Words like faggot and autist are thrown around quite liberally in online gaming, but very rarely are insults on the internet actually justified. In 2010, iRacing had made a name for itself as the premiere online racing simulation, and had already started the iRacing.com Drivers World Championship on both racing disciplines the sim had to offer. Putting up a grand prize of $10,000, the two year-long championships were contested simaltaneously; one for the best Oval Racers within iRacing using the Chevrolet Impala Sprint Cup Car, and another for the best Open Wheel drivers on iRacing, at the time using the Dallara IW05 IndyCar.
The races were regularly streamed online for others to watch, as they represented what many consider to be the pinnacle of Sim Racing; albeit with a miniscule audience compared to competitive League of Legends matches. And for any event that’s being streamed over the internet, you needed commentators.
Daryl Morley called the action alongside partner Nim Cross, a duo that was broken up due to a plot twist that nobody saw coming.
This goes to show that everyone has a life away from the computer, and you never really know who you’re sharing the virtual track with. Almost all archived broadcasts featuring Morley calling the action have been removed from YouTube, a move that Vince McMahon and the WWE have popularized in recent years.