Mode Motorsports to join the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series
CHICAGO, Ill. (March 08, 2019) – Chicago Bears Offensive Guard, Kyle Long, along with Mode Motorsports and Mode Media House, announced today their partnership with iRacing and the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series. The series, which kicked-off on February 12, pits drivers against each other in virtual replicas of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars with precise digital facsimiles of the most iconic NASCAR tracks raced on in the real-world series, and boasts a prize pool of over $100,000.
The team will compete with two cars in the series. #75, Phil Diaz and #24 Cody Byus have been selected to drive for Mode Motorsports for the remainder of the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series schedule with the goal of growing the series and bringing more eyes to the rising eSport of iRacing.
"It's an honor to be drafted by Mode Motorsports and Kyle Long for the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series season,” said Diaz. “As a fan of both NASCAR and the NFL, it's the best situation I could ask for. Throughout our conversations I've learned one thing, Mode Motorsports are huge iRacing fans and iRacers themselves, bringing a unique perspective on how to help the iRacing and eNASCAR platforms grow, and I look forward to building our relationship during the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series season."
"First and foremost, I just want to thank Kyle Long and everyone from the entire Mode Motorsports family for giving me this opportunity,” said Byus. “It is truly a privilege to be drafted for the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series. It’s always exciting to reach out to new fan bases, and to have Kyle behind us bringing new eyes to our series. We’re all ready to get the ball rolling come Auto Club and kick off this new partnership the right way."
Long joined the Chicago Bears as the 20th overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft. Son of Pro Football Hall of Fame Defensive End Howie Long, Long [Kyle] enjoys streaming on Twitch when he is not on the football field. As a Twitch Partner, one of the world’s largest social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture and creative arts, the next step was for Long [Kyle] was to evolve himself in eSports.
“I'm extremely excited to partner up with the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series, said Long. “I've always been a fan of NASCAR and my involvement in iRacing has made this an easy decision. My love of gaming has always been a driving factor in my everyday life as far as hobbies and interests go. I'm very humbled about this opportunity and I am looking forward to seeing what Mode Motorsports along with Cody Byus and Phillip Diaz can do this year.” - Kyle Long
“We are thrilled to have Kyle Long and Mode Motorsports join the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series,” said Tony Gardner, president iRacing. “Kyle’s competitive nature as an NFL athlete and passion for iRacing, NASCAR and gaming overall, is a perfect fit to be an owner in this series. His impressive reach to a variety of markets is also a welcome addition to help raise awareness of the series and iRacing.”
Team to begin competition at Round 3 in Fontana, CA on March 12 live on iRacing eSport Network, , NASCAR Facebook Live, MRN.com and PEAKAuto.com
2019 eNASCAR iRacing Series Schedule
Round 1 Daytona International Speedway February 12
Round 2 Las Vegas Motor Speedway February 26
**Round 3 Auto Club Speedway March 12
Round 4 Texas Motor Speedway March 26
Round 5 Richmond Raceway April 9
Round 6 Talladega Superspeedway April 23
Round 7 Kansas Speedway May 7
Round 8 Charlotte Motor Speedway May 21
Round 9 Sonoma Raceway June 11
Round 10 Chicagoland Speedway June 25
Round 11 Kentucky Speedway July 9
Round 12 Pocono Raceway July 23
Round 13 Michigan International Speedway August 6
Round 14 Bristol Motor Speedway August 20
**First round Mode Motorsports will be competing in
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About Mode Media House
Mode Media House provides the most forward-thinking solutions and services to our clients while expanding and growing their digital footprints. We strive to build brands that stand out by focusing on branding, comprehensive services, athlete management, consulting, sponsorship and project management. Additionally, by supporting the gaming-world via Twitch, we are able to showcase our client’s charitable causes by engaging gaming fans all over the world who use the platform to connect with their favorite athletes. Mode Media House clients include Chicago Bears’ Kyle Long, Los Angeles Rams’ CJ Anderson, and others. Visit www.ModeMediaHouse.com for more information.
The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, IMSA, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, the World of Outlaws, the United States Auto Club and General Motors.