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Finishing the 2018 season fourth in the championship, 20-year old, Ryan Norman is back with Andretti Autosport, and will chase the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship as a seasoned veteran in the field.

“I’m really excited to finally make it official that I’ll be returning to Andretti Autosport for my third season competing in Indy Lights," said Norman. “We’ve built a solid foundation over the past two years and I’m ready to fight for wins, podiums and ultimately the championship, with such a great group of people who have become like a family to me.” 

 

Norman melded the competitive pieces together and showed remarkable strides during the second stint of the 2018 season – capturing three of his four total podiums, claiming the pole position at the season finale in Porltand and chasing the checkered flag all the way to his first victory at Gateway Motorsports Park.   

 

“We’re very happy that Ryan is rejoining us for his third season of Indy Lights,” said Andretti Autosport President, JF Thormann. “We were pleased with his performance this past season, and his potential as a driver began to really shine after his win at Gateway [Motorsports Park]. He’s right on track with his progression plan put together by his engineering team, and we feel strongly that he has what it takes to be a contender for the 2019 championship.”  

 

Opening weekend for the 2019 Indy Lights season kicks off on the streets of St. Petersburgh, Florida. The field of young, talented drivers will chase the checkered flag twice, with the green flag waving for Race 1 on Saturday, March 9 followed by Race 2 held on Sunday, March 10.    

 

For more information, visit AndrettiAutosport.com.
The Southeast Conference has released its 2019 SCCA® U.S. Majors Tour® competition calendar. A total of six weekends, 12 races in all, make up the schedule that runs from January to early June.
 
All but two race weekends on the Southeast Conference schedule are three-day events. The two-day events are slated for June at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Roebling Road. Three events on the Southeast Conference schedule have also been named Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tourseries dates, with one of those events taking place in April at VIRginia International Raceway -- a venue which will host the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® later in October.
 
As always, the calendar below is subject to change, but the current 2019 U.S. Majors Tour Southeast Conference schedule is comprised of the following:
- January 4-6: Homestead-Miami Speedway; Homestead, Florida
 
- January 11-13: Sebring International Raceway; Sebring, Florida
 
- March 15-17: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta; Braselton, Georgia
 
- April 12-14: VIRginia International Raceway; Alton, Virginia
(Dual Southeast/Northeast Conference Event)
 
- June 8-9: Charlotte Motor Speedway; Concord, North Carolina
 
- June 29-30: Roebling Road; Bloomingdale, Georgia
 
Schedules for other SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Conferences will be published as they are finalized. Only SCCA Full Competition and SCCA Pro Racing License holders may register for the U.S. Majors Tour or Hoosier Super Tour series. Again this year, both the U.S. Majors Tour and Hoosier Super Tour serve as pathways to the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® being held at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
 
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA's activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.

Officials from the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) announce the addition of a “Sportsman” class to the IHRA Summit SuperSeries program beginning in 2019.

The Sportsman class is open to door cars only (12.00 & slower in the ¼-mile and 7.50 & slower in the 1/8-mile). The use of trans brakes, two steps, and delay boxes are prohibited in the Sportsman class.

Sportsman racers who win Summit SuperSeries track championships or Summit Team Finals events will be invited to compete at the Summit SuperSeries World Finals October 17-19 at Memphis International Raceway for their chance to win the first ever Sportsman National Champions and a $5,000 payout.

“The Sportsman class was added after receiving a lot of feedback from our dedicated members about forming no electronics class,” IHRA Vice President Skooter Peaco said. “We are excited to have these competitors running for a spot in the Summit SuperSeries World Finals in 2019 and making the 18th season of the Summit SuperSeries one for the record books by crowning our first Sportsman World Champion in October.”

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 The Western Conference has released its 2019 SCCA® U.S. Majors Tour® competition calendar. Seven different venues will host Western Conference events this year for a total of 14 races. The season opens in Southern California in January and travels up the Pacific Coast during the year before coming to a close in July back in California at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
 
Four of the seven events will be three-day weekends, and two tracks on the schedule previously hosted the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®. Additionally, three events on the Western Conference schedule are Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour series dates, with those events taking place at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, Portland International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
 
As always, the calendar below is subject to change, but the current 2019 U.S. Majors Tour Western Conference schedule is comprised of the following:
- January 12-13: Sonoma Raceway; Sonoma, California
 
- February 1-3: Auto Club Speedway; Fontana, California
 
- March 2-3: Willow Springs Raceway; Rosamond, California
 
- April 26-28: Buttonwillow Raceway Park; Buttonwillow, California
 
- May 18-19: Portland International Raceway; Portland, Oregon
 
- May 25-27: Pacific Raceways; Kent, WA
 
- July 26-28: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca; Salinas, California
 
Schedules for other SCCA U.S. Majors Tour Conferences will be published as they are finalized. Only SCCA Full Competition and SCCA Pro Racing License holders may register for the U.S. Majors Tour or Hoosier Super Tour series. Again this year, both the U.S. Majors Tour and Hoosier Super Tour serve as pathways to the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® being held in October 8-13 at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia.
 
