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iRacing Season 2 Patch 6 brings NASCAR on road course updates

iRacing Season 2 Patch 6 heavy with NASCAR on road course updates

The next iRacing patch for Season 2 released on Thursday 13th May is very forward with updating all the NASCAR vehicles for the upcoming slew of roadies that is about to bestow the NASCAR schedule. 

iRacing Season 2 Patch 6 primarily includes an update to the tire model for all NASCAR stock cars on the service, including the ARCA Impala and all the legacy cars.

What the change is to those tires, well, we don’t know. It could mean less heat in the tires sooner, which means it could hold grip longer at higher speeds, a thing that was rumored to be an issue last year when the stock cars hit NASCAR’s Daytona Road Course.

It could also mean they are just “more realistic” with more precise data, so again, we won’t know exactly what until that virtual rubber is able to hit those virtual road tracks with enough testing time.

Another batch of changes came to the brand-new NASCAR NEXT Gen cars that debuted during the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series last week, mostly cosmetic in the sense of decal layering and the looks of damage from a distance, but the sounds now generate in the proper place, which is good, considering I haven’t seen one in person fired up yet, now I can know where not to stick my ears when I do get back to the track. 

Also, they removed the almighty reverse gear from all the NEXT Gen cars, so that’s a shame for those who were enjoying racing those cars backwards. THIS IS A SIMULATION, AFTER ALL. 

A Darlington Raceway pit glitch that would re-check tires in the middle of pit road was also remedied, and on the non-NASCAR side of things, the Dallara IR18 Indycar had some setups updated, possibly due to the start of all the Indianapolis 500 festivities that begin this weekend with the iRacing fixed setup Indy 500. 

All the patch notes can be found below. The update is live, so happy racing to you all!

2021 Season 2 Patch 6 – Release Notes [2021.05.12.03] 

iRACING UI: 

Friends List 

  • Fixed issues with the “Watch” and “Spot” options in the Friends List. 

SIMULATION: 

Race Control 

  • Fixed an issue with the missed start delay timing for standing starts if the starting grid has stalls that are beyond the start line. This was causing an unintentional extra lap’s-worth of delay. 
  • Fixed an issue where the pacing info box was subtracting a lap for how many to go green during road course cautions. 

Tires 

Stockcar tire parameters while running on Road courses have been updated, affecting the following vehicles: 

  • ARCA Menards Chevrolet Impala 
  • NASCAR Chevrolet Monte Carlo – 1987 
  • NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 
  • NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang 
  • NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Camry 
  • NASCAR Ford Thunderbird – 1987 
  • NASCAR Gander Outdoors Chevrolet Silverado 
  • NASCAR Gander Outdoors Ford F150 
  • NASCAR Gander Outdoors Toyota Tundra 
  • NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 
  • NASCAR Next Gen Ford Mustang 
  • NASCAR Next Gen Toyota Camry 
  • NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro 
  • NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang 
  • NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Supra 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2009 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet SS – 2013 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Ford Fusion – 2016 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Nationwide Chevrolet Impala – 2012 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Truck Chevrolet Silverado – 2008 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Xfinity Chevrolet Camaro – 2014 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Xfinity Ford Mustang – 2016 
  • [Legacy] NASCAR Xfinity Toyota Camry – 2015 

CARS: 

Dallara IR18 

  • iRacing setups have been updated. 

NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 / Ford Mustang / Toyota Camry 

  • Tire parameters have been updated slightly. 
  • Dynamic heating of brake pads has been adjusted. 
  • Some garage adjustment ranges for vehicle parameters have been updated. 
  • iRacing setups have been updated. 

NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 

  • Engine and transmission sounds now emit from the correct locations. 
  • Damage decals as seen at a long distance have been updated. 
  • Fixed an issue with an excessive reverse gear ratio. 

NASCAR Next Gen Ford Mustang 

  • Engine and transmission sounds now emit from the correct locations. 
  • Adjusted the stamping order of nose decals so custom numbers are placed over them. 
  • Damage decals as seen at a long distance have been updated. 
  • Fixed an issue with an excessive reverse gear ratio. 

NASCAR Next Gen Toyota Camry 

  • Engine and transmission sounds now emit from the correct locations. 
  • Adjusted the stamping order of nose decals so custom numbers are placed over them. 
  • Damage decals as seen at a long distance have been updated. 
  • Fixed an issue with an excessive reverse gear ratio. 

TRACKS: 

Charlotte Motor Speedway 

  • (Oval – 2018) – Track surface parameters have been updated. 

Circuit of the Americas 

  • (ALL) – Track surface parameters have been updated. 

Darlington Raceway 

  • Fixed an issue that could cause pit service checkboxes to be reset midway down pit road. 
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