iRacing.com – Talladega Available

As announced two weeks ago, iRacing.com has added the Talladega Superspeedway to the track lineup of their online racing simulation, bringing another legendary NASCAR venue to the sim.

Located in Talladega (Alabama), the 2,66 mile superspeedway is the largest and most steeply banked oval in the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Due to the high speeds reached on the track, Talladega is one of two restrictor plate race tracks alongside Daytona. The track opened in 1969 and accommodates 175.000 spectators, hosting races of all major NASCAR divisions.

Since there is no operation infield circuit at Talladega, the speedway is one of the very few iRacing tracks that comes with only one configuration – The 2.66 mile oval. iRacing subscribers can get the track now for $20, below are a few screenshots to check it out beforehand.

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  • UncleChuckle

    I’m sorry… *shakes head in cartoon fashion*… $20… For ONE TRACK. In a game that already has a monthly fee?!?! My god…

    “The track opened in 1969 and accommodates 1750.000 spectators”

    Erm… 1750 isn’t that many… Or of course perhaps that should be a comma meaning it holds 1.7 million spectators…

  • http://www.racinglinedevelopments.com the.cosmic.pope

    UncleChuckle:

    Erm… 1750 isn’t that many… Or of course perhaps that should be a comma meaning it holds 1.7 million spectators…

    1.7million is even more stupid than 1750. It holds 175,000. It was a typo by Montoya – I am sure he will fix it. Remember he isn’t a professional and runs this as a hobby. Don’t expect amazing journalism.

    And can we PLEASE not have another price discussion? I’d pay for VLM Mid Ohio and I’d pay for this. Some wouldn’t pay for VLM Mid Ohio, and they wouldn’t pay for this. It is a personal choice, big deal!

  • Klaas Jan

    Some people should be forced to pay for each silly comment they make on this blog.. :wink:

  • Vkt

    :roll:

  • http://www.racinglinedevelopments.com the.cosmic.pope

    Klaas Jan:
    Some people should be forced to pay for each silly comment they make on this blog..

    Some people would have to get a second job to fund their posting. :D

  • Floptickle

    Wooo! ANOTHER oval… :weird:

  • joseki

    I am so tired of all iRacing bashing. There is a couple of sims that I don’t like but other than endless crying I just don’t play em and ignore discussion if run into one.

    I understand that people have principles against monthly fees and it is even ok to say it publicly once or twice and of course some people just don’t like the sim at all. What I don’t understand is infantile abysmal flaming. Do you really think that your opinion isn’t clear to all?

    Bashing is so annoying that I have dropped off from some forums which is a pity.

  • Floptickle

    Yes, I am _CRYING_… Gees, relax. We all have different opinions.

  • joseki

    Floptickle:
    Yes, I am _CRYING_… Gees, relax. We all have different opinions.

    I wasn’t talking to you or any other in person, it was meant to be a universal rant…

  • unklepepper

    Im not yet an iRacing subscriber, id say some tracks do present more value for money than others, PLEASE dont take this as an oval bashing comment, but a track with only 4 turns is NOT worth $20, Vegas, homestead or daytona, perhaps as they have infield variants. Im waiting to see if watkins, sebring, road america & infineon will drop from $25 which I think is just too much.

  • Floptickle

    If they bring out some real-racing tracks(yes, I’m bashing :happy:) and some open-wheelers I might just subscribe, but not the way it is now.

  • Siggs

    For iRacing news posts, I just like to sit back and watch the mayhem :lol:
    .

  • http://arseforums.com/phpBB/ r8response

    They’re just getting the kiddie content out of the way before they cater to the older sim enthusiasts :happyevil:

    /sarcasm

  • http://www.virtualr.net Montoya

    Sometimes I´m really wondering, is there even a single NASCAR fan reading VirtualR?

    I seem to be the only one :sd:

  • Tifose

    so let’s get this if yuo want a new car you pay if you want a new track you pay if you wanna race online you pay if your out of cash you don’t play get a next job and play again i love iRacing

  • ral42

    Montoya, you’re not alone. Keep up the good work. I’m not much of a NASCAR fan these days but I did get to go to one race (at Lime Rock Park) and had a great time. And NASCAR Racing 4 was the first true sim I got to play with a wheel and pedals, and the first one I raced online with, so the type of racing holds a special place in my heart.

    Unfortunately we seem to have a few people around here who feel compelled to post the same stupid comments ad nauseam. I wonder what they think they’ll accomplish?

