Wide World of eSports: Heat 3 predicted 500 Pole, Daytona Duel practice, Peak season openerNASCAR Heat-stradamus? As it turns out, the NASCAR Heat 3 box art -- and bear in mind, this is a game released last September -- predicted the top four qualifiers of this year's Daytona 500. And, yes, even in the exact order, if you judge by running position in the artwork: William Byron, Alex Bowman, […]
As it turns out, the NASCAR Heat 3 box art — and bear in mind, this is a game released last September — predicted the top four qualifiers of this year’s Daytona 500.
And, yes, even in the exact order, if you judge by running position in the artwork: William Byron, Alex Bowman, Jimmie Johnson, and Chase Elliott.
Are we gonna talk about how NASCAR Heat 3‘s cover art predicted this years D500 qualifying IN EXACT ORDER??
Simulation on fire pic.twitter.com/4JXy4F6Fg3
— bread perez (@bradxperez) February 11, 2019
Maybe it’s because the NASCAR Heat logos appear on the cars this week. Yeah, that’s it.
*adjusting tinfoil hat*
just wanna check- are we in consensus this is the Daytona 500 Pole controversy we are going with this year? pic.twitter.com/u1hcWE4MSx
— Josh O'Brien (@josh_obrien) February 11, 2019
Byron’s story on Nat Geo Channel
William Byron chronicled his journey to NASCAR’s premier level, from computer to Cup, on Nat Geo Channel’s “Explorer” program Monday.
Kligerman and Byron practice for Duel on iRacing
Parker Kligerman and William Byron, who will compete in Thursday’s Gander RV Duel qualifying races, prepared for their races by drafting on iRacing’s virtual Daytona International Speedway.
Kligerman, unlike Byron, is not locked into the Great American Race, meaning any preparation could make the difference for racing his Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota into Sunday’s Daytona 500.
We had the top line rollinggggg
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) February 12, 2019
Truck Series racers’ Daytona prep
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers weren’t the only drivers preparing for the Daytona race weekend. Gander Outdoors Truck Series competitors Harrison Burton, Todd Gilliland, and Christian Eckes invited fans on iRacing to race trucks in the Daytona draft.
— Harrison Burton (@HBurtonRacing) February 12, 2019
Myatt Snider streamed some iRacing truck racing, too.
— Myatt Snider (@MyattSnider) February 12, 2019
Hurst wins PEAK iRacing Series pre-season Dash
Ahead of Tuesday’s Daytona season opener, many eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series drivers participated in a 50-lap exhibition test race.
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) February 6, 2019
Taylor Hurst, who went unclaimed in the January 30 draft, dominated the non-points event, leading 45 of 50 laps. Two multi-car crashes took out several race favorites early.
— Evan Posocco (@evanposocco) February 6, 2019
Peak iRacing Series season opener Tuesday
The eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series officially begins its 2019 season Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, streaming live on eNASCAR.com. Drivers will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes throughout the series’ 10th season.
Our 2019 esports season begins tomorrow! 💪🏼 Who's excited for some pack racing at Daytona?
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) February 11, 2019
Daytona’s season opener marks the first race where drivers represent their new teams.
From a very young age, I was a @DaleJr fan. This pic was taken before one of the Pocono races in 2003. Tomorrow night, I get to run my first @NASCAR @peakauto @iRacing series race for @JRMotorsports – a childhood dream come true. We're going to make it a race to remember! pic.twitter.com/JiFEEs95jB
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) February 12, 2019
Tune in to https://t.co/3l8N3v69u8 tomorrow night at 9:00 EST for the first race of the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series!
— FlipSid3 Tactics (@FlipSid3Tactics) February 11, 2019
The first race of the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series season starts tomorrow night at 9:00! @rayalfalla and @ChrisOverland47 will be piloting our @MQL_Racing Fusions so make sure to tune in on twitch (like tv for the internet) here: https://t.co/mxMJGRi5yL pic.twitter.com/49ii4PGC19
— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) February 11, 2019
The eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze @iRacing Series kicks off tonight from @DISupdates at 9:00 PM ET on https://t.co/uFvqWcQ8Od Be sure to tune in as I guide @AshtonCrowder and the No.77 @BurtKligEsports to the front! The run for $100,000 begins TODAY! @pkligerman @JeffBurton
— Tanner Tallarico (@TallaricoRacing) February 12, 2019
eNASCAR Heat Pro League Showcase Races underway
The 100 eNASCAR Heat Pro League finalists have started competing in the Showcase Race series — the opportunity to prove their driving skills beyond raw numbers.
The first #eNASCARHeat Pro League Showcase Race went down on Wednesday with the Top 100 players. Join @ScottColeShow as he recaps all the action! (Full Video: https://t.co/lZlKmq11xP) pic.twitter.com/GykZzMdJYY
— 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704NASCARHeat) February 8, 2019
This is awesome, just found out i‘ll be in the #98 @KevinHarvick @FordPerformance @hbpRacing for the 2nd showcase race of #eNASCARHeat on PS4 at @CLTMotorSpdwy. Hope to make a big impression on @StewartHaasRcng and continue my consistency and hopefully grab the win!
— Mike (@Harvick_PSN) February 12, 2019
With high stakes, it’s easy for things to go wrong.
— J-Mac Sports & Gaming (@JMacSportNGame) February 12, 2019
— Brendan Book (@TheCosmicStorm1) February 12, 2019
The draft, where real NASCAR teams select eSports participants to join their teams, takes place in March.
iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week
Corey LaJoie’s Daytona 500 car featuring a massive photo of his face? Fine, whatever.
As you can guess, we're so excited to have @OldSpice as part of our team in 2019! Read more about our partnership with "the manliest grooming brand on the planet" here:https://t.co/p406JLI1PQ pic.twitter.com/G8Zt16AsF3
— Go Fas Racing (@GoFasRacing32) February 10, 2019
Recreating it for iRacing, so LaJoie’s luscious hair and beard can haunt your monitor? Too far, Shawn Howell.
— Go Fas Racing (@GoFasRacing32) February 7, 2019
NASCAR Heat 3 Video of the Week
A fun Easter egg in NASCAR Heat 3: it appears bumping the pace car will make the car take off and run a full-speed lap.
— RIDE WITH RABBIT (@RIDEWITHRABBIT) February 12, 2019