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iRacing is suppose to be a sim, what exactly is this track simulating? I’ve spent a heap on iRacing, over $1k likely at this point, but they really need to spend more time on the actual simulation part rather then fake tracks, plus this is a speedway, does anyone really want a fictional oval track? Could almost understand a fictional track that combines iconic corners of real world tracks but an oval? A+ for creativity this is not... lol
 

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iRacing is suppose to be a sim, what exactly is this track simulating? I’ve spent a heap on iRacing, over $1k likely at this point, but they really need to spend more time on the actual simulation part rather then fake tracks, plus this is a speedway, does anyone really want a fictional oval track? Could almost understand a fictional track that combines iconic corners of real world tracks but an oval? A+ for creativity this is not... lol

It's a fun track to race on with a big field of cars. 250 mph down the straights in a NASCAR Cup car in a pack of 40 will get the adrenaline flowing :)
 

Ole Marius Myrvold

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In this case there is still licensing costs. The track will be named Coca Cola Speedway once the deal is finally signed. Coke doesn't come cheap :)

Are you saying they will pay Coca Cola to used their name on the track? When they could've called it the Towler SuperSpeedway in honor of their very first champion in the first season of officially recognized NASCAR championship on iRacing?
 

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Are you saying they will pay Coca Cola to used their name on the track? When they could've called it the Towler SuperSpeedway in honor of their very first champion in the first season of officially recognized NASCAR championship on iRacing?

I'm not sure of the costs but there are still licensing agreements and, at a minimum, lawyers aren't free in the USA :) Coca Cola is the series sponsor of the NASCAR eSports series and this track was called Coca Cola Speedway back in NR2003.
 
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$2000 for a gaming PC: check!
$1500 for wheel/pedal/shifter: you bet!
$800 for cockpit: got it!
$500 for VR headset: wouldn't race without one!
$400 for Sparco gloves/shoes
$15 for a track: Jesus H. Christ, do they think I'm made of money or what?!?!?!?!
Here. Have a G25 for $1500.
 
$2000 for a gaming PC: check!
$1500 for wheel/pedal/shifter: you bet!
$800 for cockpit: got it!
$500 for VR headset: wouldn't race without one!
$400 for Sparco gloves/shoes
$15 for a track: Jesus H. Christ, do they think I'm made of money or what?!?!?!?!

My PC is expensive af
My wheel/pedal/shifter is expensive af
my cockpit is expensive af
my VR headset is expensive af
my gloves are expensive af
so my sim has to be expensive af as well... this logic
 
Without any additional expense for licensing or laser-scanning, the CocaCola oval could have been a nice present by the developers to their loyal customers, coming at a reduced price, or even for free.

But it ended up to be the other way around.

As always, it's up to the customer to decide...
 
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Mario cart racing is fun, and sim racing is fun, and never the two should meet
My only qualm with the sim racing community - and why I haven't dipped my toe into gaming and never will - is the overly-serious Hammurabi's Code of Laws on what's good, what's bad and what the proper mindset is supposed to be. I'd rather chew fiberglass.
Project Cars 3 came out and cats lost their damn minds. It was cheesy and goofy and arcade-y and not a sim. So. What? 2020 is an amazing time to be into sim racing. There are so many quality sims and equipment and opportunities to get in on it. I'm showing my age here, but when I was a racing-obsessed kid getting my fix from SNES games, I never would have imagined all this cool stuff. I still have childlike wonder about the awesomeness of it.
Any track or car on iRacing is a miracle when you think about what they do and how they do it. I mean, what a time to be alive. Why ruin this great hobby by being an arbiter of what's cool and what's not? Don't use what you don't like, because there's plenty out there you will like. No need for judgment. There are still fully-grown adults who feel its important to set the rules of "coolness," and that's a damn shame.
 
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