  • Tifose

    we would accomplish nothing!!! :sd: just the same stupid comment like yours!! people will always blow smoke up iRacing butt…. we must all live with it

    ral42:
    Montoya, you’re not alone. Keep up the good work. I’m not much of a NASCAR fan these days but I did get to go to one race (at Lime Rock Park) and had a great time. And NASCAR Racing 4 was the first true sim I got to play with a wheel and pedals, and the first one I raced online with, so the type of racing holds a special place in my heart.
    Unfortunately we seem to have a few people around here who feel compelled to post the same stupid comments ad nauseam. I wonder what they think they’ll accomplish?

  • unklepepper

    We live in a world of different opinions & we have the opportunity to voice those opinions. Its a shame some people, for & against a subject, find it hard to accept that someone else does not feel the same way as they do about a subject & can even take another persons opinions as a personal attack. :roll:

  • joseki

    You are right unklepepper but I don’t understand why some people have to mock iRacing and iRacers (or any other sim) everytime there is news about it.

    It is odd that if there is e.g. news that “a new car is coming to a iRacing” – several people laughs how stupid people are when paying those and when another news is published – there is again same people bashing and it just continues over and over. It is like linux vs. windows debate.

    I guess I’m doing my part to heat this situation and I apologize that. Not going to continue this anymore but will instead go to find some race and grap a beer or two.

  • Jos

    I remember racing these high speed tracks in some nascar games, but the fun part was driving the opposite way….

    unleash the carnage :lol:

    to vkt: you can do better then that :P

  • Stephen

    Looks like the iracing guys have some difficulty moddeling right turns :shock:

  • Vkt

    Montoya:
    Sometimes I´m really wondering, is there even a single NASCAR fan reading VirtualR?
    I seem to be the only one

    Jos:
    I remember racing these high speed tracks in some nascar games, but the fun part was driving the opposite way….
    unleash the carnage
    to vkt: you can do better then that :P

    ouch… :sad: let me try again… :lol:

    NASCAR is for a a bunch of backwards retarded rednecks. Nascar is just an excuse to watch T.V and get drunk. Why get drunk? because nobody sober would watch cars turn left for 4 hours. I guess it’s a way to get them out of their terrible life of drinking and making $30,000 a year. They are the autistic child of the North East U.S. They are as pathetic as a third world country. Its insane. You dont see anyone commenting that they like nascar. You know why? The dipshits cant afford a fuckin computer ROFL :sd:

  • Vkt
  • http://www.virtualr.net Montoya

    Yes, everybody who enjoys NASCAR is a stupid redneck while all F1 fans are downright genious.

    Wow, the world can be that simple. I seriously don’t think that you believe your own words. If you do, I have to feel sorry for you.

    Again, I´m always amazed how the NASCAR-haters feel the need to bash everytime the series is mentioned while I know many NASCAR fans who also enjoy Formula One and other road racing.

  • Sodapop

    Montoya:
    Yes, everybody who enjoys NASCAR is a stupid redneck while all F1 fans are downright genious.
    Wow, the world can be that simple. I seriously don’t think that you believe your own words. If you do, I have to feel sorry for you.
    Again, I´m always amazed how the NASCAR-haters feel the need to bash everytime the series is mentioned while I know many NASCAR fans who also enjoy Formula One and other road racing.

    I’m just amazed that you were able to translate the concept of turning right into the system of grunts that most NASCAR fans call a language.

  • http://www.bsimracing.com BSR-WiX

    i hope that the ” People without a life” finally start looking for one…

    Every time there is an iRacing post up, some brainless idiot feels the urge to let us know how much he dislikes the sim. I still cant understand what drives people to do that. Nobody that is reading the post , is interested in knowing who hates it. i guess a serious reader wants to hear some feedback from the people who like it, so thet can get some idea about the contend.

    - UncleChuckle: remarks about the pricing are also ridiculous. First of all, nobody holds a gun to your head and forces you to buy it. if you think it is overpriced , just don’t spend your money on it. Trying to point it out time after time does not make it cheaper.
    My neigbour owns a Mercedes AMG.. its overpriced in my opinion, but you don’t see me put my view about that in his mailbox every morning. it would be silly , don’t you agree. Also… apart from the fact you might find it expencive, the price has usually a reason.. they would not be able to sell it for that price if it was crap.. . the man worships his car…so i guess for him the price is right… get my drift.

    Common People .. its such a nice thing to have the VirtualR comment functions.. lets not rape them with verbal dictatorship.

  • LordRa9826

    It’s the “I only can afford a Hyunday so the Mercedes S65 AMG must be crap” syndrome.

