Next up on the iRacing special event calendar is the iRacing Coke 600

Next on iRacing’s 2023 special event calendar is one for the NASCAR fans. It’s the longest oval race of the year on both the official iRacing calendar and in real-world celebrations: This week, the iRacing Coke 600 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the three NASCAR NEXT Gen Cup cars.

Similar to the iRacing Daytona 500 earlier this year, this Coke 600 will be accessible through official NASCAR iRacing Series races. There are several races that can be entered for both the open setup and fixed setup series. Additionally, if you’ve already competed in NiS, those results count towards the official rankings for the series.

Since more people are expected to register due to the special nature of the event and the track is among the venues included in the subscription, the championship points, iRating gain and safety rating increase could be huge. 400 laps is a lot, so be sure to plan accordingly. This is not a team race, so there is no driver swap!

Unfortunately, there is no official iRacing Indy 500 this year. So for those of us who are used to driving the virtual double, there’s always a chance it’ll be back next year.

Full details of the special NASCAR event are below. Again, this is set to be contested in the NASCAR iRacing Series, not its own separate series, so be sure to check those out to enter.

iRacing Coke 600 INFO (Source: iRacing UI / Forums)

  • Events: 24-29 May (Registration from 30 minutes before the start of the event)
TIME WINDOW # DATE TIME (GMT) TIME (ET) SET UP
1 May 24 (Wed) 21:00 17:00 FIRMLY
2 May 25 (Thu) / May 24 (Wed) 01:00 (Thu) 21:00 (Wed) OPEN
3 May 25 (Thu) 19:00 15:00 OPEN
4 May 26 (Friday) / May 25 (Thursday) 01:00 (Fri) 21:00 (Thu) FIRMLY
5 May 27 (Sat) / May 26 (Fri) 01:00 (Sat) 21:00 (Fri) OPEN
6 May 27 (Sat) 10:00 a.m 06:00 FIRMLY
7 May 27 (Sat) 16:00 12:00 p.m FIRMLY
8th May 28 (Sunday) 14:00 10:00 a.m OPEN
9 May 29 (Mon) / May 28 (Sun) 01:00 (Mon) 21:00 (Sun) FIRMLY
  • Rail: Charlotte Motor Speedway – Oval – 2018
    • License – D 4.0 Oval
    • Sim date (clock setting): May 28, 2023
    • Sim start time (time of day setting): 18:00
  • session settings
    • Warm up: 3 minutes
    • Qualifying: Attached & Solo, 5 minutes for 2 laps
    • Race length: 400 laps, 600 miles
    • Weather: Dynamic, 1X time
    • Shares by: iRating
    • Team event: NO
    • Drive through penalty limit: 17x incidents
    • DQ limit: 25x incidents
    • Field size: Up to 37 cars
    • Tire contingent: 13 sets in total (12 in the pits, 1 on the car)
    • Precautions: A
    • Overtime attempts: Up to 3
    • Lucky Dog / Wave Around: ON
    • Starting Zone: ON
  • cars
    • Next Generation NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    • NASCAR Cup Series Next Generation Ford Mustang
    • NASCAR Cup Series Next Generation Toyota Camry

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