15 Mar eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft
On Sunday, March 10, 704Games, NASCAR, and the Race Team Alliance (RTA) held the inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft at ISM Raceway! 13 NASCAR race teams from the RTA and JR Motorsports were on-hand to draft 28 drivers for the eNASCAR Heat Pro League debuting in May.
At the event, each race team selected two esport drivers, one on Xbox One and another on PlayStation 4. Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) began the draft with the first selection on Xbox One. CGR driver Kurt Busch took the stage to announce their first pick of Greg Matarazzo.
“To be the first pick of the eNASCAR Pro League Draft is an amazing feeling,” said Matarazzo. “As a longtime NASCAR fan and gamer, being chosen by Kurt Busch and Chip Ganassi Racing as their driver at ISM Raceway is truly a dream come true.”
On PlayStation 4, Slade Gravitt was the first driver selected by Wood Brothers Racing.
“I’ve been a NASCAR fan since I was four years old and started playing NASCAR games four years ago,” Gravitt told eNASCAR.com. “Getting the online experience with NASCAR games has been awesome.”
The eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft featured a variety of NASCAR stars including Richard Petty, 2018 NASCAR Champion Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, NASCAR President Steve Phelps, and many others. Once the season begins in May, these esport drivers will compete across a 16-race season. The full draft results can be seen below.
Full Draft Results
Xbox One Draft Results:
- Chip Ganassi Racing – Greg Matarazzo
- Leavine Family Racing – Nick Vroman
- JR Motorsports – Tyler Dohar
- Team Penske – Brian Tedeschi
- Roush Fenway Racing – Nick Walker
- Richard Petty Motorsports – Diego Alvarado
- Stewart-Haas Racing – Josh Shoemaker
- Hendrick Motorsports – Sam Morris
- Joe Gibbs Racing – Daniel Buttafuoco
- JTG Daugherty Racing – Justin Brooks
- GoFas Racing – Matt Heale
- Richard Childress Racing – Jordan McGraw
- Germain Racing – Jacob Kerr
- Wood Brothers Racing – Casey Gomme
PlayStation 4 Draft Results:
- Wood Brothers Racing – Slade Gravitt
- Germain Racing – William Arnold
- Richard Childress Racing – Joey Stone
- GoFas Racing – Hunter Mullins
- JTG Daugherty Racing – Zach Onson
- Joe Gibbs Racing – TJ McGowan
- Hendrick Motorsports – Nick Jobes
- Stewart-Haas Racing – Brandyn Gritton
- Richard Petty Motorsports – Mike Braas
- Roush Fenway Racing – Cody Giles
- Team Penske – Corey Rothgeb
- JR Motorsports – Jason Keffer
- Leavine Family Racing – Josh Harbin
- Chip Ganassi Racing – Josh Parker
eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft Recap
eNASCAR Heat Pro League Draft – Full Video
Teams participating in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League may still need drivers. Register today online or buy NASCAR Heat 3 if you don’t own the game.