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NASCAR iRacing Series (NiS) 2013

Description of Series: This iRacing official series to follow the weekly Sprint Cup Track Schedule racing the new Gen-6 cars for the entire Sprint Cup season.

Objective: A new, special event style official series aimed at providing fun and competitive NASCAR racing for every license level except the rookie license level. This series also intended to have a direct tie-in to the excitement of the real world NASCAR Sprint Cup by being at the same tracks each week and battling through a long and varied schedule like the real-world drivers.

Race Times: Two different weekly time slots to keep it event style yet offering some schedule flexibility. Thursday nights 9:00 PM EST (2:00 GMT) & Saturday mornings at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 GMT). After the daylight savings time change, the GMT times will move forward 1 hour. (1:00 GMT & 15:00 GMT)

Car choices: Chevrolet SS-Gen6 car & Ford Fusion-Gen6 car (once released)

Tracks & Race Weeks: Every Sprint Cup track starting with the third race of the year, Las Vegas, for a full 34 week season. We are starting with third race this year because that will allow us to start the series with the new Gen6 cars which are under development. (FYI, the World Tour Daytona 500 event is available to run using old car for that race week.) Track Note: Kansas and Fontana are still under construction. Kansas should be ready for second race in October, but not the first race at that track. Fontana will not be done in time for that race week. Therefore,Rockingham will replace Fontana and Iowa will replace the first Kansas race. We will NOT run the All-star race or race week at Charlotte as part of this series.

Race distance: Half the distance of the real-world race. For example, the Coke 600 will be 300 miles in this series.

iRacing member eligibility: Oval license level D class and above. This will be an oval license class series, even though some scattered road course racing.

Resets: none

Server farms: U.S. server farms only in order to better group participants.

Race car setup: Fixed car setup

Qualifying: Single car 2-lap qualifier 15 minutes before each race. Qualifying not required to enter the race. FYI, qualifying from first race carries to the second race, unless you post a better time in the second qualifying session.

Race warmup time: 10 minutes

Number of races and drop weeks: 34 races with 4 drop weeks.

Field size: 32 cars

Caution Flags: Yes, full course for ovals & local yellows for road courses.

Other competition notes: Will work same way as a standard iRacing Series. Will be 10 standard divisions that are set based on normal procedure before the start of series. (Divisions already set) Splitting will be done by iRating. Gridding will be done by Qualifying and then by iRating. Do not need to qualify to race. The standard iRacing point system in place for series.

Schedule

1 – Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2 – Bristol Motor Speedway
3 – Rockingham Speedway
4 – Off Week
5 – Martinsville Speedway
6 – Texas Motor Speedway
7 – Iowa Speedway
8 – Richmond International Speedway
9 – Talladega Superspeedway
10 – Darlington Raceway
11 – Off Week
12 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
13 – Dover International Speedway
14 – Pocono Raceway
15 – Michigan International Speedway
16 – Sonoma Raceway
17 – Kentucky Speedway
18 – Daytona International Speedway
19 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
20 – Off Week
21 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
22 – Pocono Raceway
23 – Watkins Glen International
24 – Michigan International Speedway
25 – Bristol Motor Speedway
26 – Atlanta Motor Speedway
27 – Richmond International Speedway
28 – Chicagoland Speedway
29 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
30 – Dover Interntational Speedway
31 – Kansas Speedway
32 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
33 – Talladega Superspeedway
34 – Martinsville Speedway
35 – Texas Motor Speedway
36 – Phoenix International Raceway
37 – Homestead-Miami Speedway


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