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Racing News: IROC Plans Return at Lime Rock, NASCAR Sets All-Star Race Format

By SEMA News Editors

IROC Plans Return at Lime Rock Park

IROC Holdings, the rights holder to the International Race of Champions (IROC) brand, will hold the first IROC event in nearly 20 years as part of the SpeedTour All-Star Race weekend at Lime Rock Park on July 19-20.


IROC (International Race of Champions) is a series that held races from 1973 to 2006, which brought together drivers from all forms of motorsport to race identical cars on historic tracks. NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Ray Evernham and former NASCAR Cup Series team owner and venture capitalist Rob Kauffman founded IROC Holdings and acquired the rights to the IROC brand earlier this year.

The IROC event at Lime Rock Park will feature original IROC race cars on track and on display throughout the weekend, including nearly every generation of IROC race cars, with many being driven by former IROC drivers. The IROC paddock will feature appearances by some of the original IROC racers, Q&A sessions, and IROC-branded merchandise.

IROC has also opened entry applications for anyone who owns IROC race cars and would like to display or drive in the event.

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NASCAR Sets Format for All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway

NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports have announced details for the 2024 NASCAR All-Star Race to be held on Sunday, May 19, at the newly paved North Wilkesboro Speedway.

NASCAR All-Star Race Logo

The event will include two heat races to set the All-Star Race starting lineup, a 100-lap All-Star Open, and a 200-lap main event, which will debut several new features including a tire strategy element, a new Qualifying/Pit Crew Challenge format and pitting requirements.

The primary new element in the format centers around tire type and allotment. Potentially, three different tires will be utilized throughout the event weekend: a "prime tire" (the baseline tire), an "option tire" (slick tires, but made with the same rubber as the wet weather tire, making it a softer tire with more grip and faster wear) and "wet weather" (the wet weather tire only used if the track is wet). The 'Goodyear Eagle' lettering will be yellow on the prime tires, red on the option tires, and white on the wet-weather tires.

For more details, read the full announcement here.

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