NASCAR iRacing Championship trophy renamed to honor Dale Earnhardt Jr.


NASCAR iRacing Championship trophy renamed to honor Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR has announced that its virtual racing championship iRacing Coca-Cola Series Championship will rename the winner’s trophy in honor of Dale Earnhardt Jr. The decision will be implemented from the start of the 2023 season.

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The decision to include Dale Jr. was taken to acknowledge and appreciate the efforts put in by the semi-retired racer to promote the championship. Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been vital in bringing vintage racing content to the series. It includes the addition of 1987 NASCAR Cup Series cars and North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Dale Jr. is the son of NASCAR GOAT Dale Earnhardt. He is one of the well-recognized NASCAR personas in the motorsport scene. The two times Xfinity series champion is one of the most respected ambassadors of the sport.

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Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. was selected for the honor

Dale Earnhardt Jr.
NASCAR president Steve Phelps

NASCAR President Steve Phelps pointed out that for decades Dale Jr. has been one of the most respected ambassadors of the sport. He added that Dale Earnhardt Jr’s love and enthusiasm for the sport has been extended to regular racing as well as the virtual championship.

For decades, there has been a no more important ambassador for NASCAR than you. Your love and enthusiasm for NASCAR racing extend all areas of the sport — and that includes racing simulation and the influential role that iRacing has played in today’s NASCAR,” Steve Phelps said.

Steve Phelps added that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has helped the IRacing series to grow technologically. He also expanded the popularity of the series. He said, “Your commitment to iRacing has helped the technology grow over the years to become a widely popular platform that is helping NASCAR reach and engage new fans around the world,”.

The Dale Earnhardt Jr. named Trophy will be given to the race winner of the virtual Phoenix Raceway race on Oct. 25.

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