Richmond Raceway eSports welcomes Michael Conti, the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS) champion, as the sixth and final member of the inaugural CHAOS CREW iRacing Team. Conti, a New Jersey native and current Charlotte, N.C. resident, will drive the #5 4FRONT, formerly PCG SportsDesk, during the 2018 NPAS season.
Conti will join his CHAOS CREW teammates Marcus Richardson of the #1 TOYOTA OWNERS 400, Nick Ottinger of the #18 Federated Auto Parts 400, Jimmy Mullis of the #27 RacingVirginia.com, Logan Clampitt of the #46 Richmond Raceway, and Brian Schoenburg of the #55 HeymanHustle.com to compete in the upcoming 2018 NPAS Season.
“I'm honored to be a part of the growth of Richmond Raceway eSports,” said Conti, 2014 NPAS Champion. “I am confident we are going to drive this initiative forward in 2018. Never before has the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series had a NASCAR sanctioned track field its own entry, and I can only hope the success of this deal will bolster my place in the series and attract the interest of other tracks and affiliates alike.”
The newly formed CHAOS CREW iRacing Team will compete in the 2018 NPAS season beginning with the Daytona race on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. (ET) on iRacing Live with coverage provided by RaceSpot TV.
“Michael’s accomplishments in the iRacing world have already resulted in one NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Championship, and like his other CHAOS CREW teammates, he is going to be a another strong contender for the 2018 championship,” said Richmond Vice President Mike Waddell.
Conti will be driving the #5, featuring a primary sponsorship from Richmond Raceway’s digital agency of record, 4FRONT (formerly PCG SportsDesk). Founded in 2007, 4FRONT is a sponsorship and consultancy firm focused on driving traditional and non-traditional revenue growth in the sports and entertainment industries. With offices in Chicago, Dallas and Denver, 4FRONT has worked with some of the best sports organizations in the nation including Hendrick Motorsports and Major League Baseball.
“Our team has a rich history of helping International Speedway Corporation tracks and NASCAR embrace a digital mindset and design some of the world’s most innovative sports marketing strategies,” said Dan Migala, Co-Founder and Partner of 4FRONT. “It’s a natural evolution that we partner with Michael Conti and the CHAOS CREW to put this team at the forefront of NASCAR eSports.”
Conti finished ninth in the 2017 NPAS standings. Fans can follow Conti on Twitter at @mikeconti5.
The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series is iRacing’s World Championship series officially sanctioned by NASCAR. The series features the world’s most elite oval sim-racers competing on simulated version of the actual real-world NASCAR tracks and Gen6 cars available on iRacing.
Rounds run every other Tuesday night starting Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. (ET). Each round will be broadcast live to the general public on iRacing Live, with coverage provided by RaceSpot TV. For the full 2018 NPAS schedule, click here.
Stay up to date with the CHAOS CREW iRacing Team throughout the 2018 NPAS season, by following the team on Twitter at @CHAOSCREWRVA.
Richmond Raceway 2018 NASCAR Season
The Toyota Spring Race Weekend returns “under the lights” for the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash4Cash race and TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on April 20-21.
Richmond’s Fall Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will make history with the grand opening of Richmond Raceway Reimagined (Reimagined), a $30 million infield redevelopment project, along with hosting the Go Bowling 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff race and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race on Sept. 21-22. To learn more about Reimagined, visit richmondracewayreimagined.com.
Tickets for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend and Fall Playoff Race Weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.