NASCAR and iRacing announced yesterday that the series will host the eNASCAR International iRacing Series, a new eNASCAR series for drivers competing in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, and NASCAR Pinty’s Series, starting from next Wednesday.
Following the success of eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series and the increased growth of eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, NASCAR and iRacing announced yesterday that the series will be hosting a new eNASCAR series known as eNASCAR International iRacing Series starting fron next Wednesday.
“We’re excited to welcome NASCAR’s top international stars to iRacing for the eNASCAR International iRacing Series,” said iRacing president Tony Gardner to enascar.com. “With passionate users in hundreds of countries around the world, and a number of international championship series for professional sim racers, iRacing has always been a global service.”
“It’s a thrill to be able to combine that with our incredible relationship with NASCAR and put on this three-race series that reflects NASCAR’s continued international growth. These races should make for a thrilling show, and we can’t wait to drop the green flag!”
As the name implies, eNASCAR International iRacing Series will place the spotlight on the drivers competing in NASCAR’s three officially sanctioned international series. Thus, drivers from NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, and NASCAR Pinty’s Series – along with wildcard entries from the Drive for Diversity program – will compete against each other in the same competition that will be streamed live to a worldwide audience.
“Each day, NASCAR teams and drivers across the world are turning to iRacing as a means to both keep their driving skills fresh and learn new race tracks,” said Chad Seigler, NASCAR’s Vice President of International Business Development. “As our three international series rapidly expose NASCAR to new fans around the globe – this series will be the perfect platform to bring our stars from Europe, Mexico, Canada and beyond together on one stage to compete for worldwide bragging rights.”
For the inaugural season of eNASCAR International iRacing Series, the series will be hosting three rounds starting from June 23 with a round at the virtual Brands Hatch. The series would then visit COTA on June 30 before the season concludes with a visit to Daytona Road Course on July 7.
Unlike the EuroNASCAR Esports Series that utilizes the current NASCAR Cup Series cars for their esports series, eNASCAR International iRacing Series competitors will be using the NASCAR Xfinity Series cars – the same cars that NASCAR Mexico used on their own iRacing Series – for all rounds of the championship.
The events will be livestreamed live on eNASCAR.com/live at 6 PM EDT/12 AM CET. More information for the inaugural round at virtual Brands Hatch is expected to be unveiled soon.
Disclaimer: Unless noted, all photos in this article are courtesy of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / iRacing.