704Games and NASCAR have announced the eNASCAR Heat Pro League, featuring up to 16 race teams and 32 drivers, each owned and operated by real-world NASCAR race teams.
Many of NASCAR’s most prominent teams are participating in the new esports venture, including; Chip Ganassi Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart Haas Racing, Team Penske and JR Motorsports. Each of the participating teams will field two drivers, one competing on Xbox One and the other on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Following the Draft, the eNASCAR Heat Pro League will feature a 16-race season beginning in spring 2019 and culminating during the 2019 NASCAR Playoffs. All league races will be live streamed online at NASCAR.com, Twitch and Motorsport.com.
How does it work?
Qualify for the 2019 Pro Draft by registering online, and race as often as you possibly can. From December 6, 2018 through January 15, 2019, NASCAR race teams will analyze racing data to determine the drivers that qualify for the Pro League Draft.
In February 2019, the qualification period ends and the race teams will select the drivers who will be in the 2019 Pro Draft. NASCAR race teams will select a group of elite drivers to race for them in the 2019 eNASCAR Heat Pro League. Check out the race teams list here.
When you get drafted, you will sign a contract with the race team that drafted you and become their eDriver. The eNASCAR Heat Pro League season is scheduled to start in May, during All-Star race weekend in Charlotte.