2013 iRacing Season Set to Go
March 11, 2013 | 11:18 A.M. EST
The green flag waves on the 2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship on Tuesday, March 12, at iRacing’s replica of Daytona International Speedway.
BEDFORD, Mass. – The green flag waves on the 2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship on Tuesday, March 12, at iRacing’s replica of Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR’s online racing championship will see the world’s top sim racers compete for more than $16,000 in cash and prizes in iRacing's precise digital models of the new Generation-6 stock cars over an 18-race schedule.
The races will again be broadcast on iRacing.com and for the first time, this year’s series will also be streamed live on the Motor Racing Network's website at www.motorracingnetwork.com/IRACING beginning at 9 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.
"We’re proud to add the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship to our digital lineup," said Motor Racing Network President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. "To join NASCAR in bringing the sport of online racing to the fans is exciting. Having spent some time behind the wheel of their simulation, It will be fun to watch it continue to grow."
While Motor Racing Network will not be providing play-by-play talent for these races, Hyatt sees a day when the company’s next broadcaster just may come from the digital arena.
The 2013 NiSWC will see two-time champion Ray Alfalla go for a "threepeat." A resident of Cape Coral, Fla., Alfalla scored five wins in the successful defense of his title last season to beat Michael Conti of Woodland Park, N.J., for the championship. Together with 2011 runner-up John Gorlinsky (Manasquan, N.J.) and 47 other qualifiers for the series, Conti will be looking to dethrone Alfalla.
Learn more about the series and its drivers at http://wcs.iracing.com/ and join the nearly 40,000 iRacers competing on some of the world’s most challenging tracks in more than 30 types of racecars at www.iracing.com.