iRacing Simulators for NASCAR Hall of Fame Guests

After it announced the first five members to be inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in a ceremony on May 23, 2010, the association revealed that guests to the event will be able to test one of the 15 iRacing NASCAR stock car simulators located in the Hall.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame official racing simulation will feature the exact version of all the tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and the NASCAR cars. They are driven regularly in the online version by more than 15,000 iRacing members, including NASCAR stars such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., A.J. Allmendinger, Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr., Marcos Ambrose, Bobby Labonte, Brad Keselowski, Michael McDowell, Justin Labonte, Colin Braun, Chad McCumbee and Cale Gale.

"It's important to us that every aspect of our guest experience be as realistic as possible - not just another arcade experience, but an activity that is challenging and demonstrates the skills necessary to drive a stock car. iRacing brings exactly that level of accuracy and authenticity," said Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. "Beyond that, we needed to work with a proven and reliable team. iRacing has worked hard to achieve the benchmarks that we've set."

The iRacing software will run in a set of seven two-seat NASCAR stock car replicas, providing 14 simultaneous driving positions. Another simulator will be designated for wheelchair use as well for those with disabilities. The customized version of the software permits the Hall of Fame to schedule races that will be broadcast on a giant video screen.

"It has been a fresh and enjoyable challenge doing that for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which promises to be one of the most popular attractions in America,"
said Steve Myers, iRacing's executive producer. "We're pleased that millions of NASCAR fans over the years will get to feel what it is like to drive a Sprint Cup car at one of their favorite tracks."
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