iRacing – 87 Monte Carlo & Thunderbird Stockcars Coming
A month ago, iRacing.com announced that with the help of Dale Earnhardt Jr. they would bring a laser-scanned version of the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway to the iRacing service. This was great news for the NASCAR fans out there, and soon many began to dream of having some classic stockcars to go with the historic track release.
Well, say no more. Today iRacing announced that both the iconic 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS and Ford Thunderbird Stock Cars will be joining the iRacing car portfolio.
With the help of Richard Childress Racing (RCR), the iRacing dev team was able to laser-scan the ’87 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in which NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, won the ’86 and ’87 championship.
In 1987, Dale Earnhardt earned his nickname “The Intimidator” after a thrilling race with Bill Elliott in the Winston NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, which brings us to the following car. The ’87 Ford Thunderbird was scanned with the help of NACAR driver Chase Elliott, who made it possible to access the car that was raced by his father Bill Elliott.
iRacing’s Executive Vice President Steve Myers already confirmed that in the next iRacing season, they will add an official series for the cars called NASCAR Legends.
Official Webpage – www.iRacing.com