The official NASCAR Series in Europe unveiled today a brand new classification: the Nations Cup, designed to further enhance the competition by rewarding the best national teams and provide race fans even more motivation to cheer for their favorite drivers.
With 21 countries represented on the grid by more than 60 drivers, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is one of the most international championships in motorsports. The 2017 season saw the first non-European driver win the Euro NASCAR title thanks to Alon Day, confirming NWES as the ideal path to a NASCAR career for drivers coming from all over the world.
Providing a fantastic opportunity for drivers and teams to compete for their country, the Nations Cup will reward with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals the competitors representing the three highest scoring nations for each weekend.
The classification will be based on the addition of the points scored by the best finishing driver for each country in the four races constituting the NWES meetings, giving competitors and fans the chance to get together under their national flags.
“These past years, we have seen the NWES attracting more and more drivers and fans from all over the world. The Nation Cup will accompany this process and create emphasis for our drivers and teams on their National stage. We can rely on our fans to bring great support to their National team,” said Jerome Galpin, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series President / CEO.
The first appointment with the new Nations Cup is for April 14-15, 2018 when the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will open the season at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. Bring your flags to track, race fans!
Credits: NASCAR Whelen Euro Series / Stephane Azemard