Friday, January 4, 2019

iRacing’s Elite to Battle in NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series for $100K in 2019

Driver Ray Alfalla clinched a spot into the championship race after a 12th place run at Dover in October 2018. He would go on to win his fourth NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series championship. (Slip Angle Motorsports Image)

BEDFORD, Massachusetts (January 4, 2019) -- Celebrating 10 seasons of competition, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series, or NPAS, is set to roll in 2019 with an 18 race schedule that will have 40 of sim-racing’s most elite racers vying for a chance to dethrone four-time Champion Ray Alfalla, and take home the lion’s share of an unprecedented prize purse.

Representing the iRacing Motorsports Simulation platform’s Driver’s World Championship for Class-A oval racing, the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series is official sanctioned by NASCAR, and is the highest level of esports competition for the 70 year old sanctioning body. Drivers will compete in simulated versions of the Chevy, Ford and Toyota Gen-6 cars being raced on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit.

The season starts on February 12, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway, and runs through November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The series will visit a complete sampling of the venues that the real life NASCAR series has to offer, and will include a four race playoff comprised of events at Darlington Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Charlotte ROVAL, and Homestead-Miami Speedway, to decide the 2019 Champion.

Drivers are racing for an unprecedented $100,000 in prize money, as part of an increase in purses across the top levels of the iRacing platform.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be able to increase the prize pool to $100,000,” said Anthony Gardner, President, “Working closely with NASCAR, as well as a great partner like PEAK Antifreeze, we have been able to elevate the series to a whole new level.”

Over the course of ten years of NASCAR involvement, what is now known as NPAS has seen tremendous growth, adding legitimacy to esports genre with drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr. participating. Sim-racing teams are made up of an entire crew of individuals working together to produce advanced setups that could rival some of their real life counterparts. The continued rise of the genre has resulted in the berth of the NASCAR Ignite Series, a Legends Car series focused on young drivers, and the NASCAR Heat Pro League, based on the NASCAR Heat console game.

In 2014, Old World Industries PEAK Antifreeze signed on as the title sponsor of the series, and has continued to increase its involvement over the years.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to celebrate the 10th season of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series with our partners at NASCAR and iRacing,” said Bryan Emrich, Chief Marketing Officer for Old World Industries. “We have a storied history in motorsports and over the past five years as title sponsor we have authentically engaged and connected with racing enthusiasts competing at the highest level of sim-racing.”
All 18 rounds of the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series will be broadcast live on the iRacing eSports Network ( as well as on and will be providing NPAS related content throughout the season as part of the PixelatedSPEED commitment to sim-racing. Motorsport Simulations, headquartered in Bedford, MA, was founded in September of 2004 by David Kaemmer, co-founder of Papyrus Racing Games, and John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox.’s mission is to create the world’s leading and most authentic PC-based racing simulation and grow a new branch of motorsport through real-time, online competition – otherwise known as simracing.  iRacing now has over 70,000 members and growing every day.

2019 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series powered by iRacing Schedule:

February 12 -- Daytona International Speedway
February 26 -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 12 -- Auto Club Speedway
March 26 -- Texas Motor Speedway
April 9 -- Richmond Raceway
April 23 -- Talladega Superspeedway
May 7 -- Kansas Speedway
May 21 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway
June 11 -- Sonoma Raceway
June 25 -- Chicagoland Speedway
July 9 -- Kentucky Speedway
July 23 -- Pocono Raceway
August 6 -- Michigan International Speedway
August 20 -- Bristol Motor Speedway


August 27 -- Darlington Raceway
September 10 -- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
September 24 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL
October 8 -- Homestead-Miami Speedway

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