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What is this thing?

The JJ Spotter Pack is an audio add-on for iRacing. Its goal is to significantly heighten the immersion factor of simracing by replacing the default in-sim spotter/crew chief with authentic audio from crew chief Chad Knaus and spotter Earl Barban. Even though the dialog came from stock car oval racing, the pack is purposely designed to be used for any vehicle, and for both oval and road racing. With over 3,800 samples in the pack, no two races will ever sound the same.

There are 2 versions of the JJSP: The Standard Pack, and the Cuss Pack. The Standard Pack is PG'ish, nothing you wouldn't hear on network television on a Friday night. The Cuss Pack contains the same content as the Standard Pack, but also includes profanity. It's not overboard. In all, only 3% of the Cuss Pack contains adult language. It's enough to make it colorful.

Installation instructions are detailed further down the page....

Project History

The JJ Pack was first brought to life on March 13th, 2003 for NASCAR Racing 2003 Season by Papyrus. After 3 years and 21 updated versions, it reluctantly became a "finished product" for NR03.

A couple years later when iRacing came onto the scene, the JJ pack began its migration. It started as a simple port job from NR03, but it has changed a lot since then, including a whole spotter replacement from Chris Osborne to Earl Barban in version 5.00. Work continues on further expanding the pack in iRacing, unless otherwise stated.


Please do not re-post the files from my work on another site, or use them in another project for this sim or any other sim: The usual and reasonable wishes from any artist or creator of things.

JJ Spotter Pack for NASCAR Racing 2003 Season

I've moved all the NR03 stuff to its own page. Click here to go there.

Latest Site News


v6.71 Update Now Available

This update contains... pit road clips. The latest iRacing build brought new sound for when your pit stop is complete. So with this update, Chad now yells at you some more. That's the only update from v6.70. I've got other things that I'm slowly working on, but that is all destined for v6.80.

Also going forward, to make it slightly easier to build the different versions of packs (Standard -vs- Cuss), both will contain the same sound files. The only difference will be the message file. That's the file that tells the sim what to play. The Standard pack's message file will be altered so that it will not play any of the cuss audio.

I uploaded both versions in self-installing .exe files like usual, plus just the .zipped up sound files as well. It was brought to my attention that the installer doesn't work on Macs... or Linux.. or DOS.. or whatever it was. With the .zip, they'd just have to be unzipped to the correct folder manually. See below.

Installation Instructions

* Download your version and format of choice; There are 4 files to choose from to suit your needs. You only need 1 of them.

-- JJ Spotter Pack v6.71 (exe) : The Standard spotter pack version in a self-installing .exe file. It should create and extract all the sound files to the proper folder.

-- JJ Spotter Pack v6.71 (zip) : The Standard pack with just the zipped up sound files. You'll have to extract the zip manually to the correct folder location.

-- JJ Spotter-Cuss Pack v6.71 (exe) : The Cuss Pack version in a self-installing .exe file. It should create and extract all the sound files to the proper folder.

-- JJ Spotter-Cuss Pack v6.71 (zip) : The Cuss Pack with just the zipped up sound files. You'll have to extract the zip manually to the correct folder location.

If you installed iRacing to the default directory...

* Just run the .exe installer and everything will take care of itself. It will create a "JJ Spotter Pack" folder and extract all the sound files into it.

If you installed iRacing to a custom directory, or used Steam... or you are using the .zip files...

* You will first have to locate where the iRacing core software files are. You can do a hard drive search for "spcc" and the folder should come up.

* The \\iRacing\sound\spcc folder is what you're looking for. You will see a few default sound pack folders already in there; chrisWheeler, darrenManing, tj_and_steve. If you see those, you're in the right place.

* Create a new folder in that SPCC directory. Name it whatever you want.

* If using the .exe installer, point it to that new folder that you made when it prompts for a destination. If you're using the .zip format, extract it into the folder you created.

* When all is well, your folder tree should look something like this;
\\iRacing\sound\spcc\Your Created Spotter Folder

* Once installed, launch the sim and go into the Sound Options and select the JJSP from the voicepack drop down list. If you don't see it there, it's most likely because the spotter folder was created in a place where the sim isn't looking for it. Reference the picture above, that's where it should go. The voicepacks listed in the sim come right from the folder names in that \\spcc folder.

* After selecting it, you'll have to restart the sim before the pack will take effect.

Lap Times

If you didn't know, you can customize the format that lap times are given to you. The default is the full time, down to the thousandth of a second. [MM:SS.XXX] I personally go with an abbreviated format [SS.XX] to replicate how Chad gives times. However way you prefer, this can be customized in the app.ini file. Look for the [SPCC] tag toward the bottom. This is what mine looks like.