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both Club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA's activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit www.scca.com.
 
Loni Unser is heading to the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout this Friday for chance to earn a $100,000 scholarship for the 2019 Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
 
The developing driver was initially among a dozen competitors invited to submit a written and video proposal to the Mazda Road to 24 program. She is among four candidates shortlisted to attend the Shootout, the final stage of the selection process. The drivers will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges.
 
With a background in line-finding sports including ski racing, Unser started racing cars in 2017 and has shown promise in NASA Rocky Mountain Spec Miata competition. She is now ready to step up to the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup.
 
The young driver carries her family name to a new generation of fans. Her grandfather was Jerry Unser, the first of the famous Unsers to race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. From then on, the Unser family has won the prestigious Indianapolis 500 nine times and become known as “The First Family” of American auto racing.
 
Currently studying Environmental Design at the University of Colorado Boulder, Unser maintains a strong GPA while balancing the demands of her motorsport schedule. Her racing career is made possible through partnerships with companies that are supporting her early development including Cooper Tire, TRITEC Seals, and AMSOIL.
 
The other three candidates in the Mazda Road to 24 Shootout are Michael Carter, Matthew Dirks, and Hannah Grisham.
 
Mazda Motorsports boasts the most comprehensive auto racing development ladder system of any auto manufacturer in the world. Over the course of 12 previous seasons of the Mazda Road to 24 and eight seasons of the Mazda Road to Indy, the manufacturer has awarded over $12 million in scholarships. In grassroots road racing, more Mazdas race on any given weekend in North America than any other manufacturer.
 
Follow the Mazda Road to 24 on social media using the hashtag #MRT24. Find Unser at @LoniUnser
Sports Car Club of America's Board of Directors approved the rule set to create GT-X, a new Summit Racing Equipment Road Racing class designed to capture internationally-homologated cars and tube-frame cars outside of the current available classes. Eligible cars will include those homologated to FIA GT3, SRO GT4 and TCR specifications.
 
The GT-X class will be eligible at all Regional, Majors and Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA® Super Tour events in 2019. That will not include the 2019 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, although it could be considered for future Runoffs events.
 
"There is a huge movement worldwide for homologated GT and Touring-style racecars, but there hasn't been a clear way for all of these cars to race with SCCA," SCCA Vice President and COO Eric Prill said. "The Club Racing Board's introduction of the GT-X class is a very simple and elegant solution for people to enjoy these spectacular cars with SCCA."
 
In addition to the FIA GT3, SRO GT4 and TCR classes, which will follow international vehicle regulations, GT-X will also welcome tube frame cars currently classified in SCCA GT-1 that wish to add additional aerodynamic, wheel, brake and fuel delivery modifications, as well as cars built previous to Grand-Am tube-frame specs.
 
"The purpose of GT-X is to provide a place for these cars to race within SCCA, not necessarily balance performance of each car or one specific class rule set to another," SCCA Club Racing Board Chairman-Elect Peter Keane said.
 
Because it is not a class that will be actively managed with balance of performance adjustments once the season has started, GT-X will race for event awards and contingency prizes, but for 2019 will not recognize Majors Conference or Hoosier Super Tour championships.
 
SCCA has obtained permission to use the current rule sets through their respective organizing bodies, including the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA), Stephane Ratel Organization (SRO) and World Sporting Consulting (WSC).
 
The 58th season of racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will feature its largest and most diverse spectator schedule in 2019. Eight event weekends are slated for the 330-acre permanent facility in Lexington, Ohio, which will extend into fall next season.
 
The Americas Rallycross (ARX) Championship comes to the Midwest for the first time, June 8-9, then returns for a second weekend, October 5-6, for a doubleheader of the Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio. The races for ARX and ARX2 competition will be held on a temporary 0.7-mile, 10-turn asphalt and dirt configuration with a jump constructed in the “Keyhole” section of Mid-Ohio.
 