  • http://www.racinglinedevelopments.com the.cosmic.pope

    The comments here are beginning to resemble YouTube comments. I hope Montoya can come up with a way of getting rid of the BS that is once again making the comments dreadful on this site.

  • unklepepper

    Vkt:
    oh dear god…
    http://www.hoosiergazette.com/images/nascar.jpg

    You made me sneeze red wine :lol:

    It hurts :sad2:

  • moving-target

    iRacing topic + NASCAR topic = :ooo:

    :wink:

  • Paul Kelly

    Vkt
    NASCAR is for a a bunch of backwards retarded rednecks. Nascar is just an excuse to watch T.V and get drunk. Why get drunk? because nobody sober would watch cars turn left for 4 hours. I guess it’s a way to get them out of their terrible life of drinking and making $30,000 a year. They are the autistic child of the North East U.S. They are as pathetic as a third world country. Its insane.

    Of course, there’s absolutely NO drinking culture in worldwide football. And I don’t think a drop of alcohol EVER is consumed at Le Mans during June, either. :roll:

    You’re doing a fine job of making yourself look like a jackass with your knowledge of NASCAR’s roots and geographical history. NASCAR was founded in the Southeast of the U.S., not the Northeast.

    And using salary as an argument chip? Just a tad condescending, don’t you think? There’s more money in the NASCAR paddock than any other series in the United States, with ease.

  • navalhawkeye

    Your going to resort to making fun of Autistic children? That’s real nice, asshole. Vkt, do all of us a favor and stop wasting our oxygen.

  • Paul Kelly

    Agreed, Naval. Hell, there was so many easy targets to shred in that nimrod’s post that I missed the most offensive and wrong of all. Apologies.

  • Raikku

    I think now when they’ve got massive amount of new subscribers, they should check pricing and maybe lower it little bit.

    Cars 10$ and tracks(all) 15$, or something like that…

    (I’ve 9 cars and 12 tracks now)

  • http://www.bsimracing.com BSR-WiX

    Raikku: very good point there . After the contenders have doubled, it would be nice and realistic to see a pricedrop.

  • Tifose

    price drop? iRacing dropping there price sorry the need to pay for all the work there doing and to pay back all that millions the spend to make this game

    in other words keep dreaming

    BSR-WiX:
    Raikku: very good point there . After the contenders have doubled, it would be nice and realistic to see a pricedrop.

  • http://www.bsimracing.com BSR-WiX

    Tifose: Up and till now , they followed a strict businessplan. Then why would you know or think a pricedrop is not one of the trajectory´s ? amazing how much crystal balls are sold lately…

  • navalhawkeye

    The thing is, they can drop the price. There is no physical cost to selling another track. They don’t have to burn another CD, and pay shipping on every track that they sell. So, if they cut the price in half, and sell three times as many tracks, then that’s what they should do. Their cost of production is the same no matter how many they sell.

  • Raikku

    ..err, i have 10 cars and 14 tracks now.

    Just to keep facts straight…

  • Paul Kelly

    navalhawkeye:
    The thing is, they can drop the price. There is no physical cost to selling another track. They don’t have to burn another CD, and pay shipping on every track that they sell. So, if they cut the price in half, and sell three times as many tracks, then that’s what they should do. Their cost of production is the same no matter how many they sell.

    Yes and no. The cost of production of the actual media is minimal — server space — for digital downloads.

    But the cost of actual production of the track is expensive due to the extensive laser scanning that iRacing performs at each facility. I doubt iRacing will drop the price of tracks when it starts building European circuits because it will cost an American-based company even more to fly staff and equipment across the pond to laser-scan those circuits than it does American circuits.

  • navalhawkeye

    Yes, I understand they are expensive to produce, but what I’m saying is that cost is static whether they sell 1 copy, or 1000 copies. Server costs are minimal because they already need a massive amount of server power/bandwidth anyway.

    Timothy Wheatley said the other day on the forums that European tracks won’t necessarily be more expensive than U.S. tracks. The reason Silverstone was so expensive was poor weather while they were scanning it, and caused it to take much longer.

  • unklepepper

    Poor weather? Silverstone? Never, every time i’ve been its bin…. oh wait :grin:

    Not sure where I heard this or if its true but iRacing were contracting a euro based company to scan tracks here?. This could be a more cost effective solution.

    About the price, I dont go on many other sim sites that have regular iracing discussions,so this is my only source of public opinion. Discounting the stupid troll comments, many negatives seem to be the price barrier alone but otherwise many including myself would join. So lowering the additional content price would mean more would become members, paying the subs, then even more tracks/cars are sold.

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