iRacing Downshift

iRacing Downshift

iRacing Downshift is where real racing and simracing collide! Hosted by Greg West, Kevin Bobbitt, and Chris Leone, the official podcast of iRacing includes World Championship eSport updates, a lively discussion of the biggest stories in the world of racing, and much more.... Show More

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We've got a jam-packed episode in this week's iRacing Downshift, as we preview our Season 2 build, the exciting series coming for Week 13, and our setup in PAX East this week! We've also got interviews with the eNASCAR squads of Burton Kligerman eSports and Wood Brothers Racing after their drivers finished 1-2 at Auto Club earlier this week.

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February 11, 2020 51 min

On a brand new iRacing Downshift, we celebrate the start of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season and welcome play-by-play voice Evan Posocco and eNASCAR journalist Justin Melillo for their takes on the 2020 campaign. We also take a look at some of the exciting news in sports car racing, from last weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour to new series that you’ll see later this year, and look ahead to the real-world Daytona 500 this we... Read more

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On a brand new iRacing Downshift, we've got two more interviews from eNASCAR Media Day with the drivers at Richmond Raceway eSports and Clint Bowyer Racing. Kevin checks in from the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and we look ahead to the biggest football game of the year.

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On a brand new iRacing Downshift, we recap an exciting Chili Bowl (and its overnight rebuild) with the help of associate producer Kevin Iannarelli, we look back on the iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona and Team Staff Infection 2.0, and Kyle Larson Racing eSports drivers Steve Sheehan and Bob Bryant check in from eNASCAR Media Day in Charlotte earlier this month.

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On a brand new iRacing Downshift, we talk about the excitement of eNASCAR Media Day (and the social media conversation afterward), get pumped up for the Chili Bowl Nationals, and look ahead to this weekend's iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona. Denny Hamlin Racing drivers Casey Kirwan and Keegan Leahy are this week's guests!

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December 12, 2019 42 min

We've got an all-new iRacing Downshift this week! Greg is on vacation, so guest host Alex Horn joins us to talk about video and content creation and how he puts together our Top 10 clips. We talk about new content from the December build, from two new Supercars to Lernerville and Lime Rock, recap another wild Week 13, and shed some light on the (virtual) rebirth of North Wilkesboro Speedway.

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We’re back! On a brand new iRacing Downshift, we’re joined by senior vice president of product development Greg Hill, who reveals some top-secret content coming to the new build and talks about the development process. We also talk about our move to a new office, catch up on the NASCAR season finale from Homestead, and share some awesome Black Friday deals!

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October 24, 2019 44 min

eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series champion Zack Novak drops by the iRacing office to talk about his epic battle for the championship on a brand new episode of iRacing Downshift. We take a look back at the 2019 season as a whole and how the championship was settled between Novak and Keegan Leahy in the final laps from Homestead-Miami Speedway. We also look back at two wild NASCAR races from Kansas, and preview a big NASCAR week... Read more

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It's time to crown an eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series champion this week! We've got all four title contenders on air before they do battle this Thursday at 5PM ET on NBCSN! Plus, we've got a chat with iRacing president Tony Gardner looking to the future, upcoming race previews, and more!

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We’ve got a rowdy episode of iRacing Downshift this week as the boys recap the inaugural Porsche Esports Supercup season, the real-world return of the Charlotte Roval, and a Throw N’ Go Challenge unlike any other. Chris Lerch joins the show to discuss car and tire development as well as what led him to iRacing. Finally, get pumped for this weekend’s kickoff of the Thrustmaster iRX World Championship with a season preview!

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September 26, 2019 38 min

iRacing Downshift is back with a look at the biggest news in sim racing! Hosts Greg West, Kevin Bobbitt, and Chris Leone recap iRacing's busy weekend with Porsche at IAA Frankfurt, including the announcement of the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport coming soon. We look back at the Charlotte Roval that set this year's eNASCAR PEAK Series Championship, talk the biggest storylines in real-world racing, and bring back the Throw N' G... Read more

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iRacing Downshift is back with a vengeance with our biggest episode yet! Hosts Greg West, Kevin Bobbitt, and Chris Leone run through all the exciting things you’ll experience with the 2019 Season 4 Build. Then, it’s off to the Nurburgring, as Greg, Kevin, and guest host Doug Hunt interview some of the biggest names in simracing, including Jimmy Broadbent, Nils Heusinkveld, Wil Vincent, and more! This is one episode that you won'... Read more

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On this week’s iRacing Downshift, popular streamer Matt Malone drops in for an interview about all things iRacing (and occasionally not iRacing)! We also look ahead to an exciting eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series regular season finale from Bristol, discuss Matt DiBenedetto’s performance in real-world NASCAR action, and look at a wild first-lap crash at the IndyCar race from Pocono.

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iRacing Downshift is back (after surviving nearly a week of the coffee machines being down at iRacing HQ) and we’ve got another interview! This week, senior programmer Dan Garrison gives us an update on key features you can expect in future builds. We discuss bumping and blocking in real-world racing from Watkins Glen and Road America, chief steward Nim Cross gives his tips on how to submit a successful protest, and we cover the la... Read more

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On the latest iRacing Downshift, iRacing president Tony Gardner stops in to talk about some of the awesome new content coming in the 2019 Season 4 build, and this Thursday’s live eNASCAR all-star race on NBCSN’s NASCAR America. We’ve got your latest World Championship updates in NASCAR, Porsche, and World of Outlaws competition, a look at the past week in real-world racing from New Hampshire, Lime Rock, and Iowa, and one of the wil... Read more

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This week’s episode of iRacing Downshift is a special one, as our founder and simracing legend Dave Kaemmer drops in. For over 30 years, Dave has pushed simracing forward with the development of legendary games like Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Racing series, and Grand Prix Legends before founding iRacing. Hosts Greg West and Kevin Bobbitt talk with Dave about iRacing’s origins, the physics that set it apart from other motorsport s... Read more

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July 12, 2019 50 min

The boys are back from the holiday break on the latest iRacing Downshift and there’s a ton to catch up on! We check in with the latest World Championship results, offer tips and tricks on how to compensate when things go wrong on track, look back at an unpredictable NASCAR weekend at Daytona, and announce a HUGE guest for next week!

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It’s (almost) all about road racing on the latest iRacing Downshift! From two new public series and the Formula Renault 3.5 in the Throw N’ Go Challenge to NASCAR at Sonoma and a Porsche Esports Supercup preview, those who like turning left and right should find plenty to enjoy this week. We’ve also got a look at the debut of this year’s World of Outlaws Late Model World Championship, tips from our stewards on how to re-enter the t... Read more

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Today on the iRacing Downshift, we preview the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship and Porsche SimRacing Trophy. We discuss penalties for both aggressive driving in NASCAR and fueling limits at Le Mans, look ahead to the return of the carousel at Sonoma Raceway, and introduce the Throw N’ Go Challenge for iRacers to take on Greg and Kevin on the Nordschleife. Plus, the debut of “Bobbitt Reads Comments!”

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Today on the iRacing Downshift, we discuss the latest World Championship eSport news as the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series visits Sonoma and the Porsche Esports Supercup heads north of the border. We also discuss Sebastian Vettel's penalty in Canada, IndyCar pit road incidents, NASCAR at Michigan, and more!

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