Stock car racing is coming to esports thanks to a collaboration between NASCAR, Race Team Alliance, and 704Games. The eNascar Heat Pro league will have 16 race teams that will be owned and operated by NASCAR race teams. There will be 32 total racers, or two per team.
Fans who own Nascar Heat 3 will be able to qualify online starting today. The league is not expected to start until the Spring of 2019, so there is plenty of time to practice. All eNascar races will be live streamed at NASCAR.com, Twitch, 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. Our partners at 704Games have delivered an incredible product and we are enthusiastic about engaging a young demographic of gamers to create new fans and grow our sport.” – Craig Neeb, executive vice president for innovation and development at NASCAR.
Each team will have two drivers, one participating on Xbox One and the other on Playstation 4. Some of the teams participating in the eNascar league are Chip Canassi Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Stewart Haas Racing, and more.
If you are looking for more information on the league and how to register, head to the official eNASCAR Heat Pro League website.