Behind the Scenes of iRacing on FOX

The world continues to sit still, but images of dueling race car drivers have not. A source of comfort and familiarity during the coronavirus shutdown travels by wire and satellite. It’s a signal that originates from the homes of several race car drivers you know, before passing through the offices

Nielsen Ratings Strong for NASCAR iRacing Event, but Will the Fans Return for Week 2?

Numbers don’t lie. People will watch NASCAR drivers play video games. In an effort to fill the NASCAR Cup Series time slot on FS1 this past Sunday, the Fox Sports network and the racing series replaced the real race—one previously postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic—to an esports race from virtual

FOX Sports to Televise Remaining eNASCAR iRacing Events

The inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race on FOX Sports was a success on Sunday, and it is set to be the new normal until the threat of the novel coronavirus has passed. NASCAR, iRacing and FOX Sports revealed on Tuesday that all subsequent Pro Invitational Series races will

‘I Could Beat Any of the Cup Guys’: Professional iRacers on NASCAR’s Takeover

NASCAR went virtual last week with iRacing’s Replacements 100 on Twitch and will be going digital again this weekend, but with a broadcast partner. Yes, this weekend’s NASCAR race will be played on iRacing and brought to your TV in real time on FS1. It’s a crazy world—crazier these last

How a Book about Racetracks Helped Take iRacing to the Next Level

With NASCAR, IMSA and other racing series moving to virtual racing during the coronavirus threat, it’s interesting to note where this vision of video racing on such a large, and more important, realistic scale, began. Well, a lot of it goes back to the old school and a book co-written

iRacing 2020 Season 2 Build Now Available: Adds Hell and Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

Following up on the first build of 2020, the iRacing team has released the Season 2 build to all subscribers. Headlining the new season are two new additions: the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 MR, and the Norwegian rallycross circuit Lankebanen. Originally announced last September, the GT4-class racer makes its iRacing