Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every Thursday. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! As the series prepares for its return to Homestead-Miami Speedway next week, we turn the spotlight to Letarte Esports’ Chris Shearburn, who scored his first series win here in last year’s finale:
Hometown: Springfield, IL
When did you start sim racing? Depends on what is considered sim racing. I started online racing around 1994/1995
Pre-race meal of choice? I don’t have time to eat before the race so I have to eat after. Usually Chicken and Kale. LOL
My day job is: I work at a kart racing parts distributor
My real-world daily driver is: 2018 Jeep Renegade
If I had a choice, my super power would be: To be able to hear people’s thoughts.
How would you describe your driving style? Probably more like Mark Martin/Matt Kenseth.
My biggest accomplishment on iRacing is: On iRacing specifically it was reaching 5,000 irating in less than 40 races. Now I’d have to say finally being an eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race winner.
The coolest part of being on my eNASCAR team is: How invested Steve is to the series. He isn’t just a name associated with the series. He really gets into the actual racing, how we perform, and working on new partnerships.
When I’m not running in eNASCAR, my favorite cars to run on iRacing are: Dirt….. both Oval and Road.
If you could add any non-Cup Series track to the eNASCAR schedule, which would you pick and why? I would have said COTA but they already added it. I’d say they need to diversify the schedule with more road courses and dirt tracks.
Congratulations! You’ve won the lottery and are going to start a NASCAR Cup Series team. Which driver are you hiring first and why? It’s a toss up between Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Kyle Larson. I believe those are the three best drivers in the series right now.
It’s the season finale and you’re in the Championship 4. Your biggest rival is leading the field to the green flag and you’re starting second. How are you getting the job done? I’d let the race unfold and pick the best strategy that would give me the best shot to be leading on the last lap.
Finally, where can we follow you on social media and streaming? @cshearburn on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/chrisshearburnracing on FB
In-sim photo via Justin Melillo