eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
2021's eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing series is down to the final two events. The championship is on the line as 40 of the best sim racers in the world compete for a grand prize of $300,000.
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Betting State-by-State
- How do I bet on eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series?
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Fast Facts
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Top Drivers
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing History
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Finals
- eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series FAQ
- Final Thoughts on eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
The Cup Series is the highest level of racing in NASCAR. When it comes to esports, the eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series is the premier league in sim stock car racing.
This series is made up of the top 40 sim racers from around the world. Each season, these racers compete virtually in a 20-event schedule. With $300,000 in total prize money on the line, the competition is fierce.
Coming down to the final two events of the year, the overall champion will walk away with the top prize of $100,000. The races are broadcast live on iRacing’s Twitch, Youtube and Facebook channels. Individual drivers also stream live on Twitch with added insight into each event. This includes betting information for wagering on the races.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Betting State-by-State
Adding even more excitement to the iRacing Series is the ability to legally wager on each event. The current legal market is limited due to restrictions with betting on esports in general. However, there are still six different states with sportsbooks taking action on the iRacing Series.
As the betting laws in states with legal sports betting evolve, esports should become part of the mix. Also, more and more states are preparing to go live with legal sports betting so this list should grow.
How do I bet on eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series?
If you reside in one of the six states listed above, you can legally bet on iRacing. This is also the case if you are physically within their borders. The next step is to find a sportsbook operator offering betting lines on the events.
Once you find a place to bet, you can sign up for an online account as follows:
- Complete the online registration form with some basic information. This includes a username, valid email address and password.
- Once the email address has been validated, more information is required to verify identity and eligibility. This may include the last four digits of a social security number.
- Promo codes can be applied when making an initial deposit into a new online betting account. The deposit will fully activate that account.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Fast Facts
The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing schedule starts at Daytona International Raceway in February. This mirrors the start of NASCAR’s Cup Series schedule.
The final two events take place on Sept. 28 at Talladega Superspeedway and on Oct. 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The outcome of these two races will determine the series champion.
Coverage of each race starts at 8:30 p.m. (ET). Starting with the iRacing Countdown to Green, iRacing fans can catch all the action at eNASCAR.com.
Dave Kaemmer and John Henry founded iRacing.com in September of 2004. Kaemmer was a professional race car driver. Henry is best known as the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. He is also a co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing.
The eNASCAR Coca-Cola Racing Series is one of six different iRacing sim leagues.
iRacing has grown to become the world’s premier site for motorsport racing simulation.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Top Drivers
Heading into the final two events of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, Mitchell deJong sits atop the leaderboard with 2074 total points. He has two wins on the year as part of six runs inside the top five.
The overall standings are tight with five more drivers within 25 points of the lead. A few of the other top competitors in this year’s series include:
- Bobby Zalenski
- Logan Clampitt
- Matt Bussa
- Graham A. Bowlin
- Vicente Salas
Last season’s champion was Nick Ottinger in the No. 25 car. He is part of the William Byron eSports racing team. Zack Novak of Richmond Raceway eSports won the title in 2019. Ray Alfalfa became a four-time eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Champion with his last racing title in 2018.
Betting markets for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series tend to mirror the same options offered for NASCAR’s Cup Series.
The easiest way to wager on each race is picking the outright winner. However, this can also be one of the toughest tickets to cash. Odds will be posted for every driver in the competition but betting the favorites is a common strategy.
The best way to bet on any auto race, real or simulated, is through head-to-head matchup odds. Whichever driver posts the higher finish of the two wins the bet.
Some sportsbooks may also offer prop bet options as a market. These types of bets cover different aspects of the race such as laps led, fastest lap etc.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing History
As mentioned, iRacing goes back to 2004 with its two co-founders. In April of 2009, NASCAR formed a partnership with iRacing to start an online racing series. This series would be sanctioned by NASCAR using simulations of actual racing venues.
The heritage of sim NASCAR racing can be traced back to video games from the early 1990’s. Dave Kaemmer was also co-founder of Papyrus Design Group. This company was best known as game developers of award-winning racing simulations.
Along with NASCAR Racing, the group developed video games for IndyCar Racing and the Grand Prix Racing Series. In virtual racing circles, Kaemmer has been referred to as the “godfather” of sim racing.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Finals
The final two events of the 2021 season should be thrilling from start to finish. NASCAR’s Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama is one of the sport’s most iconic racetracks. The simulated version captures all the nuances of the real thing.
From a betting standpoint, NASCAR Cup Series races at this track have always been wide-open events. Anyone and everyone has a chance to win with high odds posted for even the favorites.
Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth was first built in 1969 as one of seven superspeedways in the US. A superspeedway is defined as a racetrack two or miles in total length.
With everything on the line in this final event of the season, the top drivers in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series will definitely be put to the test.
eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series FAQ
When did iRacing get started?
The iRacing site was first launched in 2004.
Can I bet on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series?
Legal betting on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing series is available in states that allow betting on esports in general. Right now, this list includes NJ, NV, CO, VA. TN and WA (in-person only).
How is iRacing different from live NASCAR races?
iRacing is simulated on a virtual racetrack while NASCAR races are staged on an actual track. Other than that, they are actually very similar to one another.
Can anyone compete in iRacing?
Yes. The easiest way to get started is my becoming a member of iRacing.com. There are membership packages with promo codes for introductory offers.
Final Thoughts on eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
iRacing could be the closest sim experience to the real thing. Instead of being behind the wheel of a car, participants are behind their computer screen.
The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series is virtual stock car racing at its highest level. Anyone who loves the excitement of NASCAR’s Cup Series races will have an appreciation for sim racing. It becomes rather easy to become immersed in either form of this popular motor sport.