So if you're one of those types that thinks real NASCAR is too boring and stuffed with commercials, iRacing is the place for you. And this summer, the online racing series rolls out its version 2.0, stuffed with cool features like heat racing and improved graphics. As always, you'll be racing against the entire planet, or at least those who run iRacing, which has in the past included everyone from AJ Allmendinger to Dale Earnhardt Jr. his own bad self.
Confession time: I've never played iRacing. So help me out, gamer fans: worth the investment? Is it a World of Warcraft-style time suck? Will I need to bid farewell to my loved ones the moment I start my engines? Let us know your iRacing experiences in the comments.
And if you're ready to take the plunge, head over to iRacing.com and start wheeling.