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.

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August 10, 2022 53 min
The iRacing Downshift is BACK! The boys talk about what they've been up to on our extended break, but today's show is all about iRacing Senior VP and Executive Producer Greg Hill. This is the show to listen to if you want to learn about everything from track development in the virtual world to how rain is coming along... as well as some recent road racing updates. Plus, learn about how Greg worked his way up the ladder from...
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On the latest iRacing Downshift, Greg and Kevin welcome Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Motorsport Strategy Director James Vowles to discuss bringing the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance to iRacing, how the team and iRacing have worked together to develop both the car and the sim itself, and the special format to the Tuesday night league he runs. We’ve also got a look at the rest of our exciting new content for 2022 Season 1, includ...
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The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship is just days away, and we've got a new Downshift to preview the action with three-time defending champion Alex Bergeron and WoO Public Relations Manager Nick Graziano! Plus, find out more about our Black Friday deals, our Winter Derby, and much more.
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The latest iRacing Downshift is chock full of exciting updates, from an extended interview with 2021 eNASCAR champion Keegan Leahy to new content announcements like Mercedes-AMG F1 and Phoenix Raceway. Plus, find out where our staff has been racing, how our pro series have been going, and much more!

Watch Kevin's pit stop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3hWeCz_jWg
Watch the Ring Taxi ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
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The Mount Washington Auto Road just became the first-ever hillclimb course on iRacing, and we're here to tell you about it! And who better to describe the mountain than the man who currently holds the world record for its fastest run? That's right—Travis Pastrana stopped by the studio to join the show (and get some extra seat time in the sim)! Be sure to follow along with the event on Sunday as Travis tries to extend his re...
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It's been a while, eh? We're bringing the heat to make up for lost time on iRacing Downshift with Steve Myers as our special guest to talk track reconfigurations, NASCAR Next Gen, Chicago, and all the other cool stuff you've been seeing lately. We also catch up with all the other new series and content releases of the past couple months, talk the eNASCAR playoff picture, and look ahead to some exciting new special event...
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Happy build week, everybody! The boys are back to recap all of the big developments and new content coming later this week, as well as a recap of our major esports series and special events and plenty more.
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It's time for the first iRacing Downshift of 2021! The boys are back to talk all things about the upcoming eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup seasons. We also break down the exciting World of Outlaws Sprint Car title battle, look ahead to IMSA and LCQ League broadcasts, and reflect on 2020.
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There's so much content in the iRacing 2021 Season 1 build, that we didn't even have time for a guest this week! From the Dallara iR-01 to the Big Block Modified, Long Beach to Cedar Lake, two new GT3s to a jump on the Irwindale Figure 8, we've got plenty to talk about. We also run through all the Week 13 series where you'll get to play with the new toys, and even find some time to wrap up the iRacing Rallycross sea...
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November 23, 2020 48 min
It's a 2-for-1 interview special on the latest iRacing Downshift! Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup champion Sebastian Job and NTT IndyCar Series star Conor Daly sit down with the Downshift crew. We've also got World Championship updates, details on the iRacing Chili Bowl Nationals, and much more.
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Fresh off taking the $100,000 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series title, winning driver Nick Ottinger and winning team owner William Byron join the iRacing Downshift crew to talk about a wildly successful season. We've also got updates on your favorite other iRacing World Championship series and much more. Be sure to tune into NBCSN this Sunday at 7:30PM ET to watch the eNASCAR season finale!
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The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Championship 4 is set, and we've got all the major series storylines on the latest iRacing Downshift. Fresh off of scoring the 2020 NASCAR Weekly Series title and getting the promotion to a JR Motorsports Xfinity Series car for 2021, Josh Berry drops in to talk about a crazy season and his own eNASCAR experience. We've also got updates on our World of Outlaws, rallycross, and Corvette C8...
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It's an eSports-heavy edition of the iRacing Downshift, as we get back in the studio to talk about the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series playoffs, Sebastian Job's Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup title, the all-new IMSA Triple Crown Challenge, and iRacing Rallycross presented by Yokohama.
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It’s build week on the latest iRacing Downshift! Get ready for 2020 Season 4 with a look at all of our exciting new content and features, and we cover all the biggest news in our World Championship series. We’ve also got an extended interview with our own Tyler and Lisa Hudson, covering everything from their day-to-day responsibilities to if we might see Lisa join Tyler in one of our staff races anytime soon!
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The latest iRacing Downshift gets in depth with senior vehicle dynamics engineer Eric Hudec on the DAYTONA Road Course, his career in real-world racing, and more. Chief steward Nim Cross joins us for the return of Nim's Tips, and we've got all the latest news on our World Championships, plus our Indy 500 picks.
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It's the interview you've all been waiting for: how on earth did Clint Bowyer manage to call the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series races while he was racing for the win? We've got a mega interview with the Stewart-Haas Racing driver, plus World Championship recaps, a look ahead to new content coming in September, and much more.

This week's iRacing Downshift is brought to you by Sim Coaches. Sim Coaches develops...
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On the latest iRacing Downshift, NASCAR Xfinity Series front-runner Chase Briscoe drops by after a huge win in Indianapolis. We look at the eNASCAR and World of Outlaws points battles, and anticipate a huge racing weekend that includes a ton of real-world competition and the iRacing 24 Hours of Spa. Finally, we reveal a brand new Dirt Oval track dropping later this year!
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June 22, 2020 19 min
Fresh off a second straight iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship, we've got Alex Bergeron on a brand new Downshift Hot Lap to talk about his racing background, making the switch to dirt on iRacing full-time, and going for a sweep of both of this year’s World of Outlaws titles.
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It's build week, and the iRacing Downshift team is here to talk about what to expect from our six new cars—including the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird! We've also got the first of a multi-part interview with iRacing Executive Vice President Steve Myers, who recaps the past few months of producing race events for real-world series and talks about the origins of iRacing itself.
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The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series returns to action this Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Roush Fenway Racing enters as the most recent winner with rookie Kollin Keister. We throw back to eNASCAR Media Day in January with Kollin and teammate Nathan Lyon.
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