NASCAR Next Gen Cars updated in latest iRacing patch

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After last week’s update improved the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the fourth iRacing 2022 Season 1 patch is available to download. It’s a relatively light update, but it does add a slew of updates for the NASCAR Next Gen cars to match the 2022 NASCAR season.

Let's find out what's new in the latest iRacing 2022 Season 1 update.

NASCAR Next Gen Cars updated in iRacing

Reflecting 2022 NASCAR season specifications, the latest update applies several changes to iRacing’s NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars.

As part of the update, all three NASCAR Next Gen Cars have been updated with new vehicle models, textures, damage parameters, and driver animations. The setups are also updated, while front and rear springs “may no longer coil bind.” The newly updated NASCAR Next Gen Cars arrive ahead of this weekend’s Daytona 500 race.

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The NASCAR Next Gen Cars have been updated in iRacing to reflect the 2022 NASCAR season

Last year, the NASCAR Next Gen Car debuted in iRacing ahead of its competition debut earlier this month at the LA Memorial Coliseum exhibition race. Updated for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series, the Next Gen Car boasts a redesigned chassis, independent rear suspension, and a sequential transmission.

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In addition, the NASCAR Xfinity class cars have been updated with new branding, textures, and decals to match the 2022 NASCAR season specifications.

The LA Memorial Coliseum also benefits from more accurate grip levels “to better match real-world data that now exists” and an issue in Mount Washington Auto Road that caused the game to crash has now been fixed.

You can find a full list of changes, fixes, and improvements in the iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 4 below.

iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 4 Release Notes [2022.02.12.02]

This Patch contains some updates and fixes for the 2022 Season 1 Release, as well as a full suite of updates for the NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars!

Simulation

iRacing Official Forums

  • The login form used by the forums has gained compatibility with additional desktop password managers, including Firefox's built in manager.
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Rendering

  • Fixed an issue where some graphics mods were causing strange graphical issues and excessive FPS reduction for VR users.

Cars

Legends Ford '34 Coupe

  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars

  • Upgraded cars!
  • All three NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars have received an artistic overhaul, bringing them up to the real-world 2022 NASCAR season specifications.
  • These upgrades include up-to-date vehicle models, new textures, updated damage parameters, and new driver animations.
  • Front and rear springs may no longer coil bind.
  • iRacing setups have been updated.
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NASCAR Xfinity Class Cars

  • Xfinity branding, vehicle textures, and contingency decals have all been updated to match the 2022 NASCAR season specifications.

Tracks

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • Track grip parameters have been updated slightly to better match real-world data that now exists.
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Mount Washington Auto Road

  • Fixed a potential crash-to-desktop issue at this track.