Are you interested in the iRacing NASCAR League, where thousands of drivers participate? Well, on the 17th of February 2022, the Coca-Cola iRacingeNASCAR Series started. This year, NASCAR joined with NACE Starleague, the collegiate esports league, to introduce the eNASCAR College iRacing Series. In North America, this series is open to more than 500 universities and colleges with enthusiasts wishing to compete and earn a prize of $50,000 through scholarships.
Coca-Cola, Playseat, Southern Computer Warehouse, Gaming Peripherals Brand Logitech G, and Playseat present the collegiate sim racing series. Of the three-race schedule, the first one took place in February on the iRacing platform at the virtual Daytona International Speedway.
During the launch, the ‘Managing Director of Gaming and Esports at NASCAR’ said that esports and gaming are two important components of NASCAR, which has helped them reach their new fans for the first time. It has been found that different initiatives of eNASCAR have shown potential growth over time. So, he said it was the right time to extend the reach to the younger generation.
Therefore, the eNASCAR College iRacing Series was introduced, showcasing the opportunities that sports and sim racing hold to enthusiasts. The Pro Qualifying Series from NASCAR iRacing Road will narrow down an open field to the sim racers of the world. The eventual 20-driver pool will proceed to Pro Contender Series on the eNASCARiRacing Road in 2023.
The first leg of the Pro Qualifying Series competition featured an eight-race scheduled every Thursday. Racers with at least an A Class 2.0 license qualify for the series that uses NASCAR Camping World Truck Series vehicles.
The top 70 enthusiasts from eight races will qualify in the second leg. Here they will be categorized into two snake splits competing for seven more events. Lastly, the top 20 racers will join the bottom 20 in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series to compete in the last two months of the year in ‘the Contender Series in NASCAR Xfinity Series cars.’