mission is to inspire others to live a life of generosity and our hope is that this Response and Recovery fund is a catalyst for others to be inspired to give back during this pandemic.”
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Last weekend’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event from a virtual Texas Motor Speedway, drew 1.3 million viewers, breaking the record for eSports TV viewership set bv the previous week’s race.
The data is according to Nielsen Sports.
Last weekend’s event from the digital Texas Motor Speedway, won by Timmy Hill, was broadcast on FOX and FS1. Not all FOX markets aired the race.
The previous record for eSports viewership on TV was 903,000 for the March 22 race from a digital Homestead-Miami Speedway that Denny Hamlin won and aired on FS1. The Texas viewership was 1,339,000.
The next event in the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series takes place at 1 p.m. ET Sunday from a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway. The race will be broadcast on FOX, FS1 and the Fox Sports App.
With NASCAR racing postponed through early May at this point, drivers are spending their time on their iRacing simulators.
The eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series continues this weekend with drivers competing at a virtual Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Denny Hamlin won the opening race at a digital Homestead-Miami Speedway. Timmy Hill won last weekend’s race at a virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
Here’s a look at the various sim rigs drivers are using.
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) March 25, 2020
Getting some practice laps in before the race this Sunday 🏁 don’t know if Gucci recognizes her dad without the stache pic.twitter.com/AOJSnmJgJl
— Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) March 26, 2020
— Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) March 29, 2020
— Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) March 29, 2020
During Sunday’s iRacing event, I’m pledging $100 for each lap I lead and $5000 if I win the race to benefit families affected by COVID-19 in the Homestead-Miami area. @NASCAR_FDN @feedthechildren. Who’s with me? @JoeGibbsRacing @KyleBusch. For more info https://t.co/tibiUfh4oK https://t.co/tH3q2EfD4R pic.twitter.com/1ADXTXOPoe
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) March 20, 2020
— Erik Jones (@Erik_Jones) March 29, 2020
— Matt DiBenedetto (@mattdracing) March 22, 2020
— William Byron (@WilliamByron) March 27, 2020
— Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) March 26, 2020
PR: McDowell gives up the lead to come to pit road. pic.twitter.com/OP3IKwK06K
— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) March 29, 2020
With the overwhelming responses from drivers wanting to be part of the #ProInvitationalSeries, most of the sims in the Charlotte area have been purchased. Ready for Sunday!🏁 pic.twitter.com/JcPVWioRcn
— Michael McDowell (@Mc_Driver) March 27, 2020
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) March 22, 2020
— Garrett Smithley (@GarrettSmithley) March 29, 2020
And yes Lucy did a post race interview again 😊😂 https://t.co/0nOs8qCBU6
— Timmy Hill (@TimmyHillRacer) March 30, 2020
Everyone’s been showing off their sim rig. So thought I should show mine. It’s a mix of DIY and off the shelf stuff – not great. Needs work. #ProInvitationalSeries @Valvoline | @BurtKligEsports pic.twitter.com/N2vZHl8cMl
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) March 22, 2020
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) March 22, 2020
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Well…. I haven’t had a lot of time to get this beauty fired up and running, but excited to finally get my #WR1simchassis up and running. @cdubwheeler88 and @cody_hollis absolutely have the BADDEST rigs around…. now for some @iracingofficial. Anyone on @twitch? May try and do some streaming this week as well since we can’t put on an actual race for y’all for the next few weeks!
I feel like I should have paid more attention in my computer science course @UWindsor. Haven’t spent much time on this baby in the past few years, but I think I got it tuned up enough to run with the kids tomorrow. @NASCARONFOX If not we’re gonna play fooseball. pic.twitter.com/TpDAnZkan7
— Stewart Friesen (@StewartFriesen) March 22, 2020