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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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We're getting ready for 2023 Season 3 on a new iRacing Downshift! We've got some teasers on new content and series, including the all-new Ring Meister concept (stay tuned for more info on that) and continued updates on our console games and esports. This month's guest, David Tucker, is one of our most active company voices in the iRacing forums—and as someone who touches so much on iRacing, one of your most asked-for guests in the history of the podcast!
It’s a busy month in the world of iRacing, from enjoying the 2023 Season 2 content that dropped last month to announcements around our console games, World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing and ExoCross. This month’s interview panel features QA testers Mike Hinkle and Kevin Zhu, associate producer Kevin Iannarelli, and some guy you might have heard of named Tyler Hudson talking about their day jobs, real-world racing experiences, and how they all link together.Attention iRacing fans! Upgrade your sim racing experience with the Next Level Racing F-GT Elite and F-GT Lite iRacing Editions! All-in-one cockpits designed for Formula, GT, and more. Get a FREE 12-month new member iRacing subscription with every cockpit purchase. Head over to now. Next Level Racing - Your ticket to racing glory!
The iRacing Downshift makes its triumphant return after a month off with a look at 2023 Season 2, the three—excuse us, four—new cars and one new track that have joined the service, and a look at our world of esports and special events. Plus, racing legend Tony Kanaan joins the show to talk about his embrace of sim racing, becoming a team owner in both eNASCAR and the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, and his unlikely journey from adversaries to best friends with Greg.
We hit the ground running in the first iRacing Downshift of the new year as we look ahead to a full calendar of Special Events and series for 2023. This month's guests are our AI team of Nigel Pattinson, Alex Saunders, and Brent Foster, who talk about what sets iRacing AI apart, what to look out for in the future, and the very unique career that Brent left behind before joining us.
It's the last iRacing Downshift of the year, and we've got plenty to talk about! We go through all the exciting developments in the 2023 Season 1 build and our active esports series, and Cisco Scaramuzza from our in-house broadcast team joins to talk about his role and share some favorite behind-the-scenes stories. Plus, Greg and Kevin resolve their pie debate from the last episode.
For those of you who come to iRacing Downshift for iRacing news: we've got Nim Cross and Tyler Hudson on to talk about stewarding, some exciting updates about our latest road racing content releases and updates, and of course, details on how you can save big on both new accounts and renewals for iRacing's Black Friday sale. For those of you who come for everything else: Greg, Kevin, and Chris attempt to distinguish pie from quiche.
It's a busy time here at iRacing, highlighted by the release of our first-ever console title, World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing! John Schneider from Monster Games joins the show to talk about his career, how iRacing's acquisition of Monster contributed to the new title, and much more. We've also got multiple Special Events like our inaugural SCCA Runoffs and Crandon Pro 4 World Championship coming up—and we'll explain the Super Session format that lets you qualify for these races.
We promised you we were back for real, and we meant it! iRacing Downshift returns with a look at all the fun new content and features in 2022 Season 4, before our executive vice president Steve Myers drops in to talk everything from the acquisitions of Monster Games and Orontes Games to working with executive producer Greg Hill in the Papyrus days.To read the full release notes for iRacing 2022 Season 4, click here: week's iRacing Downshift is brought to you by Turn Racing. Turn Racing aims to make high quality sim steering wheels that are more affordable. They want to cut the marketing buzzwords and deliver what actually matters, which is quality, functionality, price & style. Visit for more information.
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 a college intern to his current role, and why Steve Myers calls him "The Hammer!"To learn more about iRacing's work on the redesign of Atlanta Motor Speedway, click here: week's iRacing Downshift is brought to you by the ButtKicker Gamer PLUS, Gamer PRO and HaptiConnect… haptic hardware and software that reproduces accurate and powerful sim racing effects – road, tires, gear shifts and more.  Used by professional drivers such as Stefan Wilson, Tommy Milner and Max Esterson: ButtKicker can help you bring down your lap times. Drive better with ButtKicker! Visit for more information.
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, including two new touring cars, an updated Watkins Glen, Knockhill Circuit, and the Porsche Experience Center Hockenheim!
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.
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: the Ring Taxi ride:
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 record!
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 events.Check out information on 2021 Season 3 right here:
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.
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.
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 season!
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.
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!
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.R series!
Comments (1)

Travis White

please increase the volume on the podcast. I've got it wide open an cant hear anything at work. my coworkers should be able to listen. if they want to or not.🤣

Nov 21st
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