The next two events in the iRacing.com World Tour were the double events at Talladega, to coincide with the real world races in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series respectively.
I went into both races with the same approach – just stay at the back of whatever pack I was in, try to keep single file as much as possible and when double file leave ample space to account for any sudden moves by anyone.
It worked ‘reasonably’ well – certainly better than the Daytona 500 event, but still managed to pick up a huge number of incidents, and in both races I was wrecked out with less than 25 laps to go!
Started : 31st of 33
Finished : 25th, 24 laps down, DNF (8 incidents)
iRating : -43
Safety Rating : A/4.01 (-0.17)
iRacing.com Talladega 499 results (iRacing members only!)
Started : 23rd of 33
Finished : 20th, 20 laps down, DNF (12 incidents)
iRating : -20
Safety Rating : A/3.45 (-0.56)