NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience provides unique fan experience

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By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

During the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Salutes, iRacing, and other partners have teamed up to provide fans with a one-of-a-kind simulator experience.

Race fans will have the opportunity in the fan zone to make laps on one of four simulators at the NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience. Throughout the race weekend, visitors will compete to reach the top of the leaderboard. Pro sim racers from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, fresh off their Coca-Cola 300, will also make laps on the simulator. Additionally, they will offer various tips and tricks to visitors at the experience.

Mockup of the NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience in the fan zone at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

The NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience will be available to visitors on Friday, May 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 30 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The one-of-a-kind simulators are a collaboration between ASUS, Coca-Cola, iRacing, Logitech (wheels and pedals), Playseat (custom chassis), and Sim Seats (construction and delivery). Following the race weekend at Charlotte all four simulators will be donated to the USO. The USO has chosen two military bases, Ft. Eustis and Ft. Bragg, to receive two simulators each.

The NASCAR Salutes iRacing Experience is not limited to the one-of-a-kind simulators that will be at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The aforementioned eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at the virtual Charlotte Motor Speedway will be named the Coca-Cola 300. The marquee race for eNASCAR is the longest of their season. The Coca-Cola 300 is at 9:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 25. It will be streamed at enascar.com/live and iRacing’s Twitch and YouTube channels.

Coca-Cola 300 logo for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

Both Richmond Raceway eSports drivers, Jimmy Mullis and 2019 eNASCAR champion Zack Novak, will run special military schemes to honor fallen servicemembers. Their sponsor, Sunoco, will donate a minimum of $500 to their Honor and Remember program. The logo will be featured on both cars.

Jimmy Mullis’ virtual No. 46 Sunoco NASCAR Salutes Toyota Camry, Photo courtesy of NASCAR.

If a Richmond Raceway eSports driver wins the pole, an additional $100 will be donated. For each lap led, $1 will be donated. Sunoco will donate an additional $150 if a Richmond Raceway eSports driver wins. Additional donations will vary based on finishing position.

Feature Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of NASCAR

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Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the iRacing.com IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.

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