Rallycross is the fastest growing form of racing in the world and showcases action sports stars and world-class automotive manufacturers. IMG, the global sports and entertainment agency, is the promoter of the North American-based ARX Championship.
 
“There is no better way to introduce the sport of rallycross in America’s Heartland,” said Paul Bellamy, managing director of rallycross at IMG. “Partnering with Green Savoree Racing Promotions, an experienced motorsports management company, and our founding partner, Cooper Tires, at the historic Mid-Ohio facility creates a unique opportunity to connect with current motorsport fans in the area and creating new rallycross and action sports minded fans throughout the Midwest.”
 
The National Auto Sports Association (NASA) Championships Presented by Toyo Tires, September 18-22, returns to the 2.4-mile, 15-turn road course after a seven-year absence serving as a national championship event for amateur racers. Nearly 500 competitors in over 20 race classes will compete for crowns. Mid-Ohio hosted the inaugural NASA Championships in 2006 through 2008, and it returned again in 2011 and 2012.
 
“I still remember our first Championships event at Mid-Ohio,” said NASA Vice President, Jeremy Croiset. “We took in all the feedback we received at our Championships event this year and ultimately decided to return to the singular Championships event format. The 2019 Championships will be our sixth time at Mid-Ohio, and it’s a track racers love. It has everything from long, fast straightaways to corners with tricky elevation and camber changes, and lots of opportunities for passing. It’s a great facility for our Championships event.”
 
The Acura Sports Car Challenge, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech Championship, will be the Mid-Ohio season-opener for a second consecutive year in May. Additionally, the Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days follow on their traditional weekends in June and July, respectively. Then, Indy cars return in late July for the 35th time for Ohio’s largest motorsports event, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, followed by the NASCAR Xfinity Series back for a seventh straight year in early August.
 
“This is one of the most exciting and diverse racing schedules Mid-Ohio has ever showcased in its history. IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars and rallycross to motorcycles, there truly is something for everyone this season,” said Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President, Craig Rust. “We look forward to welcoming some of the country’s best amateur racers back to Mid-Ohio next September for the NASA Championships, and beginning a spectacular new tradition with the Cooper Tires ARX at Mid-Ohio.”
 
The complete 2019 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course schedule is as follows:
 
Acura Sports Car Challenge (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship) – May 3-5
Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio – June 8-9
Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio – June 21-23
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – July 5-7
The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (IndyCar Series event) – July 26-28
NASCAR Xfinity Series event – August 9-10
NASA Championships – September 18-22
Cooper Tires ARX of Mid-Ohio – October 5-6
 

American Flat Track has finalized its 2019 schedule and prepares to launch ticket sales in time for the holidays.

 

The 2019 running of the New York Short Track at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, NY has been moved back one week to July 13, 2019. Race fans can plan on an entire weekend of excitement, as AFT Events will once again throw a pre-race kickoff party with food, live music, entertainment and rider meet & greet session.

 

AFT's season finale returns to the Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment at the famed MetLife Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ for a second running of the Meadowlands Mile. The race is set for September 28, 2019 - one week earlier than its 2018 date. This venue provided showstopping race action in 2018 and has already become one of the most highly-anticipated events of the upcoming season.

 

“Now that we have finalized our 2019 schedule, we can hit the ground running,” said Cameron Gray, COO of AFT Events. “We've got new venues, freshly-built and redesigned racetracks and are planning some major improvements to overall fan experience for the coming season. AFT fans can look forward to the most exciting season of American Flat Track to date.”

 

American Flat Track will kick off its 2019 season with its bar-banging DAYTONA TT in appropriate fashion - during the wild Bike Week festivities in Daytona Beach. The 2019 DAYTONA TT happens Thursday, March 14 once again under the lights of the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Tickets will be available soon at https://www.americanflattrack.com.

