NASCAR Series for PC Begins

On February 9th, the inaugural race of the NASCAR iRacing Drivers World Championship, a new series sanctioned by NASCAR, will be held, marking the return of the most watched motorsports in the US in the virtual world. It follows the demise of the Papyrus Racing/Sierra NASCAR sim and will be the first NASCAR licensed PC game since EA's NASCAR SimRacing in 2005.

NASCAR iRacing series will comprise 18 races, spanned over a 39-week calendar. The series will feature the 50 top-rated drivers currently racing in iRacing's Pro Series and will include NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It will give the opportunity to NASCAR fans to drive in multiplayer online races against each other and even against the real NASCAR drivers mentioned above. Races will be carried over the internet on, while weekly iRacing news coverage and standings will be featured on

NASCAR iRacing Drivers World Championship is limited to the top 50 drivers, but iRacing will also host amateur series open to all NASCAR fans, via subscription of anywhere in between $7.46 and $12/month.

"We've created our online racing service for racers and fans," Tony Gardner, iRacing president said. "We've done the hard work to make it simple and easy for NASCAR fans to join iRacing and get behind the wheel. You don't have to be a computer engineer to do this, all you need to know is how to turn on a computer and connect to the internet."

"For PC owners with a broadband connection you just buy an inexpensive wheel-and-pedal set from your local consumer electronics store or online and in an hour you can be racing. It's that simple. Everything you need to know to get started is right there on our Web site, at"
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