Watch the video of the wild iRacing finish for the NASCAR Hall of Famer
iRacing is a digital racing simulator. MOONCAR is a league on the service that’s become popular enough to grab the attention of real-world stars turned gamers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.
This week, the MOONCAR Series ran a race at Talladega Superspeedway. A digital version of the same track NASCAR will race this weekend.
The race saw a restart with just two laps to go. Dale Earnhardt Jr restarted in the 3rd position.
As they took the white flag, all hell broke loose. Martinez was turned from the outside lane through the tri-oval. As he slid across the track, 10+ cars were collected.
Dale Jr narrowly escaped the crash. Instead, Jr resurfaced in 2nd rolling into turn one. Butler led off turn two with Wynn in 3rd.
Off turn four for the final time, Dale Jr had a run on race leader Butler. At the same time, Wynn had a run on Dale Jr.
Dale Jr worked to the outside of Butler but pushed through the tri-oval. Wynn was able to fit between them and they ran three wide to the finish line.
Butler clipped Wynn, turning him into Dale Jr. All three leaders were crashing across the finish line.
Dale Earnhardt Jr got turned around backwards. The car caught air but he still crossed the finish line with the win. Backwards and upside down, Dale Earnhardt Jr won on the digital Talladega Superspeedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr comments on MOONCAR win at Talladega
It was his first MOONCAR race and he won in his first try.
“Man that was wild! A lot of fun,” Dale Earnhardt Jr stated over the radio communication just seconds after crossing the line.
“I feel better now because I threw away that dirt race we were running right before this. Leading and right front into the fence. Stepped on it really bad.”
“But, that was pretty fun. Especially coming across the finish line backwards, in the air.”
“I just want to thank y’all. I appreciate what y’all do. Y’all got a great buzz going on, on the service. It’s pretty cool. I follow along on social media and see what y’all are up to. It’s great to finally be part of it.”
“I think it’s pretty cool to win a race in the air but apparently this happens nightly in MOONCAR,” Dale Earnhardt Jr added via social media.