Round 2 of the iRacing 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was Tuesday, 3/1/2016, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. They would race 167 laps. Justin qualified p. 7, led 25 laps, and finished in the top 10. There were 5 total cautions, 3 in the first half and 2 yellows at the beginning of the second half of the race. The caution at half way occurred during green flag pit stops and caught Justin back in p. 23. He stayed out after the last caution to take the lead and held onto the lead for 6 laps before the tires started to fall off. Tire fall off was huge with a good 2 seconds difference. Justin used some more strategy and came in early for fresh tires on the last green flag pit stop to gain some ground and finished the race p. 9. You can watch a replay of the race on YouTube here. Next week iRacing will put out a new build on the cars adding the new downforce. The next race will be 3/15/2016 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Round 1 out of 16 races for the iRacing 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was last night 2/23/2016 at Daytona. Justin was on the Pole for the start of 100 laps around the superspeedway. He led the first 10 laps and stayed within the top 10 throughout the majority of the race until lap 81. The first caution flew on lap 52. Justin came in for tires and fuel. Lap 81 saw the cars at the front of the field including Justin pit for tires and fuel during green flag pit stops. Cycling back around teammate Cody Byus and Justin were leading the pack that would gain control of the race once the other cars went in for fuel. However, none of those cars came in gambling on fuel and Justin’s pack was left running in the back when the last caution of the race came out causing a GWC to the end. On the restart, there was a pile up with Justin finishing in p. 23. Definitely not a finish that showed how strong of a run he had during most of the race. You can watch the race on YouTube here. The next race will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.