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MRO Better Half iRacing Dash Returns

MRO Better Half iRacing Dash Returns

We do like the variety and generosity sim racing can give to so many people, MRO returns in iRacing with the better half racing.

Featuring the wives and girlfriends of NASCAR drivers, the MRO better half dash in iRacing is back, and all in the name of great racing and charity. Be sure to tune in and support this great event.

For the second straight year, iRacing and Motor Racing Outreach have teamed up with the wives and girlfriends of some of NASCAR’s biggest names to put on the Better Half iRacing Dash at Texas Motor Speedway. This year’s race can be seen on Thursday night at 6PM ET as part of NASCAR Race Hub on FS1, with many drivers racing from within the Fox Sports studio in hopes of claiming a $10,000 prize to be donated to the charity of their choice.

The Better Half Dash has a long and storied history as a real-world event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, most recently running with Bandolero cars each fall. Last year, the event made its return on iRacing, shifting to Legends cars and making the move to Texas, the current home of the NASCAR All-Star Race. Drivers will be split into two 15-lap heats on the quarter-mile Texas Legends oval before taking on a 40-lap main event.

McCall Gaulding scored last year’s victory and will be back for more as part of a 12-driver roster. The full lineup, as well as each driver’s crew chief (either a significant other or trusted teammate) and chosen charity, is as follows:



Crew Chief


2Cami CreedSheldon CreedMartin Truex Jr. Foundation
4Taylor NemechekJohn Hunter NemechekMultiple Sclerosis Foundation
9Jamie LambertNoah GragsonMotor Racing Outreach
11Kenzie HemricDaniel HemricMRO/Feed NC
17Kennedy GauldingTaylor GrayPlace of Hope
22Jennifer SelfAustin Wayne SelfSoldiers for Faith Ministries
25Kristin LabonteBobby LabonteMotor Racing Outreach
31Kendall AndersonJordan AndersonChildren’s Hope Alliance
34Jacquelyn RaganDavid RaganMotor Racing Outreach
38McCall GauldingZane SmithFeeding America
48Jessica IvesGreg IvesMRO/BraveStep
51Kate LummusGreg StumpffNine Line Foundation


Charitable contributions are the driving force behind the event, both before the first green flag flies and after the checkered flag drops. Leading up to the event, drivers have been soliciting donations, with the two biggest pre-race totals earning the top two starting spots for the feature. To support, fans may either donate directly to Motor Racing Outreach in their chosen driver’s name, or by entering the first initial and last name in the notes or discount code section when purchasing the official event T-shirt. The feature winner, meanwhile, will earn a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice.

For more information about the 2022 Better Half iRacing Dash, visit

Darren Buckner

Darren Buckner

Darren became a member of Simrace247 in January 2021 and has been a valuable addition to the platform ever since. He began his journey as an Editor and has progressed to the position of Editor in Chief, owing to his unwavering commitment and hard work. With his profound interest in motorsport and gaming, Darren is passionate about sharing news and exceptional content with like-minded people worldwide.View Author posts

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