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NASCAR’s iRacing Series Continues To Grow In Popularity

With technology getting more and more advanced every single year, it’s no wonder that esports has emerged as a pastime for millions of people across the world over the past decade.

Smartphones, advanced computers/laptops, and things like voice-activated systems like Siri and Alexa have contributed to the rise of esports. Top post-secondary schools like Ohio State, Boise State, and Miami University offer world-class varsity programs for esports teams.

There are also professional esports leagues such as the Call of Duty League (which commenced in 2020), the League of Legends Championship Series, and Major League Gaming that are viewed by countless esports fans across the world.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC (NASCAR) runs one of the most popular auto racing companies in the world in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series as part of a working relationship with iRacing.

The eNASCAR SERIES continues with two races in July, The first will be at Nashville Superspeedway, and the second race will be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Massachusetts betting promos will come in handy for New England area fans looking to get in on all the NASCAR action.

The final eNASCAR Series for the month of June was the Watkins Glen International (45 laps) in Watkins Glen, New York on June 27. The following race will be at the Nashville Superspeedway — a 100-lap race — on July 11. Four days later, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway will host a 101-lap race.

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What To Know About The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series consists of simulated driving. The advanced computer technology in our world allows the gamers to enjoy playing simulated auto racing, with

the graphics and steering wheel giving them the realistic feel of being on a real racing track.

Every year, the top gamers in the eNASCAR series compete for $300,000.

By watching the competition on YouTube, you can see why the league is so popular around the world. It requires quick thinking, strategizing, resilience, calmness, and determination — all ample qualities in any eSport. It’s simply fun to see how some of the top gamers in the world go toe-to-toe on a crowded track in which there’s only room for one winner.

The aforementioned Watkins Glen International race was the 11th tournament on this year’s eNASCAR iRacing Series. Following the New Hampshire Motor Speedway event, there will be five races left.

Those five races (in order) will be the Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Aug. 1, the Michigan International Speedway near Brooklyn, Michigan on Aug. 15, the Dover Motor Speedway in Dover, Delaware on Aug. 29, the Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona on Sept. 12 and the Homestead-Miami Raceway in Homestead, Florida on Sept. 26.

The Dover Motor Speedway and Phoenix Raceway events will each be 120-lap races. The Homestead-Miami Raceway is a 100-lap race.

The 2014 champion, Michael Conti, sat in first place by a wide margin with 312 points following the June 13 World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Behind him in second place is Jordy Lopez, who had 273 points.

2020 champion Nick Ottinger, eyeing his second NASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship, was a close third with 257 points. Rounding out the top five prior to the Watkins Glen International Michael Cosey Jr. (256 points) and Malik Ray (249 points).

The NFL won’t kick off its 2023 regular season until September, and the 2022-23 NHL and NBA campaigns won’t go until mid-October. Among the “big four” professional sports leagues, Major League Baseball is the only one in the midst of its regular season.

But all is well in the world of auto racing at the moment.

Fans are enjoying the thrilling 2023 NASCAR Cup Series race as well as the 2023 Formula One World Championship. Throw in the NASCAR iRacing series, and you have a lot of action around the tracks to enjoy in the coming weeks.

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