Another exciting NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season is about to begin on April 13-14 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain and the competition on and off the track will be outstanding. 33 cars from 19 teams coming from all over the world are expected on the grid for the NWES season opener, reaffirming Euro NASCAR’s popularity and its status as the best touring car championship of the Old Continent.
Team entries reached and all-time high during the winter and exceeded the 30-car limit fixed in the NWES rulebook. Bigger tracks like the Circuit Ricardo Tormo will allow the series to welcome a record-setting field to open the 2019 season.
"We are very proud of this 2019 grid, which is the biggest and the best in series’ history both for quantity and quality of the entrants. It is full of great teams, great competitors and great drivers, but also great friends. We will be really happy to see everybody in Valencia after a long winter. There’s no better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the series! With NASCAR and all our partners we can’t wait to start another exciting season with our fantastic fans," said NWES President / CEO Jerome Galpin.
2018 Teams Championship and ELITE 2 Division winning team RDV Competition, fielding two Ford Mustangs for the upcoming season, will face the toughest competition in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series history in their traditional rivals and in some prestigious new entries that will grant a unique show for the European NASCAR fans.
GP2 Championship winner Racing Engineering and touring car icon Team Bleekemolen will all add their names to the explosive mix of contenders highlighting the NWES grid. ELITE 1 Division winning team CAAL Racing, PK Carsport, Hendriks Motorsport, Mishumotors, Braxx Racing, Dexwet DF1 Racing and Racing Total will all field two cars, while Racers Motorsports and Alex Caffi Motorsport will enter three cars each.
Swedish team Memphis Racing will expand to field two Camaros, while NASCAR Cup Series team Go Fas Racing will return with one Ford Mustang for its European division. There will be one car each from Solaris Motorsport, The Club Motorsport, 42 Racing – Nocentini, Speedhouse 64 and returning Motorsport 98.
The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will visit seven top European tracks in 2019, touching seven different countries with a spectacular 26-race calendar, beginning in Valencia, Spain on April 13-14 and concluding in Zolder, Belgium on October 5-6.