Popular European-based series will continue international development by creating new national team classification.
While the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has long been known to offer one of the most diverse lineups of drivers throughout the world of any NASCAR-sanctioned series, now the popular series will give fans even more reason to celebrate and support their favorite drivers.
Throughout its brief history the NWES has already featured 21 countries represented on the grid by more than 60 drivers and 2017 season saw Alon Day, the first non-European driver win the Euro NASCAR title.
With such a diverse group of drivers deciding to compete in the series from so many difference countries, 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 event to award the new Nations Cup points will be held on April 14-15, 2018 when the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series opens the season at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain.