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Vicente Salas Wins at Darlington Raceway eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

Vicente Salas Wins at Darlington Raceway eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

Darlington Raceway witnessed Vicente Salas’ second career triumph in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, further solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with.

Vicente Salas of Kanaan Esports secured his second eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series victory in the Sunoco 120 at Darlington Raceway, just hours after Bill McAnally Racing announced his upcoming NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series start.

Salas, starting fourth with a tribute livery to Tony Kanaan, took the lead during a pit cycle under caution on Lap 47 and maintained his position despite a late-race caution and eNASCAR Overtime. This win is his first of the season and the inaugural victory for Kanaan Esports in their second season.

“It’s nice to re-solidify that speed,” Salas said post-race. “In 2021, we kind of came out firing, and won at Richmond. It’s been really hard to put it together ever since. We did it in the Contender Series a few months ago, but to finally solidify our spot in the playoffs… I’m so incredibly thankful.”

Entering the race second in standings, Salas had a shot at the Segment 2 points victory, trailing behind Bobby Zalenski (Joe Gibbs Racing), Parker White (Williams Esports), Tucker Minter (William Byron eSports), and Steven Wilson (M80).

Wilson, who began on the pole, led the initial 46 laps but fell back after sliding through his pit box during the first caution, ultimately finishing fifth. Zalenski, starting 34th due to a mishap in qualifying, managed to finish 11th. White, who started eighth, dropped to 12th after the final restart, missing the Segment 2 title that required a seventh-place finish.

Salas was followed by other Deadzone Racing-affiliated drivers, with Casey Kirwan from Spire Motorsports finishing second and Kaden Honeycutt from JR Motorsports taking third. Dylan Duval from Nitro Circus Sim Racing, who started second, finished fourth.

Salas and Duval, both sporting throwback schemes, were among the top finishers, with Kollin Keister also in a throwback livery, finishing eighth. The race saw only two cautions and one lead change, a stark contrast to the previous week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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