eNASCAR is about to get even more global with the announcement of their new limited International Series on Friday.
The new eNASCAR International iRacing Series starts on Wednesday 23rd June in a similar time slot to the eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series. This series will go road racing at three well-known racing facilities utilizing the NASCAR Xfinity Series cars on the iRacing Service.
Drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series in Canada, and select drivers enlisted in the 2021 Drive for Diversity class will compete in the new series. Drivers will travel virtually to Brands Hatch Circuit to kick off the series, then over Circuit of the Americas on 30th June, ending the three-race series at the historic Daytona International Speedway Road Course on 7th July.
“We’re excited to welcome NASCAR’s top international stars to iRacing for the eNASCAR International iRacing Series,” said iRacing president Tony Gardner. “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.”
iRacing doesn’t have the PEAK Mexico Series, Pinty’s Series, or Whelen Euro Series cars on their service, but I’ll hold out hope that the announcement could lead to possible scans of the international NASCAR vehicles. For now, however, all drivers will compete with the NASCAR Xfinity Series cars (Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Toyota Supra) for the three-race special.
“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 racetracks. 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,” said Chad Seigler, vice president of international business development, NASCAR.
Broadcasts will be live on eNASCAR.com/live starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 p.m. BST.
eNASCAR International iRacing Series Schedule
- Brands Hatch Circuit, 23rd June
- Circuit of the Americas, 30th June
- Daytona Road Course, 7th July