iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 4 brings visual updates to NASCAR NEXT Gen

Just six days before the Daytona 500 and the start of the NASCAR Cup Series season, iRacing’s latest patch gave sim racers the latest models of the new car, the NASCAR NEXT Gen. Whether you still call it the NEXT Gen or Current Gen or Generation 7, it should finally be up to date with all the changes made in the offseason.

NEXT Gen cars will now have the windshield scoop modeled as is, and the drivers’ last names will be stamped by iRacing on the driver’s side of the windshield. Also on the nose, the grille area has been slightly updated to the splitter area.

In the rear, the spoilers have been adjusted for the superspeedway and everywhere else. The SS spoiler is slightly shorter than it was, and the regular package is now at its proper height of 4 inches. On the rear window, slots have now been added.

This brings the cars up to date with what was seen on the track at the LA Coliseum clash and what will be seen this week at Daytona for the 500.” and the configurations have also been adjusted.

For NASCAR Xfinity Series vehicle enthusiasts on the iRacing service, your Class B Xfinity cars also received an update in the latest patch. Branding, contingencies and textures are all on spec as their season starts in five days, also at Daytona Int’l Speedway in the ‘BEEF. That’s what’s for dinner. 300.

It is not yet known when, or even if, we will get the updates for the NASCAR trucks that appeared towards the end of the season.

As the real-world LA Coliseum becomes a football stadium once again, the iRacing version will endure. In the Valentine’s Day patch, real-world data from NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum was collated and implemented on surface and grip levels. The rest of the patch doesn’t have much, but everything can be found in the official patch notes below.


Official iRacing Forums

  • The login form used by forums has become compatible with other desktop password managers, including the built-in manager in Firefox.


  • Fixed an issue where certain graphics mods were causing weird graphical glitches and excessive FPS reduction for VR users.


Ford ’34 Coupe Legends

  • iRacing configurations have been updated.

NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars

  • – – All three NASCAR Next Gen Class cars have been artistically overhauled, bringing them to actual specifications for the 2022 NASCAR season.
  • – – These upgrades include updated vehicle models, new textures, updated damage settings and new driver animations.
  • The front and rear springs can no longer wrap.
  • iRacing configurations have been updated.

NASCAR Xfinity Class Cars

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


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

  • The track grip settings have been slightly updated to better match the real world data that now exists.

Mount Washington Auto Route

  • Fixed a potential desktop crash issue on this track.

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