iRacing Acquires NASCAR License, Console Game Expected in 2025

iRacing has acquired the NASCAR Team Properties’ exclusive simulation-style console racing games license from Motorsport Games. The team has announced it will begin developing a NASCAR console game expected to release in 2025.

UPDATE: (4-4) It’s been a while but iRacing has confirmed they are looking at a NASCAR 25 release for consoles in the fall of 2025. Nothing else to report for now, just wanted to provide an update.

“When we were approached with the option to acquire the license for the simulation-style NASCAR console game, which was the console game and franchise that we were dreaming about doing, it was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up,” said iRacing President Tony Gardner. “Having the ability to build a NASCAR console game is a privilege we promise to execute with the utmost care. We look forward to working diligently with NASCAR industry stakeholders to deliver a product that provides an amazing experience for the gaming community and NASCAR fans worldwide.”

Gardner added, “With all the NASCAR game experience, console experience, resources and technology assets we already have in place, we are in a fantastic position to hit the ground running building a great NASCAR game franchise on the various platforms.”

In 2018, Motorsport Games secured the NASCAR simulation-style console gaming license through its acquisition of a majority stake in 704Games. Motorsport Games plans to continue offering and supporting their existing NASCAR titles, such as NASCAR Heat 5 and NASCAR Rivals until 2024.