 

2019 American Flat Track Schedule:

  1. March 14: DAYTONA TT - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
  2. March 23: Atlanta Short Track - Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
  3. April 20: Texas Half-Mile - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
  4. April 27: Wild Horse TT - Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, AZ
  5. May 11: Perris Half-Mile - Perris Auto Speedway, Perris, CA
  6. May 18: Sacramento Mile - Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
  7. May 26: Springfield Mile I - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
       (AFT Singles Springfield TT same weekend)
  8. June 1: Red Mile - Red Mile, Lexington, KY
  9. June 15: Laconia Short Track – New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
  10. June 29: Lima Half-Mile - Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
  11. July 13: New York Short Track - Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
  12. August 4: Buffalo Chip TT - Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
  13. August 6: Black Hills Half-Mile - Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, SD
  14. August 17: Peoria TT - Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL
  15. September 1: Springfield Mile II - Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
       (AFT Singles Springfield Short Track same weekend)
  16. September 7: Williams Grove Half-Mile - Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
  17. September 21: Minnesota Mile - Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN
  18. September 28: Meadowlands Mile - Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment, East Rutherford, NJ

How to Watch:

NBCSN and FansChoice.tv are the official homes for coverage of American Flat Track. For the 2018 season, NBCSN’s coverage of AFT moves to highly-coveted, weekend afternoon programming slots within two weeks of each event. The complete schedule for AFT on NBCSN can be viewed at http://www.americanflattrack.com/events-nbcsn/. FansChoice.tv remains a cornerstone of AFT's digital strategy, providing live streaming coverage of every event on AFT’s live page while previous events and exclusive features are available on AFT’s VOD page.

Ruben Garcia Jr. is getting to be an old hand at NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, but the native of Mexico City says “there is always more you can learn” when it comes to racing.

“Like with the K&N Series moving to radial tires, the exact same tires as Xfinity and the (Camping World) Truck Series, I think that helped me a lot this (past) season,” Garcia said Thursday during the unveiling of the 2019 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Development Program driver lineup.

Garcia Jr., 23, is one of six Drive for Diversity participants who will be competing for Rev Racing next season. He’ll be joined by fellow returnees Ernie Francis Jr. of Southwest Ranches, Fla., Chase Cabre of Tampa, Fla., and Nick Sanchez of Homestead, Fla. New to the lineup this season will be Brooke Storer (Land O’Lakes, Fla.) and Gracie Trotter (Denver, N.C.).

“I am always open to learning new things,” Garcia said. “Even running the Mexico Series, I already won (the title) twice but I still learn stuff every year.”

A three-year veteran with the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, Garcia finished 10th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East points standings in 2016 and fifth in ’17.

This past season, he finished third in points and scored his first and second victories in the series, winning at Memphis (Tenn.) and Dover (Del.).

“I don’t want to sound cocky, but I feel like these three years have gotten me ready to move up,” Garcia said. “... I think that everybody in the program helped me to grow as a driver inside the car and outside the track. The progress I’ve done in the K&N Series has been pretty important for me.

“The only thing next is to go race for the championship. I think that’s the least I could do for the team this coming season. It has to be the year where I take that next step to start running in the (NASCAR) national series.”

Garcia hopes to join the likes of current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitors Kyle Larson, Daniel Suarez and Bubba Wallace who used the Drive for Diversity program as a springboard to further their racing careers.

For 2019, Garcia will again compete fulltime in the K&N Pro Series East and, if scheduling allows, run in the NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, where he’s a two-time champion, as well.

“It helped me a lot to have that seat time (in the Mexico Series) the last couple of years so if I can fill every weekend with a race, I will do it,” he said.

Francis, at 20, won his fifth consecutive Trans-Am championship this past season. He made two KNPSE starts for Rev Racing, with a best finish of second at New Jersey Motorsports Park. He will compete in Late Model events as well as select K&N races for the organization in ’19.

Cabre, 21, will return to KNPSE competition where he finished sixth and seventh in points in 2016-17.

Sanchez wrapped up his rookie campaign this past year in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. The 17-year-old will race in a Rev Racing-fielded Late Model for ’19.

First-timers Stoner and Trotter have similar racing backgrounds. Storer is the 2018 sportsman track champ at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Fla., while Trotter spent the past season running CARS Tour and PASS Series events at tracks across the Carolinas and Virginia.

“The Drive for Diversity program continues to evolve,” said Jusan Hamilton, NASCAR senior manager of racing operation and event management. “Everything from the way the combine is run each year to what we look for from the participants.

“I’ve seen improvements (across the board) and I think the program will only continue to get better.”

Rev Racing has been involved in NASCAR’s driver development program since 2010 and its KNPSE drivers have collected 19 victories, 88 top-five and 199 top-10 finishes during that time.

Adam Lemke has been named as a driver for JR Motorsports’ championship-winning Late Model program for 2019. The 16-year-old native of Hollister, Calif. will take the seat of the team’s second Chevrolet for the season and will compete alongside 2017 CARS Late Model Stock Car Series champion Josh Berry.
 
­­Lemke, wh­­o won both the Pavement and overall championships in the USAC Western Midget Series this season as well as Rookie of the Year honors in the RPM Pro Late Model Series at California’s Madera Speedway, had a stellar 2018 season. Beginning in the USAC Midgets, Lemke won eight of 12 races and finished no worse than third in the others, winning 11 of 12 heat races along the way. He also finished second in the Dirt portion of the championship. In the Late Models, the young driver earned three top-five and five top-10 finishes on the way to rookie honors.
 
Lemke has been winning championships for fully half his 16 years, starting in Quarter Midgets at age eight and rising through the Mini Cup ranks. In 2017, he graduated to the USAC Western Midget Series and finished second in overall points and clinched the Rookie of the Year award.
 
“Having a driver of Adam’s capabilities is very important to the future of JR Motorsports,” said L.W. Miller, director of motorsports at JRM. “We’re very happy to have a young driver of his caliber to continue on the trail blazed by drivers like Josh Berry, William Byron and Sam Mayer. He’s been winning races and championships out West, and we think he’s going to continue to do so here in the Southeast.”
 
Lemke, who will spend the season racing against the top Late Model talent in the tradition-rich Southeast region, was equally excited to join the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for 2019.
 
“For a young driver like me, there is no better place to race than JR Motorsports,” Lemke said on the announcement. “William Byron started here and is now in the NASCAR Cup Series, and drivers like Josh, Sam, Anthony (Alfredo) and Christian (Eckes) are progressing up the ladder after having raced here in Late Models. I am looking forward to the opportunity this year to learn and grow and climb that same ladder.”
 
Lemke’s car number, sponsors and team assignments will be made at a later date.
 
JR Motorsports is in the midst of a three-year stretch in which its Late Models have won 35 races in 148 starts. Berry won the CARS LMSC driver title in 2017 and finished fourth in series points this past season, while Mayer was fifth in points with a CARS LMSC victory and earned the series’ Most Popular Driver award.
 
The JRM Late Model program has earned CARS LMSC drivers (2017) and owner (2016) titles, and track championships in 2012 and 2014. Berry also won the CARS Late Model Stock Car owner championship in 2016.
 
JRM PR

NASCAR, Race Team Alliance and 704Games announced today a collaboration that will create the first-ever NASCAR esports league on consoles, eNASCAR Heat Pro League. The newly formed esports league will feature up to 16 race teams and 32 drivers, each owned and operated by prominent NASCAR race teams. 

Beginning today, fans across the nation owning NASCAR Heat 3 can begin to qualify for the first-ever eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft, scheduled to take place early next year. Following the Draft, the esports league will feature a 16-race season beginning in spring 2019 and culminating during the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs. All eNASCAR Heat Pro League races will be live streamed online at NASCAR.com and Motorsport.com.

“We look forward to taking this first step with our teams to introduce NASCAR-style racing to the massive esports audience on consoles,” said Craig Neeb, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Development, NASCAR. “Our partners at 704Games have delivered an incredible product and we are enthusiastic about engaging gamers to create new fans and grow our sport.”       

Many of NASCAR’s most successful teams are participating in the new esports venture, including: Chip Ganassi Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, JR Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Team Penske. Each of the participating teams will field two drivers, one competing on Xbox One and the other on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

“This is an exciting moment in NASCAR history,” stated Jonathan S. Marshall, Executive Director of the Race Team Alliance. “The race teams are taking this new league very seriously and will be looking for the best competitors in the nation to represent their respective teams. We expect the competition level will be high and we challenge these new esports drivers to become the best of the best.”

704Games, NASCAR’s exclusive esports partner for simulation-style video games, released NASCAR Heat 3 in September 2018. Shortly after, 704Games launched a NASCAR esports tournament on consoles that culminated at Homestead-Miami Speedway. With the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, 704Games, aided by an investment from international media and technology company Motorsport Network, whose platforms represent the largest audience of motorsport and auto enthusiasts in the world, looks to expand NASCAR’s presence in the growing popularity of esports.

“This partnership creates a once in a lifetime opportunity for NASCAR Heat 3 players to work with a NASCAR race team and represent their team on a global esports platform” said Paul Brooks, CEO of 704Games. “We’re excited to bring competitive online console racing to NASCAR and promote a greater engagement between fans and gamers with the eNASCAR Heat Pro League.”

For more information and to register for the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft, players can visit eNASCARHeatProLeague.com. Additional details about the eNASCAR Heat Pro League including sponsors, broadcast partners, and league rules will be announced in early 2019.

NASCAR/704 Games PR